Slana, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Slana, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Slana Census Designated Place had a population of 143 as of July 1, 2017. Slana 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 Slana is located at latitude 62.6169 and longitude -143.5197 in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Slana Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 252.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.87 sq. miles. Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 2,159 feet.

The Slana Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419222) 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 Slana 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 Slana 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 Slana: Slana Roadhouse, Stl'aa Caegge.

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


Total Population 143
Daytime Population: Workers 110
Daytime Population: Residents 76
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 186
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 143
Population in Familes 111
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $53,457
Per Capita Income $22,360


Total Housing Units 207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 54 (26.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (10.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 132 (63.8%)
Median Home Value $189,286
Average Home Value $214,352


Total Households 75
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 46
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 -0.38% -0.42%
Households -0.36% -0.54%
Families 2.67% -0.89%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Slana, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Slana 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 # 222 38th
Population Density # 317 12th
Diversity Index # 88 75th
Median Household Income # 284 18th
Per Capita Income # 203 43rd

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