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Cordova, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Cordova had a population of 2,134 as of July 1, 2018. Cordova 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 Cordova is located at latitude 60.5301 and longitude -145.6421 in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Cordova (see map below) encompass a land area of 59.97 sq. miles and a water area of 15.69 sq. miles. Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 92 feet.

The City of Cordova (GNIS ID: 2419373) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Cordova is located within the Chugach 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.

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


Total Population 2,134
Population in Households 2,116
Population in Familes 1,652
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density2 36
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $72,807
Average Household Income $89,474
Per Capita Income $37,092


Total Housing Units 1,100 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 542 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 334 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 223 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $290,299
Average Home Value $255,397


Total Households 877
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 539
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.58% -0.6%
Households -0.6% -0.65%
Families -0.78% -0.79%
Median Household Income   0.51%
Per Capita Income   1.19%

Cordova, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cordova 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 # 46 87th
Population Density # 122 66th
Diversity Index # 86 76th
Median Household Income # 61 83rd
Per Capita Income # 50 86th

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