Gakona, AK Profile: Facts & Data


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Gakona, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Gakona Census Designated Place had a population of 208 as of July 1, 2018. Gakona 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 Gakona is located at latitude 62.3608 and longitude -145.2657 in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Gakona Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 60.72 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 1,424 feet.

The Gakona Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418593) 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 Gakona 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gakona: Gakona Roadhouse, Ggax Kuna'.

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


Total Population 208
Population in Households 208
Population in Familes 162
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $34,486
Average Household Income $55,676
Per Capita Income $23,835


Total Housing Units 131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59 (45.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (37.4%)
Median Home Value $192,308
Average Home Value $213,362


Total Households 82
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 50
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 -0.57% -0.68%
Households -0.58% -0.74%
Families -2.38% -0.81%
Median Household Income   3.85%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

Gakona, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gakona 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 # 192 46th
Population Density # 258 27th
Diversity Index # 89 75th
Median Household Income # 300 16th
Per Capita Income # 197 45th

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