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Nenana, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Nenana had a population of 357 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Nenana is located at latitude 64.5639 and longitude -149.093 in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Nenana encompass a land area of 5.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 361 feet.

The City of Nenana (GNIS ID: 2419430) 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 Nenana is located within the Koyukuk-Middle Yukon 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 Nenana: Nenana Indian Mission, Saint Marks Indian Mission, Taghatiili, Toghoteelee, Toghotili.

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Nenana, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 357 (100%)
Population in Households 352 (98.6%)
Population in Families 264 (73.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 5 ( 1.4%)
Population Density 60
Diversity Index2 53
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,260
Average Household Income $73,561
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $32,087
Wealth Index5 77
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 214 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 123 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (23.8%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $122,746
Housing Affordability Index3 342
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 163
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 95
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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.56% -0.85%
Households -0.47% -0.87%
Families 0.31% -1.08%
Median Household Income   0.68%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.49%

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Nenana, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nenana to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 144 59th
Population Density # 102 71st
Median Household Income # 134 62nd
Housing Affordability Index # 340 96th
Per Capita Income # 95 73rd
Diversity Index # 92 74th

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