Skagway, AK Profile: Facts & Data


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Skagway, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Skagway Census Designated Place had a population of 992 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Skagway: Schkague, Shkagway, Skaguay, Skagwa.

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


Total Population 992
Population in Households 962
Population in Familes 646
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density2 105
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $75,438
Average Household Income $105,260
Per Capita Income $48,231


Total Housing Units 651 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 223 (34.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 217 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 211 (32.4%)
Median Home Value $348,750
Average Home Value $375,670


Total Households 440
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 231
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 0.92% 1.51%
Households 0.86% 1.5%
Families 0.32% 1.35%
Median Household Income   0.37%
Per Capita Income   1.59%

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, 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 # 69 81st
Population Density # 72 80th
Diversity Index # 211 41st
Median Household Income # 52 86th
Per Capita Income # 8 98th

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