Kaktovik, Alaska Population 2024

261

Kaktovik is a city located in North Slope County Alaska. Kaktovik has a 2024 population of 261. Kaktovik is currently declining at a rate of -2.97% annually and its population has decreased by -8.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 285 in 2020.

The average household income in Kaktovik is $120,348 with a poverty rate of 12.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Kaktovik is 27.8 years, 30.9 years for males, and 22.7 years for females.

Kaktovik Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kaktovik was:

  • Native American: 93.03%
  • Two or more races: 4.48%
  • White: 2.49%
  • Black or African American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Alaska
Land Area (mi²)
0.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
337.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-8.42% (-24)
The current population of Kaktovik, Alaska is 261 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 285.

Kaktovik, Alaska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American18793.03%
Two or more races94.48%
White52.49%
Black or African American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

Native American

Two or more races

White

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Kaktovik Population by Race

Kaktovik Population Pyramid 2024

Kaktovik Median Age

27.8

Total

30.9

Male

22.7

Female

Kaktovik Adults

There are 142 adults, (11 of whom are seniors) in Kaktovik.

Kaktovik Age Dependency

53.4

Age Dependency Ratio

8.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45

Child Dependency Ratio

Kaktovik Sex Ratio

Female8642.79%
Male11557.21%

Kaktovik Population by Age

Kaktovik Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All613.2188.511.5
Male302.583.316.7
Female154.693.36.7
Non Family121.1791.78.3
Married49.51000
showing: 5 rows

3.45

Average Family Size

3.21

Average Household Size

88.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kaktovik Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Kaktovik Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kaktovik Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of .

Kaktovik Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$44,500

Average Earnings

$48,750

Average Male

$37,083

Average Female

Kaktovik Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kaktovik Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kaktovik Language

64.52% of Kaktovik residents speak only English, while 35.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 34.41% of the population.

Kaktovik Language

Kaktovik Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native1872211.76%
Multiple9333.33%
showing: 2 rows

12.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.09%

Male Poverty Rate

17.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kaktovik

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kaktovik is Multiple, with 33.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kaktovik is Native, with 11.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 4.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.5%.

Kaktovik Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.86%
High School11.27%
Some College
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Kaktovik Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed42.86%
Female Employed7.41%
Male Employed2.13%
Male Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Kaktovik Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kaktovik Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kaktovik Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

8.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

4.4%

Male Marriage Rate

13.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Kaktovik Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Kaktovik Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Kaktovik Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kaktovik Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

7

Number of Veterans

7

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Kaktovik Veterans by War

count

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Kaktovik Veterans by Age

count

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Kaktovik Veterans by Race

Kaktovik Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

85.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

85.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kaktovik Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.4%

Labor Force Participation

48.4%

Employment Rate

16.9%

Unemployment Rate

Kaktovik Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kaktovik Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kaktovik Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

91.04%

Born in Kaktovik

97.01%

Native Born

2.99%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

2.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.01% of Kaktovik residents were born in the United States, with 91.04% having been born in Alaska. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Kaktovik Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029221-8-3.49%
2028229-8-3.38%
2027237-8-3.27%
2026245-8-3.16%
2025253-8-3.07%
2024261-8-2.97%
2023269-8-2.89%
2022277-8-2.81%
2021285
20202853011.76%
2019255-1-0.39%
201825641.59%
201725231.2%
2016249-3-1.19%
201525220.8%
2014250-2-0.79%
201325252.02%
201224752.07%
201124210.41%
2010241
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Kaktovik Population by Year