Kiana, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kiana, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Kiana had a population of 372 as of July 1, 2017. Kiana ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kiana is located at latitude 66.9713 and longitude -160.4376 in Northwest Arctic Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Kiana (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Northwest Arctic Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 85 feet.

The City of Kiana (GNIS ID: 2419409) 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 Kiana 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 Kiana 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 Kiana: Katyaaq.

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


Total Population 372
Daytime Population: Workers 25
Daytime Population: Residents 283
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 308
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 372
Population in Familes 323
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,998
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $56,014
Average Household Income $67,158
Per Capita Income $16,714


Total Housing Units 146 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55 (37.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (29.5%)
Median Home Value $120,455
Average Home Value $138,636


Total Households 103
Average Household Size 3.61
Family Households 78
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.41% 0.32%
Households 0.27% 0.39%
Families 0.18% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Kiana, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kiana 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 # 144 60th
Population Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 245 31st
Median Household Income # 126 65th
Per Capita Income # 267 25th

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