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The Paxson had a population of 38 as of July 1, 2021. Paxson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Paxson is located at latitude 63.0897 and longitude -145.6131 in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Paxson encompass a land area of 305.01 sq. miles and a water area of 14.31 sq. miles.

The Paxson 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 Paxson 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.

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Paxson, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 38 (100%)
Population in Households 38 (100.0%)
Population in Families 29 (76.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 0
Diversity Index2 53


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $60,220
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $26,827
Wealth Index5 68


Total HU (Housing Units) 185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15 ( 8.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 ( 3.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 164 (88.6%)
Median Home Value $500,000
Average Home Value $525,000
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 21
Average Household Size 1.81
Family Households 13
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.45% -1.08%
Households -0.41% -0.97%
Families 1.5% -1.59%
Median Household Income   5.35%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
Owner Occupied HU   -1.37%

Paxson, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paxson 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 # 305 14th
Population Density # 343 5th
Median Household Income # 310 15th
Housing Affordability Index # 61 17th
Per Capita Income # 166 53rd
Diversity Index # 91 75th

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