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Point Hope, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Point Hope had a population of 688 as of July 1, 2020. Point Hope ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Point Hope is located at latitude 68.3486 and longitude -166.7347 in North Slope Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Point Hope encompass a land area of 4.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. North Slope Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Point Hope (GNIS ID: 2419451) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Point Hope is located within the of North Slope Borough. Census subareas are statistical subdivisions of the county equivalents used in Alaska (boroughs, city and boroughs, municipalities, and census areas) and are the statistical equivalent of Micro Civil Divisions (MCDs) used in other states.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Point Hope: Figarok, Hope, Tee-kee-voga-meuts, Tiekagamiut, Tigara, Tigarak, Tigera, Tikarakh, Tikeh, Tikek, Tikera, Tikeramiut, Tikerana, Tikeranmeun, Tikigaq, Tikiqaq, Tikira, Tikirah, Tikirahmun, Tikirak, Tikirat, Tikkerak, Tkok, Ttiekigakg, Ttikigakg.


Point Hope, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 688 (100%)
Population in Households 685 (99.6%)
Population in Families 579 (84.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 138
Diversity Index2 28


Median Household Income $60,380
Average Household Income $73,906
% of Income for Mortgage4 6%
Per Capita Income $21,213
Wealth Index5 55


Total HU (Housing Units) 226 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 113 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $82,328
Average Home Value $103,043
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 191
Average Household Size 3.59
Family Households 144
Average Family Size 4
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.2% -0.12%
Households 0.26% 0.0%
Families -0.2% -0.28%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
Owner Occupied HU   0.18%


Point Hope, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Point Hope to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 94 74th
Population Density # 60 83rd
Median Household Income # 106 70th
Housing Affordability Index # 345 98th
Per Capita Income # 215 39th
Diversity Index # 231 35th

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