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Nikolai, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Nikolai had a population of 91 as of July 1, 2017. Nikolai 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 Nikolai is located at latitude 62.9985 and longitude -154.3746 in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Nikolai (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 427 feet.

The City of Nikolai (GNIS ID: 2419434) 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 Nikolai 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 Nikolai population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 91
Daytime Population: Workers 27
Daytime Population: Residents 50
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 77
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 91
Population in Familes 68
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 20
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $59,392
Average Household Income $66,551
Per Capita Income $29,009


Total Housing Units 48 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21 (43.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $94,444
Average Home Value $117,045


Total Households 36
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 21
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 -0.45% -0.44%
Households -0.38% -0.56%
Families 0.68% -0.97%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Nikolai, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nikolai 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 # 252 29th
Population Density # 158 56th
Diversity Index # 17 95th
Median Household Income # 98 73rd
Per Capita Income # 140 61st

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