Whale Pass, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Whale Pass, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Whale Pass had a population of 34 as of July 1, 2017. Whale Pass ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Whale Pass is located at latitude 56.1267 and longitude -133.1977 in Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Whale Pass (see map below) encompass a land area of 35.28 sq. miles and a water area of 1.38 sq. miles. Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 138 feet.

The City of Whale Pass (GNIS ID: 2791462) 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 "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The City of Whale Pass 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Whale Pass 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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Whale Pass, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 34
Daytime Population: Workers 3
Daytime Population: Residents 20
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 34
Population in Familes 23
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $32,003
Average Household Income $43,172
Per Capita Income $22,697


Total Housing Units 65 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17 (26.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 ( 6.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (66.2%)
Median Home Value $183,333
Average Home Value $273,438


Total Households 22
Average Household Size 1.55
Family Households 11
Average Family Size 2
  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 1.28% 0.0%
Households 1.32% -0.93%
Families 4.49% -1.89%
Median Household Income   4.23%
Per Capita Income   3.41%

Whale Pass, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whale Pass 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 # 313 12th
Population Density # 304 14th
Diversity Index # 275 23rd
Median Household Income # 309 13th
Per Capita Income # 195 45th

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