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Kivalina, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Kivalina had a population of 382 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kivalina 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 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, 2017)


Total Population 382
Daytime Population: Workers 7
Daytime Population: Residents 268
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 275
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 279
Population in Familes 255
Population in Group Qrtrs 103
Population Density2 255
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $64,433
Average Household Income $74,452
Per Capita Income $21,291


Total Housing Units 101 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $104,167
Average Home Value $123,387


Total Households 87
Average Household Size 3.21
Family Households 73
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.29% 0.26%
Households 0.32% 0.23%
Families 0.38% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   1.53%

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, 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 # 143 60th
Population Density # 34 91st
Diversity Index # 186 48th
Median Household Income # 73 80th
Per Capita Income # 214 40th

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