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Galena, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Galena had a population of 449 as of July 1, 2018. Galena ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Galena is located at latitude 64.7294 and longitude -156.873 in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Galena (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.73 sq. miles and a water area of 6.37 sq. miles. Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 128 feet.

The City of Galena (GNIS ID: 2419388) 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 of Galena 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 Galena population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Galena: Galera, Natulaten, Nohtalohton, Notaalee Denh, Notaglita, Notaloten.

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


Total Population 449
Population in Households 449
Population in Familes 336
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 25
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $61,711
Average Household Income $75,320
Per Capita Income $30,531


Total Housing Units 267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 132 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 (31.8%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $167,045


Total Households 182
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 116
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 -0.55% -0.68%
Households -0.52% -0.67%
Families -0.71% -0.7%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

Galena, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Galena 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 # 129 64th
Population Density # 146 59th
Diversity Index # 84 77th
Median Household Income # 94 74th
Per Capita Income # 124 65th

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