Bethel, AK 99559 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 99559: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Bethel, AK 99559

Acceptable Alternative
Atmautluak, AK 99559
Napaskiak, AK 99559
Newtok, AK 99559

  • ZIP Code Type: PO BOX
  • Borough: Bethel Borough
  • Centroid: Latitude 60.94, Longitude -164.62
  • Time Zone: Alaska Time Zone (UTC -9 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 216
  • PO Box Addresses: 2,028
  • Residential Addresses: 1
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Bethel, AK 99559 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,740
Daytime Population: Workers 2,205
Daytime Population: Residents 3,955
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,160
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 7,404
Population in Familes 6,044
Population in Group Qrtrs 336
Population Density2 1
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $67,605
Average Household Income $94,435
Per Capita Income $29,299


Total Housing Units 2,937 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,060 (36.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,220 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 657 (22.4%)
Median Home Value $233,830
Average Home Value $235,142


Total Households 2,280
Average Household Size 3.25
Family Households 1,533
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.52% 0.5%
Households 0.48% 0.51%
Families 0.29% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

Bethel, AK 99559 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 99559 to the other 232 ZIP Codes 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 # 28 88th
Population Density # 116 50th
Diversity Index # 69 70th
Median Household Income # 47 80th
Per Capita Income # 96 59th

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