Holy Cross, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Holy Cross, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Holy Cross had a population of 172 as of July 1, 2017. Holy Cross 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 Holy Cross is located at latitude 62.187 and longitude -159.8561 in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Holy Cross (see map below) encompass a land area of 30.19 sq. miles and a water area of 7.05 sq. miles. Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 131 feet.

The City of Holy Cross (GNIS ID: 2419394) 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 Holy Cross 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 Holy Cross 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 Holy Cross: Ani-lukhlukh-kat, Anilukhtak-kak, Anilukhtakpak, Askhomute, De'loyitchit, Ingirraller, Ingrichagamut, Ingrirralleq, Ingrirraller, Koserefski, Koserefsky, Kozerevsky, Nelson Askhomut.

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


Total Population 172
Daytime Population: Workers 2
Daytime Population: Residents 118
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 120
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 172
Population in Familes 134
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 6
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $26,444
Average Household Income $41,944
Per Capita Income $14,404


Total Housing Units 86 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (27.9%)
Median Home Value $105,000
Average Home Value $133,929


Total Households 62
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 38
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 -0.47% -0.59%
Households -0.44% -0.32%
Families -0.36% -0.53%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Holy Cross, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Holy Cross 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 # 209 41st
Population Density # 235 34th
Diversity Index # 285 19th
Median Household Income # 337 5th
Per Capita Income # 290 18th

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