Skagway, Alaska Population 2024

1,179

Skagway is a city located in Skagway County Alaska. Skagway has a 2024 population of 1,179. Skagway is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -1.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,191 in 2020.

The average household income in Skagway is $98,569 with a poverty rate of 6.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Skagway is 35.8 years, 39.3 years for males, and 35.3 years for females.

Skagway Demographics

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

  • White: 79.13%
  • Two or more races: 9.75%
  • Native American: 5.26%
  • Black or African American: 3.39%
  • Asian: 2.46%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Alaska
Land Area (mi²)
9.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
124.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.01% (-12)
The current population of Skagway, Alaska is 1,179 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,191.

Skagway, Alaska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White93379.13%
Two or more races1159.75%
Native American625.26%
Black or African American403.39%
Asian292.46%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
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White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Skagway Population by Race

Skagway Population Pyramid 2024

Skagway Median Age

35.8

Total

39.3

Male

35.3

Female

Skagway Adults

There are 988 adults, (121 of whom are seniors) in Skagway.

Skagway Age Dependency

36

Age Dependency Ratio

14

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22

Child Dependency Ratio

Skagway Sex Ratio

Female70659.88%
Male47340.12%

Skagway Population by Age

Skagway Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3462.746139
Non Family1641.4644.555.5
Married1383.6681.918.1
Female355.1454.345.7
Male92.6766.733.3
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3.67

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

61.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Skagway 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

Skagway Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Skagway Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 76.19%.

Skagway Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$55,583

Average Earnings

$43,750

Average Male

$56,695

Average Female

Skagway Earnings by Educational Attainment

Skagway Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Skagway Language

87.86% of Skagway residents speak only English, while 12.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.25% of the population.

Skagway Language

Skagway Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White913738%
Hispanic32515.63%
Black4037.5%
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6.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.07%

Male Poverty Rate

8.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Skagway

The race most likely to be in poverty in Skagway is Hispanic, with 15.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Skagway is Black, with 7.5% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.14%.

Skagway Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.78%
Some College5.42%
Bachelors or Greater4.78%
High School3.18%
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Skagway Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed15.38%
Male Employed4.97%
Female Employed4.38%
Female Unemployed
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Skagway Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Skagway Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Skagway Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

41.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Skagway Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Skagway 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.

Skagway Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Skagway Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

49

Number of Veterans

34

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

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Skagway Veterans by War

count

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Skagway Veterans by Age

count

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Skagway Veterans by Race

Skagway Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Skagway Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

82.5%

Labor Force Participation

73.2%

Employment Rate

11.4%

Unemployment Rate

Skagway Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Skagway Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Skagway 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

22.82%

Born in Skagway

91.6%

Native Born

8.4%

Foreign Born

3.39%

Non Citizen

5%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.6% of Skagway residents were born in the United States, with 22.82% having been born in Alaska. 3.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Skagway Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,179
20231,179
20221,179-38-3.12%
20211,217262.18%
20201,19113212.46%
20191,059545.37%
20181,00590.9%
2017996242.47%
2016972151.57%
2015957252.68%
2014932-99-9.6%
20131,031272.69%
20121,004-31-3%
20111,03511512.5%
2010920
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Skagway Population by Year