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Central, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Central Census Designated Place had a population of 93 as of July 1, 2017. Central 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 Central is located at latitude 65.4801 and longitude -144.4781 in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Central Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 247.92 sq. miles and a water area of 1.46 sq. miles. Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 942 feet.

The Central Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418803) 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 Central Census Designated Place is located within the Yukon Flats 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 Central 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 Central: Central House.

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


Total Population 93
Daytime Population: Workers 19
Daytime Population: Residents 59
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 78
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 93
Population in Familes 67
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 0
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $25,000
Average Household Income $48,990
Per Capita Income $21,776


Total Housing Units 173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38 (22.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 ( 7.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 (69.9%)
Median Home Value $103,571
Average Home Value $130,405


Total Households 52
Average Household Size 1.79
Family Households 27
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.44% -0.65%
Households -0.26% -0.78%
Families 0.52% -0.75%
Median Household Income   5.12%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

Central, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Central 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 # 251 30th
Population Density # 322 10th
Diversity Index # 171 52nd
Median Household Income # 342 4th
Per Capita Income # 208 42nd

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