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Shungnak, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Shungnak had a population of 270 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Shungnak is located at latitude 66.8871 and longitude -157.1638 in Northwest Arctic Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Shungnak (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shungnak 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 Shungnak: Isinnaq, Nuurviuraq.

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


Total Population 270
Daytime Population: Workers 41
Daytime Population: Residents 201
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 242
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 270
Population in Familes 225
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 30
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $45,457
Average Household Income $58,140
Per Capita Income $15,317


Total Housing Units 74 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $150,000


Total Households 63
Average Household Size 4.29
Family Households 46
Average Family Size 5
  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 0.42% 0.37%
Households 0.22% 0.32%
Families -0.3% 0.43%
Median Household Income   3.64%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Shungnak, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shungnak 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 # 171 52nd
Population Density # 135 62nd
Diversity Index # 251 29th
Median Household Income # 198 44th
Per Capita Income # 276 22nd

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