Buckland, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Buckland, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Buckland had a population of 428 as of July 1, 2017. Buckland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Buckland is located at latitude 65.9759 and longitude -161.1387 in Northwest Arctic Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Buckland (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Northwest Arctic Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Buckland (GNIS ID: 2419365) 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 Buckland is located within the Northwest Arctic Census Subarea of Northwest Arctic 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buckland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buckland: Kaniq, Old Buckland.

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Buckland, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 428
Daytime Population: Workers 15
Daytime Population: Residents 330
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 345
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 428
Population in Familes 378
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 305
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $45,479
Average Household Income $56,572
Per Capita Income $14,513


Total Housing Units 103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (41.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $93,750
Average Home Value $111,161


Total Households 100
Average Household Size 4.28
Family Households 72
Average Family Size 5
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.39% 0.37%
Households 0.28% 0.2%
Families -0.38% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

Buckland, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buckland to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 135 62nd
Population Density # 29 92nd
Diversity Index # 315 11th
Median Household Income # 197 45th
Per Capita Income # 284 20th

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