South Naknek, Alaska Population and Demographics

Population, Race and Ethnicity

South Naknek is a Census-designated place in Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska, with a population of 41. According to the most recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, 12.20% of residents identify as white, 0.00% as Black or African American, 87.80% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.00% as Asian, 0.00% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 0.00% as Hispanic or Latino, and 0.00% as some other race or combination of races.

Nationally, some 61.1% of Americans identify as white, 12.3% as Black or African American, 0.7% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 5.4% as Asian, 0.2% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 17.8% as Hispanic or Latino, and 2.6% as some other race or combination of races.

Age

The population of South Naknek is older than the United States as a whole. The median age is 56.5 years, 18.6 years more than the national median age of 37.9 years. An estimated 17.10% of the population is 65 years and over, compared to 15.2% of the U.S. population.

Family and household composition

Family and household composition also varies heavily across the United States. In South Naknek, 38.90% of households are occupied by married-couple families, compared to the 48.3% national figure. Some 16.70% of households are occupied by single male householders, 11.10% by single female householders, and 33.30% by non-family occupants. Nationwide, 4.9% of households are occupied by single male householders, 12.6% by single female householders, and 34.3% by non-family occupants. An estimated 50.00% of heads of household own their homes, compared to the national homeownership rate of 63.8%.

Language spoken

English is by far the most commonly spoken language in Alaska and across the U.S. as a whole. Similarly, in South Naknek, 100% of local residents aged 5 and up speak English exclusively, or, if they are multilingual, speak English very well. For context, 95.1% of the 5 and older population across Alaska only speaks English, or speak it very well, and 91.5% of the same age group nationwide do.

Marital status

Residents of South Naknek are less likely than the typical American to be married. Of all local residents aged 15 and older, 31.7% are currently married, compared to 48.1% of Americans nationwide in the same age group. Across Alaska as a whole, 48.9% of residents 15 and older are married.

Divorce is more common in South Naknek than it is across the U.S. as a whole. According to Census estimates, 12.2% of residents 15 and older are divorced — compared to 10.8% of the U.S. population in the same age group. In Alaska, 11.6% of the 15 and older population is divorced.

An estimated 39% of South Naknek residents 15 and older have never married, compared to one-third of all Americans in the same age group.

Veterans

In South Naknek, 7.7% of the 18 and older civilian population are veterans — compared to 7.5% of adult civilians nationwide and 12.6% of the civilian population in all of Alaska.

Educational attainment

In South Naknek, adults are less likely to have a high school education than the typical American adult, and are less likely to have a four-year college education. Among South Naknek residents 25 and older, 78.80% have a high school diploma or equivalent, and 12.10% have a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to 87.7% and 31.5% of adults nationwide, respectively. Across Alaska, 92.7% of adults have graduated high school, and 29.2 have a bachelor’s degree.

Income

The typical household in South Naknek earns $38,750 a year, about $21,500 less than the national median of $60,293 and $38,000 less than the median household income across the state of $76,715.

Poverty

Serious financial hardship is less common in South Naknek than it is nationwide. The local poverty rate stands at 12.20%, while the national poverty rate is 14.1%. Across the state as a whole, 10.8% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Read More About Population and Demographics

24/7 Wall St. has published population and demographic data for all 50 states and over 29,000 cities across the country. Search for a city or state to view here:

See a list of all available cities in Alaska by clicking here.

More Topics

Click here to see detailed analysis about crime in every state.
Click here to see detailed analysis about cost of living in every state.
Click here to see updated data about coronavirus in every state.