Valdez, Alaska Population 2021

3,903
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Valdez is a city located in Valdez-Cordova County Alaska. With a 2020 population of 3,903, it is the 15th largest city in Alaska and the 5484th largest city in the United States . Valdez is currently growing at a rate of 0.62% annually but its population has decreased by -1.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,976 in 2010. Valdez reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 272 miles, Valdez has a population density of 18 people per square mile.

The average household income in Valdez is $98,125 with a poverty rate of 8.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,192 per month, and the median house value is $168,600. The median age in Valdez is 43.3 years, 37.2 years for males, and 47.3 years for females.

Valdez Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Valdezwas:

  • White: 88.48%
  • Two or more races: 4.37%
  • Other race: 3.85%
  • Native American: 2.26%
  • Asian: 0.91%
  • Black or African American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Valdez, Alaska is 3,903 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,855.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,976.

Valdez, Alaska Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,40488.48%
Two or More Races1684.37%
Some Other Race1483.85%
American Indian and Alaska Native872.26%
Asian350.91%
Black or African American50.13%
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Valdez Population by Race

Valdez Population Pyramid $2021

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Valdez Median Age

43.3


Total

37.2


Male

47.3


Female

Valdez Adults

There are 3,021 adults, (554 of whom are seniors) in Valdez.

Valdez Age Dependency

55.9

Age Dependency Ratio

22.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Valdez Sex Ratio

Female

1,793

46.61%

Male

2,054

53.39%

Valdez Population by Age

Valdez Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Valdez Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family74.8%25.2%
All79.8%20.2%
Married81.2%18.8%
Male100%0%
Female100%0%

79.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Valdez Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5522.479.8
Non Family7151.3474.8
Married7133.0381.2
Female943.28100
Male309.97100

3.23

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

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Valdez Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade230.81%
9th to 12th Grade602.11%
High School Graduate61521.67%
Some College93632.98%
Associates Degree2358.28%
Bachelors Degree32311.38%
Graduate Degree64622.76%
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Valdez Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Valdez Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,5092,479903
Hispanic12877
Other Race1247333
Native American8685
2+ Races50495
Asian353528
Black55

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 80.00%.

Valdez Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$63,153$79,629$39,898
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$27,483$$25,659
Some College$54,757$64,232$37,857
Bachelors Degree$64,250$79,609$36,089
Graduate Degree$91,136$124,189$90,426

$63,153

Average Earnings

$79,629

Average Male

$39,898

Average Female

Valdez Earnings by Educational Attainment

Valdez Language by Age

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Valdez Language

92.58% of Valdez residents speak only English, while 7.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.48% of the population.

Valdez Language

Valdez Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,2792708.23%
Multiple1654426.67%

8.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.57%

Male Poverty Rate

8.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Valdez

The race most likely to be in poverty in Valdez is Multiple, with 26.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Valdez is White, with 8.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.71%.

Valdez Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School15.69%
Some College6.94%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Valdez Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed7.02%
Male Employed0.00%

Valdez Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Valdez Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$85,085$98,125
Families$101,278$112,529
Married Families$111,050-
Non Families$47,969$79,371
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Income by Household Type

Valdez Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.8%

Male Marriage Rate

70.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Valdez Married by Age and Sex

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Valdez Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Valdez Marital Status by Race

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Valdez Marital Status

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518

Number of Veterans

449

Male Veterans

69

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War241
First Gulf War171
Vietnam136
World War II2
Korea

Valdez Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34168
55 to 64160
35 to 54137
65 to 7450
75+3

Valdez Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White50619.31%
Hispanic6842.77%
2+ Races816.00%
Native American44.60%

Valdez Veterans by Race

Valdez Veterans by Education

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9.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Valdez Veterans by Education

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70.7%

Labor Force Participation

66.1%

Employment Rate

1.9%

Unemployment Rate

Valdez Employment by Age

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Valdez Employment by Race

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Valdez Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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33.04%

Born in Valdez

96.49%

Native Born

3.51%

Foreign Born

0.86%

Non Citizen

2.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.49% of Valdez residents were born in the United States, with 33.04% having been born in Alaska. 0.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Valdez Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,903240.62%
20203,879240.62%
20193,855240.63%
20183,831-8-0.21%
20173,839-35-0.90%
20163,874-3-0.08%
20153,877-69-1.75%
20143,946-110-2.71%
20134,056190.47%
20124,03730.07%
20114,034481.20%
20103,986-50-0.12%
20004,036-32-0.08%
19904,0689892.82%
19803,0792,07911.90%
19701,0004005.24%
19606001000.92%
1940500-600-1.95%
19001,1000.00%

Valdez Population by Year