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The Gakona had a population of 207 as of July 1, 2021. 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 62.3019 and longitude -145.3019 in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Gakona encompass a land area of 60.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Gakona has a U5 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Gakona is located within the 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, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 207 (100%)
Population in Households 207 (100.0%)
Population in Families 160 (77.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 3
Diversity Index2 54
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,511
Average Household Income $63,180
% of Income for Mortgage4 51%
Per Capita Income $26,851
Wealth Index5 68
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 135 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58 (43.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (39.3%)
Median Home Value $462,500
Average Home Value $518,421
Housing Affordability Index3 54
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 82
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 50
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.46% -1.09%
Households -0.42% -1.0%
Families -1.75% -1.23%
Median Household Income   3.1%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
Owner Occupied HU   -1.06%

Gakona, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gakona to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 190 46th
Population Density # 259 27th
Median Household Income # 263 26th
Housing Affordability Index # 176 50th
Per Capita Income # 165 54th
Diversity Index # 90 75th

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