Point Lay, Alaska Population 2024

168

Point Lay is a city located in North Slope Borough Alaska. Point Lay has a 2024 population of 168. Point Lay is currently declining at a rate of -1.18% annually and its population has decreased by -4.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 176 in 2020.

The average household income in Point Lay is $100,372 with a poverty rate of 23.26%. The median age in Point Lay is 23.8 years: 28.3 years for males, and 17.3 years for females.

Point Lay Demographics

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

  • Native American: 90.12%
  • Two or more races: 4.07%
  • White: 3.49%
  • Black or African American: 2.33%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Alaska
Land Area (mi²)
28.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.55% (-8)
The current population of Point Lay, Alaska is 168 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 176.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American15590.12%
Two or more races74.07%
White63.49%
Black or African American42.33%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

Native American

Two or more races

White

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Point Lay Population by Race

Point Lay Population Pyramid 2024

Point Lay Median Age

23.8

Total

28.3

Male

17.3

Female

Point Lay Adults

There are 97 adults, (6 of whom are seniors) in Point Lay.

Point Lay Age Dependency

89

Age Dependency Ratio

6.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

82.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Point Lay Sex Ratio

Female7443.02%
Male9856.98%

Point Lay Population by Age

Point Lay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All43455.844.2
Female145.542.957.1
Non Family13046.253.8
Married124.9266.733.3
Male45.751000

5

Average Family Size

4

Average Household Size

55.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Point Lay Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1720%
Associates Degree33.53%
Bachelors Degree55.88%
Graduate Degree00%
High School Graduate2124.71%
Less Than 9th Grade33.53%
Some College3642.35%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Point Lay Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Point Lay Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Native American72563
White662
Black400
2+ Races330

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 33.33%.

Point Lay 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$37,083
Less Than 9th Grade$20,714$0$0
Overall$39,375$63,750$0
Some College$56,250$75,833$14,167

$39,375

Average Earnings

$63,750

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Point Lay Earnings by Educational Attainment

Point Lay Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Point Lay Language

44.94% of Point Lay residents speak only English, while 55.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 55.06% of the population.

Point Lay Language

Point Lay Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native1554025.81%

23.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.35%

Male Poverty Rate

31.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Point Lay

The race most likely to be in poverty in Point Lay is Native, with 25.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Point Lay is Native, with 25.81% 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 13.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.86%.

Point Lay Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater60%
Less Than 9th Grade45%
High School23.81%
Some College0%

Point Lay Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed17.24%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Point Lay Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Point Lay Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$115,000$108,663
Households$89,583$100,372
Married Families$123,000$-999,999,999
Non Families$57,813$53,315

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Point Lay Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

22.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

16.9%

Male Marriage Rate

31.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Point Lay Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Point Lay Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Point Lay Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Point Lay Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3

Number of Veterans

3

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam3
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Point Lay Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 743
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640
75+0

Point Lay Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Native American33.57%

Point Lay Veterans by Race

Point Lay Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

100%

Veteran Poverty Rate

100%

Veteran Disability Rate

Point Lay Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Point Lay Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Point Lay Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Point Lay 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

90.7%

Born in Point Lay

97.67%

Native Born

2.33%

Foreign Born

2.33%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.67% of Point Lay residents were born in the United States, with 90.7% having been born in Alaska. 2.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Point Lay Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024168-2-1.18%
2023170-2-1.16%
2022172-57-24.89%
20212295330.11%
2020176-51-22.47%
2019227-24-9.56%
2018251-22-8.06%
2017273-33-10.78%
2016306217.37%
20152853915.85%
2014246-28-10.22%
2013274-27-8.97%
2012301-13-4.14%
201131412566.14%
201018900%

Point Lay Population by Year