Cordova, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cordova, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Cordova had a population of 2,169 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cordova population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,169
Daytime Population: Workers 974
Daytime Population: Residents 733
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,707
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 2,151
Population in Familes 1,681
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density2 36
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $72,986
Average Household Income $88,622
Per Capita Income $36,888


Total Housing Units 1,110 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 554 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 339 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 217 (19.5%)
Median Home Value $280,137
Average Home Value $250,587


Total Households 893
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 549
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 -0.44% -0.51%
Households -0.44% -0.5%
Families -0.64% -0.66%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

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, 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 # 44 88th
Population Density # 121 66th
Diversity Index # 82 77th
Median Household Income # 53 85th
Per Capita Income # 43 88th

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