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The Hyder CDP(1) had a population of 51 as of July 1, 2022. Hyder 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 Hyder is located at latitude 55.9169 and longitude -130.0247 in Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Hyder Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 14.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 115 feet.

The Hyder Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Hyder Census Designated Place is located within the of Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) 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 Hyder: Portland, Portland City.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Hyder, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 51 (100%)
Population in Households 51 (100.0%)
Population in Families 35 (68.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 3
Diversity Index2 25


Median Household Income $42,500
Average Household Income $45,722
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $17,748
Wealth Index5 33


Total HU (Housing Units) 63 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17 (27.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 0
Vacant Housing Units 46 (73.0%)
Median Home Value $228,125
Average Home Value $263,889
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 17
Average Household Size 3.00
Family Households 9
Average Family Size 4.00
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 2.73% -0.80%
Households -2.51% 0.00%
Families   -2.33%
Median Household Income   0.00%
Per Capita Income   0.87%
Owner Occupied HU   0.00%

Hyder, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hyder to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 291 18th
Population Density # 261 27th
Median Household Income # 244 31st
Housing Affordability Index # 134 38th
Per Capita Income # 274 23rd
Diversity Index # 267 25th

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