Kivalina, AK Profile: Facts & Data


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Kivalina, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Kivalina had a population of 376 as of July 1, 2018. Kivalina 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 Kivalina is located at latitude 67.7286 and longitude -164.5397 in Northwest Arctic Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Kivalina (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.5 sq. miles and a water area of 2.46 sq. miles. Northwest Arctic Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 0 feet.

The City of Kivalina (GNIS ID: 2419411) 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 Kivalina 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 Kivalina: Kebuleek, Kebulik, Kevuleek, Kevulik, Kivalena, Kivalinagmiut, Kivalinagmouit, Kivalinak, Kivaliniq, Kivalinyah, Kiv-a-lin-yah, Kiveleena, Kivelow, Kivilenya, Kivoualinagmut, Kivualinagmut, Kivualinak, Kuveleek.

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


Total Population 376
Population in Households 274
Population in Familes 250
Population in Group Qrtrs 102
Population Density2 251
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $61,048
Average Household Income $73,242
Per Capita Income $21,291


Total Housing Units 99 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 61 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $108,333
Average Home Value $128,629


Total Households 85
Average Household Size 3.22
Family Households 71
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.06% -0.11%
Households 0.0% -0.24%
Families 0.0% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   1.56%

Kivalina, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kivalina 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 # 143 60th
Population Density # 34 91st
Diversity Index # 198 44th
Median Household Income # 96 73rd
Per Capita Income # 215 40th

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