Metlakatla, Alaska Population 2024

1,437

Metlakatla is a city located in Prince of Wales-Hyder County Alaska. Metlakatla has a 2024 population of 1,437. Metlakatla is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -9.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,582 in 2020.

The average household income in Metlakatla is $86,483 with a poverty rate of 14.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Metlakatla is 38.6 years, 39.3 years for males, and 37.5 years for females.

Metlakatla Demographics

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

  • Native American: 85.73%
  • White: 7.52%
  • Two or more races: 4.73%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.18%
  • Other race: 0.49%
  • Black or African American: 0.35%
  • Asian:
State
Alaska
Land Area (mi²)
2.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
623.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-9.17% (-145)
The current population of Metlakatla, Alaska is 1,437 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,582.

Metlakatla, Alaska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American1,23285.73%
White1087.52%
Two or more races684.73%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander171.18%
Other race70.49%
Black or African American50.35%
Asian
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Native American

White

Two or more races

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Metlakatla Population by Race

Metlakatla Population Pyramid 2024

Metlakatla Median Age

38.6

Total

39.3

Male

37.5

Female

Metlakatla Adults

There are 1,079 adults, (226 of whom are seniors) in Metlakatla.

Metlakatla Age Dependency

68.5

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42

Child Dependency Ratio

Metlakatla Sex Ratio

Female63944.47%
Male79855.53%

Metlakatla Population by Age

Metlakatla Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4433.2378.321.7
Married2563.6478.921.1
Non Family891.5675.324.7
Female503.84928
Male483.566.733.3
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3.5

Average Family Size

3.23

Average Household Size

78.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Metlakatla 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

Metlakatla Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Metlakatla 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 hispanic people with a rate of 100%.

Metlakatla Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,880

Average Earnings

$36,685

Average Male

$45,667

Average Female

Metlakatla Earnings by Educational Attainment

Metlakatla Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Metlakatla Language

96.28% of Metlakatla residents speak only English, while 3.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.48% of the population.

Metlakatla Language

Metlakatla Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native1,21518915.56%
White1071413.08%
Black55100%
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14.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.31%

Male Poverty Rate

12.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Metlakatla

The race most likely to be in poverty in Metlakatla is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Metlakatla is White, with 13.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.63%.

Metlakatla Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School27.07%
Less Than 9th Grade23.68%
Some College6.07%
Bachelors or Greater
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Metlakatla Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed43.94%
Female Unemployed25%
Male Employed9.46%
Female Employed
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Metlakatla Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Metlakatla Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Metlakatla Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.0%

Male Marriage Rate

53.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Metlakatla Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Metlakatla 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.

Metlakatla Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Metlakatla Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

85

Number of Veterans

80

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

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Metlakatla Veterans by War

count

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Metlakatla Veterans by Age

count

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Metlakatla Veterans by Race

Metlakatla Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Metlakatla Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

12%

Unemployment Rate

Metlakatla Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Metlakatla Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Metlakatla 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

82.39%

Born in Metlakatla

98.61%

Native Born

1.39%

Foreign Born

0.7%

Non Citizen

0.7%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.61% of Metlakatla residents were born in the United States, with 82.39% having been born in Alaska. 0.7% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Metlakatla Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,437
20231,437
20221,437-8-0.55%
20211,445-137-8.66%
20201,582-72-4.35%
20191,654191.16%
20181,635-4-0.24%
20171,639191.17%
20161,620-41-2.47%
20151,661935.93%
20141,56810.06%
20131,56790.58%
20121,55814310.11%
20111,415100.71%
20101,405
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Metlakatla Population by Year