Metlakatla is a city located in Prince of Wales-Hyder County Alaska. With a 2020 population of 1,464, it is the 55th largest city in Alaska and the 12712th largest city in the United States. Metlakatla is currently growing at a rate of 0.34% annually but its population has decreased by -7.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,582 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, Metlakatla has a population density of 635 people per square mile.
The average household income in Metlakatla is $68,581 with a poverty rate of 21.30%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $650 per month, and the median house value is $159,600. The median age in Metlakatla is 34.7 years, 34.8 years for males, and 34.6 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Metlakatlawas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.00%.
95.79% of Metlakatla residents speak only English, while 4.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.24% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Metlakatla is Hispanic, with 35.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Metlakatla is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.02%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Metlakatla
96.02% of Metlakatla residents were born in the United States, with 77.94% having been born in Alaska. 1.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.