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Gakona, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Gakona Census Designated Place had a population of 212 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gakona 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 Gakona: Gakona Roadhouse, Ggax Kuna'.

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


Total Population 212
Daytime Population: Workers 17
Daytime Population: Residents 122
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 139
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 212
Population in Familes 165
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 4
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $34,517
Average Household Income $53,238
Per Capita Income $22,362


Total Housing Units 132 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 60 (45.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (37.1%)
Median Home Value $190,000
Average Home Value $212,500


Total Households 83
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 51
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 -0.38% -0.48%
Households -0.49% -0.49%
Families -2.44% -0.4%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

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, 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 # 193 46th
Population Density # 257 28th
Diversity Index # 91 75th
Median Household Income # 294 17th
Per Capita Income # 202 43rd

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