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Wrangell, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City and Borough of Wrangell had a population of 2,362 as of July 1, 2017. 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 56.1808 and longitude -132.0268 in Wrangell Borough. The formal boundaries for the City and Borough of Wrangell (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wrangell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 2,362
Daytime Population: Workers 1,101
Daytime Population: Residents 1,255
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,356
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 2,343
Population in Familes 1,751
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 1
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $56,184
Average Household Income $76,888
Per Capita Income $34,682


Total Housing Units 1,428 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 696 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 361 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 371 (26.0%)
Median Home Value $186,364
Average Home Value $190,553


Total Households 1,057
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 621
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.04% -0.11%
Households 0.05% -0.06%
Families -0.18% -0.26%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

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, 2017 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 # 109 69th
Median Household Income # 122 66th
Per Capita Income # 61 83rd

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