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The Mentasta Lake had a population of 106 as of July 1, 2021. 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 62.9211 and longitude -143.7692 in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Mentasta Lake encompass a land area of 300.05 sq. miles and a water area of 1.74 sq. miles.

The Mentasta Lake 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 Mentasta Lake 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 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, 2021)


Total Population 106 (100%)
Population in Households 106 (100.0%)
Population in Families 82 (77.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 0
Diversity Index2 53


Median Household Income $38,028
Average Household Income $62,962
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $26,943
Wealth Index5 68


Total HU (Housing Units) 93 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31 (33.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (52.7%)
Median Home Value $475,000
Average Home Value $522,581
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 44
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 27
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.49% -0.96%
Households -0.39% -0.93%
Families -0.32% -1.53%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
Owner Occupied HU   -1.32%

Mentasta Lake, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mentasta Lake 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 # 240 32nd
Population Density # 322 10th
Median Household Income # 270 24th
Housing Affordability Index # 55 16th
Per Capita Income # 161 55th
Diversity Index # 93 74th

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