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Shungnak, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Shungnak had a population of 261 as of July 1, 2019. Shungnak 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 Shungnak is located at latitude 66.8881 and longitude -157.1364 in Northwest Arctic Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Shungnak encompass a land area of 8.92 sq. miles and a water area of 1 sq. miles. Northwest Arctic Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 171 feet.

The City of Shungnak (GNIS ID: 2418856) 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 Shungnak 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 Shungnak: Isinnaq, Nuurviuraq.

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Shungnak, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Shungnak, AK Housing Affordability Index is 0
State of Alaska Housing Affordability Index is 124
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Shungnak, AK Wealth Index is 41
State of Alaska Wealth Index is 106
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 261 (100%)
Population in Households 261 (100.0%)
Population in Families 217 (83.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 32
Diversity Index2 21
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,700
Average Household Income $54,619
Per Capita Income $13,969
Wealth Index4 41

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 75 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $97,222
Housing Affordability Index3 0
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 62
Average Household Size 4.21
Family Households 45
Average Family Size 5
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.04% -0.15%
Households 0.0% -0.32%
Families -0.47% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.33%
Per Capita Income   1.75%

Shungnak, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shungnak to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 175 51st
Population Density # 132 63rd
Diversity Index # 274 23rd
Median Household Income # 243 31st
Per Capita Income # 293 17th

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