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Port Alexander, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Port Alexander had a population of 46 as of July 1, 2017. Port Alexander ranks in the upper 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 Port Alexander is located at latitude 56.2352 and longitude -134.6535 in Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Port Alexander (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.47 sq. miles and a water area of 11.54 sq. miles. Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 39 feet.

The City of Port Alexander (GNIS ID: 2419452) 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 Port Alexander is located within the Petersburg 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 Port Alexander population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 46
Daytime Population: Workers 20
Daytime Population: Residents 10
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 30
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 46
Population in Familes 37
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 13
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $56,451
Average Household Income $73,210
Per Capita Income $31,561


Total Housing Units 64 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14 (21.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 ( 7.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (70.3%)
Median Home Value $262,500
Average Home Value $260,000


Total Households 19
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 13
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 -1.68% -0.44%
Households -2.0% 0.0%
Families -1.02% -1.59%
Median Household Income   4.25%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Port Alexander, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Alexander 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 # 302 15th
Population Density # 185 48th
Diversity Index # 49 86th
Median Household Income # 121 66th
Per Capita Income # 99 72nd

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