Mentasta Lake, Alaska Population 2024

165

Mentasta Lake is a city located in Valdez-Cordova County Alaska. Mentasta Lake has a 2024 population of 165. Mentasta Lake is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -37.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 266 in 2020.

The average household income in Mentasta Lake is $47,765 with a poverty rate of 33.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mentasta Lake is 26.7 years, 31.5 years for males, and 19.6 years for females.

Mentasta Lake Demographics

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

  • Native American: 78.18%
  • White: 21.82%
  • Black or African American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
  • Two or more races:
State
Alaska
Land Area (mi²)
300.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
0.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-37.97% (-101)
The current population of Mentasta Lake, Alaska is 165 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 266.

Mentasta Lake, Alaska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American12978.18%
White3621.82%
Black or African American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
Two or more races
showing: 7 rows

Native American

White

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Mentasta Lake Population by Race

Mentasta Lake Population Pyramid 2024

Mentasta Lake Median Age

26.7

Total

31.5

Male

19.6

Female

Mentasta Lake Adults

There are 110 adults, (31 of whom are seniors) in Mentasta Lake.

Mentasta Lake Age Dependency

108.9

Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

69.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Mentasta Lake Sex Ratio

Female6740.61%
Male9859.39%

Mentasta Lake Population by Age

Mentasta Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All652.5469.230.8
Non Family24070.829.2
Married192.8984.215.8
Female134.9223.176.9
Male92.441000
showing: 5 rows

3.44

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

69.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mentasta Lake 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

Mentasta Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mentasta Lake Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25%.

Mentasta Lake Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$29,583

Average Earnings

$

Average Male

$33,750

Average Female

Mentasta Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mentasta Lake Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mentasta Lake Language

98.66% of Mentasta Lake residents speak only English, while 1.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.34% of the population.

Mentasta Lake Language

Mentasta Lake Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native1295643.41%
showing: 1 rows

33.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.51%

Male Poverty Rate

46.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mentasta Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mentasta Lake is Native, with 43.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mentasta Lake is Native, with 43.41% 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 34.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.03%.

Mentasta Lake Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade71.43%
High School10.17%
Some College
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Mentasta Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed21.95%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Mentasta Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mentasta Lake Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mentasta Lake Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

30.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.4%

Male Marriage Rate

35.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Mentasta Lake Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mentasta Lake 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 45-54.

Mentasta Lake Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mentasta Lake Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

17

Number of Veterans

17

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Mentasta Lake Veterans by War

count

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Mentasta Lake Veterans by Age

count

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Mentasta Lake Veterans by Race

Mentasta Lake Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

100%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mentasta Lake Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

44.5%

Labor Force Participation

44.5%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Mentasta Lake Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mentasta Lake Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mentasta Lake 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

78.18%

Born in Mentasta Lake

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Mentasta Lake residents were born in the United States, with 78.18% having been born in Alaska. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Mentasta Lake Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024165
2023165
2022165-16-8.84%
2021181-85-31.95%
2020266
20192666129.76%
201820573.54%
2017198179.39%
20161812415.29%
2015157-74-32.03%
20142314020.94%
20131913320.89%
2012158-15-8.67%
20111736154.46%
2010112
showing: 15 rows

Mentasta Lake Population by Year