Mentasta Lake, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mentasta Lake, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Mentasta Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 109 as of July 1, 2017. Mentasta Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mentasta Lake is located at latitude 63.0152 and longitude -143.5397 in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Mentasta Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 300.05 sq. miles and a water area of 1.74 sq. miles. Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 2,224 feet.

The Mentasta Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418708) 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 Mentasta Lake 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 Mentasta Lake 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 Mentasta Lake: Johnnies Village, Johns House, Johns Village, John's Village, Mendaesde, Mentasta, Mentasta Telegraph Station, Mentasta Village, Montasta Lake.

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


Total Population 109
Daytime Population: Workers 4
Daytime Population: Residents 60
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 64
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 109
Population in Familes 85
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 0
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $53,701
Per Capita Income $22,347


Total Housing Units 91 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 32 (35.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (50.5%)
Median Home Value $190,625
Average Home Value $207,258


Total Households 45
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 27
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 -0.37% -0.56%
Households -0.3% -0.91%
Families -0.5% -0.75%
Median Household Income   3.5%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Mentasta Lake, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mentasta Lake 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 # 237 33rd
Population Density # 323 10th
Diversity Index # 92 74th
Median Household Income # 283 18th
Per Capita Income # 204 43rd

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