Willow Creek, AK Profile: Facts & Data


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Willow Creek, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Willow Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 176 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Willow Creek is located at latitude 61.8197 and longitude -145.2122 in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Willow Creek Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 37.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.85 sq. miles. Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 1,440 feet.

The Willow Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419287) 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 Willow Creek 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.


Willow Creek, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 176 (100%)
Population in Households 176 (100.0%)
Population in Families 134 (76.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 5
Diversity Index2 43


Median Household Income $57,928
Average Household Income $78,038
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $35,619
Wealth Index5 88


Total HU (Housing Units) 155 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (40.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (44.5%)
Median Home Value $190,000
Average Home Value $219,583
Housing Affordability Index3 189


Total Households 86
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 48
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.79% -1.16%
Households -0.66% -1.19%
Families -0.96% -1.28%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.32%


Willow Creek, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Willow Creek 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 210 41st
Population Density # 243 32nd
Median Household Income # 114 68th
Housing Affordability Index # 256 73rd
Per Capita Income # 62 83rd
Diversity Index # 130 63rd

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