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Valdez, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Valdez had a population of 3,778 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Valdez is located at latitude 61.1308 and longitude -146.3483 in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Valdez encompass a land area of 216.24 sq. miles and a water area of 59.64 sq. miles. Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Valdez (GNIS ID: 2418868) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Valdez is located within the Chugach 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Valdez: Copper City, Old Valdez, Suacit.

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Valdez, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Valdez, AK Housing Affordability Index is 142
State of Alaska Housing Affordability Index is 124
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Valdez, AK Wealth Index is 117
State of Alaska Wealth Index is 106
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,778 (100%)
Population in Households 3,629 (96.1%)
Population in Families 2,761 (73.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 149 ( 3.9%)
Population Density 18
Diversity Index2 44
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $68,504
Average Household Income $95,538
Per Capita Income $38,096
Wealth Index4 117

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,758 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,068 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 432 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 258 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $218,908
Housing Affordability Index3 142
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,500
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 910
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.55% -0.91%
Households -0.51% -0.9%
Families -0.69% -1.01%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   1.17%

Valdez, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valdez to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 32 91st
Population Density # 163 54th
Diversity Index # 125 65th
Median Household Income # 75 79th
Per Capita Income # 45 88th

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