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Skagway, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Skagway Census Designated Place had a population of 1,055 as of July 1, 2019. 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 59.4583 and longitude -135.3139 in Skagway Borough. The formal boundaries for the Skagway Census Designated Place 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Skagway, AK Housing Affordability Index is 103
State of Alaska Housing Affordability Index is 124
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Skagway, AK Wealth Index is 73
State of Alaska Wealth Index is 106
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,055 (100%)
Population in Households 1,025 (97.2%)
Population in Families 689 (65.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 30 ( 2.8%)
Population Density 112
Diversity Index2 29
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $68,525
Average Household Income $87,549
Per Capita Income $39,477
Wealth Index4 73

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 681 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 220 (32.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 248 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 213 (31.3%)
Median Home Value $345,902
Housing Affordability Index3 103
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 468
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 247
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.49% 1.42%
Households 1.44% 1.41%
Families 1.01% 1.26%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.48%

Skagway, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Skagway to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 67 81st
Population Density # 72 80th
Diversity Index # 215 39th
Median Household Income # 74 79th
Per Capita Income # 37 90th

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