Deering, AK Profile: Facts & Data


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Deering, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Deering had a population of 123 as of July 1, 2018. Deering 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 Deering is located at latitude 66.0756 and longitude -162.7172 in Northwest Arctic Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Deering encompass a land area of 5.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Northwest Arctic Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 0 feet.

The City of Deering (GNIS ID: 2419375) 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 Deering 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 Deering: Ipnaitchiaq.

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


Total Population 123
Population in Households 123
Population in Familes 108
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 24
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $47,495
Average Household Income $56,290
Per Capita Income $14,737


Total Housing Units 61 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25 (41.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (27.9%)
Median Home Value $93,182
Average Home Value $112,000


Total Households 44
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 32
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.1% -0.16%
Households 0.0% -0.46%
Families 0.79% -0.63%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.4%

Deering, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Deering 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 # 225 37th
Population Density # 148 58th
Diversity Index # 306 14th
Median Household Income # 192 46th
Per Capita Income # 288 19th

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