Wrangell, AK Profile: Facts & Data


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Wrangell, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City and Borough of Wrangell had a population of 2,357 as of July 1, 2018. Wrangell 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 Wrangell is located at latitude 56.4708 and longitude -132.3767 in Wrangell Borough. The formal boundaries for the City and Borough of Wrangell encompass a land area of 2541.48 sq. miles and a water area of 920.58 sq. miles. Wrangell Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 69 feet.

The City and Borough of Wrangell (GNIS ID: 2418874) 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 and Borough of Wrangell is located within the Wrangell Census Subarea of Wrangell 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 Wrangell: Fort Stikine, Fort Wrangell, Redut Svataya Dioniciya, Wrangel, Wrangle.

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Wrangell, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,357
Population in Households 2,338
Population in Familes 1,746
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 1
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $58,241
Average Household Income $80,688
Per Capita Income $36,220


Total Housing Units 1,442 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 643 (44.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 407 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 392 (27.2%)
Median Home Value $198,770
Average Home Value $193,585


Total Households 1,050
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 615
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.06% 0.08%
Households -0.03% 0.1%
Families -0.27% -0.03%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

Wrangell, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wrangell to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 40 89th
Population Density # 308 14th
Diversity Index # 93 74th
Median Household Income # 120 66th
Per Capita Income # 58 84th

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