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Metlakatla, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Metlakatla Census Designated Place had a population of 1,543 as of July 1, 2017. Metlakatla 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 Metlakatla is located at latitude 55.1147 and longitude -131.5557 in Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Metlakatla Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 0 feet.

The Metlakatla Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418709) 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 Metlakatla Census Designated Place is located within the Metlakatla Indian Community Census Subarea 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Metlakatla 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 Metlakatla: Maxlakxaala, Metlahcatlah, Metlah-Catlah, Metlahkatlah, Metlakahtla, Metla-katla, New Metlakahta, New Metlakatla, Port Chester.

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


Total Population 1,543
Daytime Population: Workers 630
Daytime Population: Residents 928
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,558
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 1,543
Population in Familes 1,321
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 669
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $53,779
Average Household Income $72,390
Per Capita Income $24,848


Total Housing Units 562 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 352 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 180 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $157,627
Average Home Value $154,616


Total Households 532
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 383
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 1.3% -0.16%
Households 1.06% -0.11%
Families 1.01% -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

Metlakatla, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Metlakatla 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 # 54 85th
Population Density # 15 96th
Diversity Index # 181 49th
Median Household Income # 140 61st
Per Capita Income # 182 49th

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