Grayling, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Grayling, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Grayling had a population of 188 as of July 1, 2017. Grayling ranks in the lower 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 Grayling is located at latitude 62.896 and longitude -160.113 in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Grayling (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 75 feet.

The City of Grayling (GNIS ID: 2419392) 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 Grayling is located within the McGrath-Holy Cross 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 Grayling 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 Grayling: Greyling, Sixno' Xidakagg.

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


Total Population 188
Daytime Population: Workers 31
Daytime Population: Residents 123
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 154
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 188
Population in Familes 147
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 17
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $26,663
Average Household Income $41,497
Per Capita Income $14,365


Total Housing Units 63 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $129,167


Total Households 54
Average Household Size 3.48
Family Households 33
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 -0.43% -0.54%
Households -0.25% -0.75%
Families -3.27% -0.61%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Grayling, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grayling 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 # 202 43rd
Population Density # 171 52nd
Diversity Index # 282 21st
Median Household Income # 331 7th
Per Capita Income # 292 18th

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