Wales, Alaska Population 2024

159

Wales is a city located in Nome County Alaska. Wales has a 2024 population of 159. Wales is currently declining at a rate of -0.62% annually and its population has decreased by -3.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 165 in 2020.

The average household income in Wales is $48,149 with a poverty rate of 29.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wales is 24 years, 27.3 years for males, and 18 years for females.

Wales Demographics

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

  • Native American: 100%
  • White:
  • Black or African American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
  • Two or more races:
State
Alaska
Land Area (mi²)
2.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
69.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.64% (-6)
The current population of Wales, Alaska is 159 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 165.

Wales, Alaska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American294100%
White
Black or African American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
Two or more races
showing: 7 rows

Native American

White

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Wales Population by Race

Wales Population Pyramid 2024

Wales Median Age

24

Total

27.3

Male

18

Female

Wales Adults

There are 165 adults, (8 of whom are seniors) in Wales.

Wales Age Dependency

87.3

Age Dependency Ratio

5.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

82.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Wales Sex Ratio

Female11840.14%
Male17659.86%

Wales Population by Age

Wales Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All863.4272.127.9
Male313.154.845.2
Female224.9572.727.3
Non Family191.1178.921.1
Married144.861000
showing: 5 rows

3.6

Average Family Size

3.42

Average Household Size

72.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wales 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

Wales Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wales Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 84.72%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of .

Wales Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$20,833

Average Earnings

$20,208

Average Male

$24,375

Average Female

Wales Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wales Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wales Language

68.06% of Wales residents speak only English, while 31.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 31.94% of the population.

Wales Language

Wales Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native2928629.45%
showing: 1 rows

29.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.57%

Male Poverty Rate

35.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wales

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wales is Native, with 29.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wales is Native, with 29.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.78%.

Wales Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School35.29%
Less Than 9th Grade31.82%
Some College
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Wales Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed71.43%
Male Unemployed60%
Female Employed15.79%
Male Employed11.48%
showing: 4 rows

Wales Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wales Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wales Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

13.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

12.4%

Male Marriage Rate

15.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Wales Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wales Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wales Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wales Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

7

Number of Veterans

7

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Wales Veterans by War

count

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Wales Veterans by Age

count

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Wales Veterans by Race

Wales Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

42.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wales Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.4%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

14.7%

Unemployment Rate

Wales Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wales Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wales 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

98.64%

Born in Wales

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Wales residents were born in the United States, with 98.64% having been born in Alaska. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Wales Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029154-1-0.65%
2028155-1-0.64%
2027156-1-0.64%
2026157-1-0.63%
2025158-1-0.63%
2024159-1-0.62%
2023160-1-0.62%
2022161-1-0.62%
2021162-3-1.82%
2020165149.27%
2019151-1-0.66%
201815210.66%
2017151
201615110.67%
201515010.67%
2014149-1-0.67%
2013150-1-0.66%
2012151
201115110.67%
2010150
showing: 20 rows

Wales Population by Year