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McGrath, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of McGrath had a population of 327 as of July 1, 2019. McGrath 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 McGrath is located at latitude 62.9564 and longitude -155.5958 in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of McGrath encompass a land area of 47.32 sq. miles and a water area of 7.14 sq. miles. Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 331 feet.

The City of McGrath (GNIS ID: 2419425) 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 McGrath 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 McGrath: Tochak'.

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McGrath, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

McGrath, AK Housing Affordability Index is 350
State of Alaska Housing Affordability Index is 124
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.

WEALTH INDEX

McGrath, AK Wealth Index is 49
State of Alaska Wealth Index is 106
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 327 (100%)
Population in Households 326 (99.7%)
Population in Families 243 (74.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 8
Diversity Index2 71
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,092
Average Household Income $64,124
Per Capita Income $27,199
Wealth Index4 49

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 198 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 86 (43.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (29.3%)
Median Home Value $76,786
Housing Affordability Index3 350
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 140
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 81
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.61% -0.93%
Households -0.53% -0.87%
Families -1.01% -1.01%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

McGrath, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McGrath to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 154 56th
Population Density # 214 40th
Diversity Index # 16 96th
Median Household Income # 141 60th
Per Capita Income # 160 55th

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