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Skagway, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Skagway Census Designated Place had a population of 994 as of July 1, 2017. Skagway 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 Skagway is located at latitude 59.4644 and longitude -135.2751 in Skagway Borough. The formal boundaries for the Skagway Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Skagway Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Skagway Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419220) 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 Skagway Census Designated Place is located within the Skagway Census Subarea of Skagway 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 Skagway 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 Skagway: Schkague, Shkagway, Skaguay, Skagwa.

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


Total Population 994
Daytime Population: Workers 686
Daytime Population: Residents 183
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 869
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 964
Population in Familes 648
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density2 105
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $77,295
Average Household Income $111,639
Per Capita Income $50,987


Total Housing Units 636 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 236 (37.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 203 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 197 (31.0%)
Median Home Value $336,471
Average Home Value $357,878


Total Households 439
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 230
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 1.07% 1.39%
Households 0.95% 1.33%
Families 0.3% 1.19%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Skagway, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Skagway 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 # 69 81st
Population Density # 72 80th
Diversity Index # 233 34th
Median Household Income # 34 91st
Per Capita Income # 3 99th

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