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The City of Valdez had a population of 3,662 as of July 1, 2020.
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.
|Total Population||3,662 (100%)|
|Population in Households||3,523 (96.2%)|
|Population in Families||2,674 (73.0%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||139 ( 3.8%)|
|Median Household Income||$71,362|
|Average Household Income||$102,328|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||13%|
|Per Capita Income||$41,277|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||1,800 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||942 (52.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||530 (29.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||329 (18.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$217,557|
|Average Home Value||$233,439|
|Housing Affordability Index3||175|
|Average Household Size||2.39|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.28%|
|Per Capita Income||2.03%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-1.13%|
The table below compares Valdez to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 33||91st|
|Population Density||# 168||53rd|
|Median Household Income||# 59||84th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 244||69th|
|Per Capita Income||# 30||92nd|
|Diversity Index||# 125||65th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.