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The Lake Minchumina CDP(1) had a population of 12 as of July 1, 2021. Lake Minchumina ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Lake Minchumina is located at latitude 63.8828 and longitude -152.3122 in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Lake Minchumina Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 221.6 sq. miles and a water area of 22.96 sq. miles. Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 682 feet.

The Lake Minchumina Census Designated Place 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 Lake Minchumina Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lake Minchumina: Menchuh Mene', Minchumina.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Lake Minchumina, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 12 (100%)
Population in Households 12 (100.0%)
Population in Families 9 (75.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 0
Diversity Index2 65


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $50,550
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $23,070
Wealth Index5 49


Total HU (Housing Units) 36 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3 ( 8.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 ( 5.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (83.3%)
Median Home Value $50,000
Average Home Value $50,000
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 6
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 3
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.71% 0.0%
Households 0.0% -3.58%
Families -2.52% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   0.9%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%

Lake Minchumina, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Minchumina to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 338 5th
Population Density # 336 3rd
Median Household Income # 307 14th
Housing Affordability Index # 72 20th
Per Capita Income # 189 47th
Diversity Index # 33 91st

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