Big Delta, AK Profile: Facts & Data


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Big Delta, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Big Delta Census Designated Place had a population of 570 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Big Delta is located at latitude 64.1566 and longitude -145.7409 in Southeast Fairbanks (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Big Delta Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 45.87 sq. miles and a water area of 7.46 sq. miles. Southeast Fairbanks (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 997 feet.

The Big Delta Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418791) 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 Big Delta Census Designated Place is located within the Southeast Fairbanks Census Subarea of Southeast Fairbanks (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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Big Delta: Big Delta Roadhouse, Grundler, McCarthy, McCarthy Telegraph Station, McCarty, McCarty Roadhouse, Tanana Ferry, Washburn.

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


Total Population 570
Population in Households 386
Population in Familes 322
Population in Group Qrtrs 184
Population Density2 12
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $63,705
Average Household Income $83,992
Per Capita Income $31,239


Total Housing Units 298 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 ( 9.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (34.6%)
Median Home Value $182,547
Average Home Value $193,114


Total Households 195
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 141
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.44% -0.42%
Households -0.66% -0.73%
Families -1.14% -0.87%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Big Delta, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Delta 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 # 106 70th
Population Density # 188 47th
Diversity Index # 204 43rd
Median Household Income # 90 75th
Per Capita Income # 115 68th

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