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McGrath, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of McGrath had a population of 336 as of July 1, 2017. 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 62.9381 and longitude -155.5486 in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of McGrath (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with McGrath 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 McGrath: Tochak'.

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


Total Population 336
Daytime Population: Workers 76
Daytime Population: Residents 189
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 265
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 335
Population in Familes 251
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 7
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $59,427
Average Household Income $67,946
Per Capita Income $28,916


Total Housing Units 195 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (42.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (26.2%)
Median Home Value $92,857
Average Home Value $112,500


Total Households 144
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 83
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 -0.4% -0.6%
Households -0.28% -0.56%
Families -0.96% -0.73%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

McGrath, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McGrath 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 # 154 57th
Population Density # 218 39th
Diversity Index # 18 95th
Median Household Income # 96 73rd
Per Capita Income # 143 60th

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