Wainwright, AK Profile: Facts & Data

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Wainwright, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Wainwright had a population of 564 as of July 1, 2018. Wainwright ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wainwright is located at latitude 70.6501 and longitude -159.9972 in North Slope Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Wainwright (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.94 sq. miles and a water area of 25.09 sq. miles. North Slope Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Wainwright (GNIS ID: 2418869) 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 Wainwright is located within the North Slope Census Subarea 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 Wainwright: Olgonik, Ulguniq, Wainwright Inlet.

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Wainwright, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 564
Population in Households 550
Population in Familes 470
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 31
Diversity Index3 19
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $65,947
Average Household Income $75,017
Per Capita Income $20,898

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $123,214
Average Home Value $131,989
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 148
Average Household Size 3.72
Family Households 109
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.17% -0.21%
Households 0.08% -0.27%
Families -0.65% -0.37%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.31%

Wainwright, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wainwright to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 109 69th
Population Density # 132 63rd
Diversity Index # 282 21st
Median Household Income # 76 79th
Per Capita Income # 220 38th

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