Metlakatla, AK Profile: Facts & Data


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Metlakatla, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Metlakatla Census Designated Place had a population of 1,437 as of July 1, 2018. 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 55.1292 and longitude -131.5722 in Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Metlakatla Census Designated Place 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 1,437
Population in Households 1,437
Population in Familes 1,229
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 623
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $51,213
Average Household Income $71,047
Per Capita Income $24,657


Total Housing Units 555 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 341 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 160 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $153,061
Average Home Value $155,629


Total Households 501
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 362
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.27% 0.26%
Households 0.2% 0.2%
Families 0.2% 0.11%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.51%

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, 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 # 55 85th
Population Density # 15 96th
Diversity Index # 175 51st
Median Household Income # 162 55th
Per Capita Income # 182 49th

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