Mentasta Lake, Alaska Population 2024

133

Mentasta Lake is a city located in Copper River Census Area and Southeast Fairbanks Census Area Alaska. Mentasta Lake has a 2024 population of 133. Mentasta Lake is currently declining at a rate of -10.74% annually and its population has decreased by -50% 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 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: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
State
Alaska
Land Area (mi²)
300.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
0.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-50% (-133)
The current population of Mentasta Lake, Alaska is 133 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 266.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American12978.18%
White3621.82%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

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

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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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade55.43%
Associates Degree00%
Bachelors Degree00%
Graduate Degree99.78%
High School Graduate5964.13%
Less Than 9th Grade22.17%
Some College1718.48%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Native American56490
White36369

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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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$29,583$0$33,750
Some College$0$0$0

$29,583

Average Earnings

$0

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%

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 0%. 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 College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Mentasta Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed21.95%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Mentasta Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mentasta Lake Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families-$63,695
Households-$47,765
Married Families$125,804$-999,999,999
Non Families$22,692$20,550

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

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam17
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Mentasta Lake Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7417
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640
75+0

Mentasta Lake Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1336.11%
Native American45.41%

Mentasta Lake Veterans by Race

Mentasta Lake Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

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

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Mentasta Lake residents were born in the United States, with 78.18% having been born in Alaska. 0% 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
2024133-16-10.74%
2023149-16-9.7%
2022165-16-8.84%
2021181-85-31.95%
202026600%
20192666129.76%
201820573.54%
2017198179.39%
20161812415.29%
2015157-74-32.03%
20142314020.94%
20131913320.89%
2012158-15-8.67%
20111736154.46%
201011200%

Mentasta Lake Population by Year