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Circle, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Circle Census Designated Place had a population of 101 as of July 1, 2017. Circle 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 Circle is located at latitude 65.8386 and longitude -144.1754 in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Circle Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 106.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.54 sq. miles. Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 581 feet.

The Circle Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418837) 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 Circle 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 Circle 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 Circle: Circle City.

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


Total Population 101
Daytime Population: Workers 30
Daytime Population: Residents 62
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 92
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 100
Population in Familes 72
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $41,737
Average Household Income $49,321
Per Capita Income $21,727


Total Housing Units 52 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $105,000
Average Home Value $133,333


Total Households 39
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 20
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 -0.4% -0.6%
Households -0.35% -0.52%
Families -3.03% -1.02%
Median Household Income   -5.13%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Circle, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Circle 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 # 244 31st
Population Density # 302 14th
Diversity Index # 154 56th
Median Household Income # 226 36th
Per Capita Income # 210 41st

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