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Thorne Bay, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Thorne Bay had a population of 482 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Thorne Bay is located at latitude 55.667 and longitude -132.5357 in Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Thorne Bay (see map below) encompass a land area of 26.58 sq. miles and a water area of 3 sq. miles. Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 154 feet.

The City of Thorne Bay (GNIS ID: 2418862) 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 Thorne Bay is located within the Prince of Wales 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.

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


Total Population 482
Population in Households 478
Population in Familes 363
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 18
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $55,977
Average Household Income $72,555
Per Capita Income $33,136


Total Housing Units 373 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 162 (43.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 156 (41.8%)
Median Home Value $225,000
Average Home Value $251,534


Total Households 217
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 127
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 0.28% 0.17%
Households 0.17% 0.18%
Families 0.1% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Thorne Bay, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thorne Bay 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 # 122 66th
Population Density # 163 54th
Diversity Index # 209 41st
Median Household Income # 138 61st
Per Capita Income # 100 72nd

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