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Nenana, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Nenana had a population of 368 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Nenana is located at latitude 64.5433 and longitude -149.0712 in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Nenana (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nenana 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 Nenana: Nenana Indian Mission, Saint Marks Indian Mission, Taghatiili, Toghoteelee, Toghotili.

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


Total Population 368
Daytime Population: Workers 246
Daytime Population: Residents 197
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 443
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 363
Population in Familes 273
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 62
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $57,338
Average Household Income $72,242
Per Capita Income $31,538


Total Housing Units 216 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (22.7%)
Median Home Value $101,000
Average Home Value $124,593


Total Households 167
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 97
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 -0.37% -0.72%
Households -0.33% -0.61%
Families 0.73% -0.84%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Nenana, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nenana 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 # 145 59th
Population Density # 96 73rd
Diversity Index # 96 73rd
Median Household Income # 114 68th
Per Capita Income # 100 72nd

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