Valdez, Alaska Population 2020

3,762
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Valdez is a city located in Alaska. With a 2020 population of 3,762, it is the 16th largest city in Alaska and the 5575th largest city in the United States. Valdez is currently declining at a rate of -0.95% annually and its population has decreased by -5.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,976 in 2010. Valdez reached it's highest population of 4,068 in 1990. Spanning over 272 miles, Valdez has a population density of 18 people per square mile.

The average household income in Valdez is $105,602 with a poverty rate of 8.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,125 per month, and the median house value is $189,700. The median age in Valdez is 37.9 years, 36.1 years for males, and 41.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 115.8 males.

Valdez Demographics

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

  • White: 87.73%
  • Two or more races: 7.96%
  • Native American: 1.94%
  • Other race: 1.65%
  • Asian: 0.65%
  • Black or African American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Valdez, Alaska is 3,762, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,834.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,976.

Valdez, Alaska Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,39587.73%
Two or More Races3087.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native751.94%
Some Other Race641.65%
Asian250.65%
Black or African American30.08%
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Valdez Population Pyramid 2020

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Valdez Median Age

37.9


Total

36.1


Male

41.6


Female

Valdez Adults

There are 2,896 adults, (423 of whom are seniors) in Valdez.

Valdez Age Dependency

56.5

Age Dependency Ratio

17.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Valdez Sex Ratio

Female

1,793

46.33%

Male

2,077

53.67%

Valdez Households and Families

Valdez Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Valdez Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female100%0%
Male100%0%
Married84.9%15.1%
All79.3%20.7%
Non Family69%31%

79.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3222.8379.3
Married5963.3784.9
Non Family5941.5669
Female1045.16100
Male289.68100

3.8

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

7.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Valdez Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade230.85%
9th to 12th Grade90.33%
High School Graduate78528.85%
Some College71326.20%
Associates Degree27910.25%
Bachelors Degree42315.55%
Graduate Degree48917.97%
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Valdez Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,4542,426847
Multiple Races11211024
Hispanic7878
Other Race646421
Native American3533
Asian252520
Black33

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%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$64,792$84,738$38,444
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$72,143$74,715$
Some College$61,719$82,587$39,778
Bachelors Degree$$104,896$
Graduate Degree$91,088$121,429$90,363

$64,792

Average Earnings

$84,738

Average Male

$38,444

Average Female

Valdez Language

Valdez Language by Age

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Valdez Language

93.91% of Valdez residents speak only English, while 6.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.73% of the population.

Valdez Poverty

Valdez Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,2352648.16%
Multiple3034113.53%
Native703955.71%

8.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.90%

Male Poverty Rate

11.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Valdez

The race most likely to be in poverty in Valdez is Native, with 55.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Valdez is White, with 8.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.04%.

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Name Poverty
High School10.84%
Some College7.90%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Less Than High School0.00%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed18.33%
Female Employed8.77%
Male Employed1.58%

Valdez Income

Valdez Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$95,847$105,602
Families$109,464$125,121
Married Families$113,782-
Non Families$47,093$79,843
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Valdez Marital Status

Valdez Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.9%

Male Marriage Rate

69.6%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Valdez Marital Status by Race

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Valdez Veterans

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582

Number of Veterans

536

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War348
First Gulf War285
Vietnam120
World War II
Korea
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54266
18 to 34142
55 to 64130
65 to 7443
75+1
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Name Veterans % of Total
White57123.23%
Hispanic6056.60%
2 or More76.25%
Indian47.41%

Valdez Veterans by Education

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5.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Valdez Employment Status

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77%

Labor Force Participation

64.8%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

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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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35.37%

Born in Alaska

97.16%

Native Born

2.84%

Foreign Born

0.62%

Non Citizen

2.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.16% of Valdez residents were born in the United States, with 35.37% having been born in Alaska. 0.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,762-36-0.95%
20193,798-36-0.94%
20183,834-6-0.16%
20173,840-36-0.93%
20163,876-3-0.08%
20153,879-66-1.67%
20143,945-110-2.71%
20134,055190.47%
20124,03620.05%
20114,034491.23%
20103,985-51-0.13%
20004,036-32-0.08%
19904,0689892.82%
19803,0792,07911.90%
19701,0004005.24%
19606001000.92%
1940500-600-1.95%
19001,1000.00%