Big Delta, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Big Delta, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Big Delta Census Designated Place had a population of 575 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Big Delta 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 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, 2017)


Total Population 575
Daytime Population: Workers 219
Daytime Population: Residents 173
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 392
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 391
Population in Familes 326
Population in Group Qrtrs 184
Population Density2 13
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $60,179
Average Household Income $82,057
Per Capita Income $30,909


Total Housing Units 298 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 159 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 (33.6%)
Median Home Value $180,000
Average Home Value $190,156


Total Households 198
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 142
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 -0.38% -0.63%
Households -0.54% -0.93%
Families -1.2% -1.01%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

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, 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 # 107 70th
Population Density # 189 47th
Diversity Index # 204 42nd
Median Household Income # 92 74th
Per Capita Income # 109 69th

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