Alatna, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Alatna, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Alatna Census Designated Place had a population of 36 as of July 1, 2017. Alatna ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Alatna is located at latitude 66.5639 and longitude -152.838 in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Alatna Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 36.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 551 feet.

The Alatna Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418761) 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 Alatna Census Designated Place is located within the Koyukuk-Middle Yukon Census Subarea of Yukon-Koyukuk (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.

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

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Alatna, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 36
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 24
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 36
Population in Familes 28
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $22,540
Average Household Income $39,263
Per Capita Income $13,233


Total Housing Units 19 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 (36.8%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Average Home Value $200,000


Total Households 12
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 7
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.38% -0.56%
Households 0.0% -1.73%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   5.29%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Alatna, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alatna 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 # 310 12th
Population Density # 303 14th
Diversity Index # 304 15th
Median Household Income # 343 3rd
Per Capita Income # 319 10th

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