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Paxson, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Paxson Census Designated Place had a population of 39 as of July 1, 2017. Paxson 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 Paxson is located at latitude 62.9757 and longitude -145.7589 in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Paxson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 305.01 sq. miles and a water area of 14.31 sq. miles. Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 3,376 feet.

The Paxson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419162) 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 Paxson 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 Paxson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 39
Daytime Population: Workers 2
Daytime Population: Residents 21
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 39
Population in Familes 30
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 0
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $56,500
Per Capita Income $22,294


Total Housing Units 181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15 ( 8.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 ( 3.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 160 (88.4%)
Median Home Value $187,500
Average Home Value $201,563


Total Households 21
Average Household Size 1.86
Family Households 13
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.64% 0.0%
Families 2.33% 0.0%
Median Household Income   7.39%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Paxson, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paxson 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 # 306 14th
Population Density # 344 5th
Diversity Index # 108 70th
Median Household Income # 286 18th
Per Capita Income # 206 42nd

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