Shungnak, AK Profile: Facts & Data


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Shungnak, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Shungnak had a population of 264 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shungnak: Isinnaq, Nuurviuraq.

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


Total Population 264
Population in Households 264
Population in Familes 220
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 30
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $45,902
Average Household Income $59,897
Per Capita Income $15,145


Total Housing Units 73 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $162,143


Total Households 62
Average Household Size 4.26
Family Households 45
Average Family Size 5
  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 0.09% -0.15%
Households 0.0% -0.32%
Families -0.53% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   1.57%

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, 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 # 172 52nd
Population Density # 136 62nd
Diversity Index # 270 24th
Median Household Income # 202 43rd
Per Capita Income # 284 20th

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