Copper Center, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Copper Center, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Copper Center Census Designated Place had a population of 318 as of July 1, 2017. Copper Center ranks in 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 Copper Center is located at latitude 61.9846 and longitude -145.3543 in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Copper Center Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 1,033 feet.

The Copper Center Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418847) 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 Copper Center Census Designated Place is located within the Copper River Census Subarea of Valdez-Cordova (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 Copper Center 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 Copper Center: Tl'aticae'e.

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


Total Population 318
Daytime Population: Workers 279
Daytime Population: Residents 163
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 442
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.39
Population in Households 318
Population in Familes 259
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 25
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $67,276
Average Household Income $72,479
Per Capita Income $27,584


Total Housing Units 201 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (41.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (40.8%)
Median Home Value $195,313
Average Home Value $210,843


Total Households 119
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 80
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 -0.43% -0.64%
Households -0.45% -0.51%
Families 0.0% -0.76%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Copper Center, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Copper Center 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 # 159 55th
Population Density # 147 59th
Diversity Index # 75 79th
Median Household Income # 67 81st
Per Capita Income # 166 53rd

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