Gulkana, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gulkana, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Gulkana Census Designated Place had a population of 116 as of July 1, 2017. Gulkana 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 Gulkana is located at latitude 62.2152 and longitude -145.4449 in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Gulkana Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 34.74 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 1,384 feet.

The Gulkana Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418605) 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 Gulkana 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 Gulkana 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 Gulkana: C'uul C'ena', Kulkana.

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


Total Population 116
Daytime Population: Workers 6
Daytime Population: Residents 67
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 73
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 116
Population in Familes 90
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $32,828
Average Household Income $54,416
Per Capita Income $22,315


Total Housing Units 61 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25 (41.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (42.6%)
Median Home Value $183,333
Average Home Value $197,917


Total Households 35
Average Household Size 3.31
Family Households 21
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.35% -0.52%
Households -0.39% -0.58%
Families -2.38% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.86%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Gulkana, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gulkana 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 # 233 34th
Population Density # 261 27th
Diversity Index # 90 75th
Median Household Income # 305 14th
Per Capita Income # 205 42nd

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