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The City of Buckland had a population of 526 as of July 1, 2022. 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 65.9797 and longitude -161.1231 in Northwest Arctic Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Buckland 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buckland: Kaniq, Old Buckland.

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Buckland, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 526 (100%)
Population in Households 526 (100.0%)
Population in Families 462 (87.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 618
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $44,519
Average Household Income $71,430
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $17,121
Wealth Index5 56


Total HU (Housing Units) 112 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $111,538
Average Home Value $202,027
Housing Affordability Index3 205


Total Households 108
Average Household Size 4.87
Family Households 76
Average Family Size 6.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -1.96% -0.85%
Households 0.00% -0.75%
Families   -0.80%
Median Household Income   -0.09%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
Owner Occupied HU   -1.09%

Buckland, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buckland to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 118 67th
Population Density # 17 95th
Median Household Income # 224 37th
Housing Affordability Index # 294 83rd
Per Capita Income # 277 22nd
Diversity Index # 312 12th

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