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The Willow Creek had a population of 184 as of July 1, 2022. Willow Creek ranks in 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 Willow Creek is located at latitude 61.8197 and longitude -145.2122 in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Willow Creek encompass a land area of 37.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.85 sq. miles.

The Willow Creek has a U5 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Willow Creek is located within the 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.

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Willow Creek, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 184 (100%)
Population in Households 181 (98.4%)
Population in Families 142 (77.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3 ( 1.6%)
Population Density 5
Diversity Index2 55


Median Household Income $50,803
Average Household Income $87,772
% of Income for Mortgage4 21%
Per Capita Income $39,227
Wealth Index5 87


Total HU (Housing Units) 162 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63 (38.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 (49.4%)
Median Home Value $204,167
Average Home Value $210,317
Housing Affordability Index3 131


Total Households 82
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 48
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -1.42% -0.55%
Households -0.54% 0.24%
Families   0.00%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
Owner Occupied HU   0.00%

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, 2022 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 # 200 44th
Population Density # 238 33rd
Median Household Income # 168 53rd
Housing Affordability Index # 239 68th
Per Capita Income # 70 80th
Diversity Index # 83 77th

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