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Wainwright, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Wainwright had a population of 563 as of July 1, 2019. 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 70.6369 and longitude -160.0383 in North Slope Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Wainwright 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 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wainwright, AK Housing Affordability Index is 242
State of Alaska Housing Affordability Index is 124
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Wainwright, AK Wealth Index is 64
State of Alaska Wealth Index is 106
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 563 (100%)
Population in Households 549 (97.5%)
Population in Families 470 (83.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 14 ( 2.5%)
Population Density 55
Diversity Index2 18
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $62,944
Average Household Income $79,541
Per Capita Income $21,339
Wealth Index4 64

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 98 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $119,318
Housing Affordability Index3 242
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 148
Average Household Size 3.71
Family Households 109
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.14% 0.04%
Households 0.07% 0.0%
Families -0.58% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.71%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

Wainwright, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wainwright to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 106 70th
Diversity Index # 284 20th
Median Household Income # 95 73rd
Per Capita Income # 216 39th

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