Tanacross, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tanacross, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Tanacross Census Designated Place had a population of 131 as of July 1, 2017. Tanacross ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tanacross is located at latitude 63.3281 and longitude -143.4871 in Southeast Fairbanks (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Tanacross Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 79.37 sq. miles and a water area of 1.64 sq. miles. Southeast Fairbanks (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 1,549 feet.

The Tanacross Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419245) 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 Tanacross 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 Tanacross 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 Tanacross: Saint Timothys, Taats'altey, Tanana Crossing, Tanana Junction.

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


Total Population 131
Daytime Population: Workers 29
Daytime Population: Residents 84
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 113
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 131
Population in Familes 102
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $41,323
Average Household Income $48,803
Per Capita Income $18,774


Total Housing Units 73 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 37 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (30.1%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $162,162


Total Households 51
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 31
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 -0.52% -0.93%
Households -0.53% -0.8%
Families -1.66% -1.32%
Median Household Income   3.89%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

Tanacross, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tanacross 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 # 223 37th
Population Density # 286 20th
Diversity Index # 67 81st
Median Household Income # 239 33rd
Per Capita Income # 251 29th

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