Tonsina, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tonsina, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Tonsina Census Designated Place had a population of 75 as of July 1, 2017. Tonsina 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 Tonsina is located at latitude 61.5309 and longitude -145.1108 in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Tonsina Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 159 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 1,565 feet.

The Tonsina Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419261) 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 Tonsina 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 Tonsina 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 Tonsina: Tonsina Lodge, Tonsina Roadhouse.

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


Total Population 75
Daytime Population: Workers 2
Daytime Population: Residents 22
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.32
Population in Households 75
Population in Familes 58
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $58,476
Average Household Income $73,066
Per Capita Income $34,188


Total Housing Units 80 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29 (36.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (11.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (52.5%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $233,621


Total Households 38
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 21
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 -0.54% -0.54%
Households -0.36% -0.53%
Families 2.96% -0.97%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Tonsina, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tonsina 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 # 270 23rd
Population Density # 318 10th
Diversity Index # 159 55th
Median Household Income # 105 71st
Per Capita Income # 63 82nd

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