Whittier, Alaska Population 2021

205
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Whittier is a city located in Valdez-Cordova County Alaska. With a 2020 population of 205, it is the 105th largest city in Alaska and the 16617th largest city in the United States . Whittier is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -6.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 220 in 2010. Whittier reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 20 miles, Whittier has a population density of 17 people per square mile.

The average household income in Whittier is $69,259 with a poverty rate of 6.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $875 per month, and the median house value is $63,100. The median age in Whittier is 38.1 years, 41.5 years for males, and 34.6 years for females.

Whittier Demographics

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

  • White: 48.74%
  • Native American: 17.61%
  • Asian: 11.95%
  • Two or more races: 10.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 7.86%
  • Black or African American: 2.52%
  • Other race: 0.94%
The current population of Whittier, Alaska is 205 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 205.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 220.

Whittier, Alaska Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15548.74%
American Indian and Alaska Native5617.61%
Asian3811.95%
Two or More Races3310.38%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander257.86%
Black or African American82.52%
Some Other Race30.94%
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Whittier Population by Race

Whittier Population Pyramid $2021

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Whittier Median Age

38.1


Total

41.5


Male

34.6


Female

Whittier Adults

There are 243 adults, (33 of whom are seniors) in Whittier.

Whittier Age Dependency

51.4

Age Dependency Ratio

15.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Whittier Sex Ratio

Female

157

49.37%

Male

161

50.63%

Whittier Population by Age

Whittier Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Whittier Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female0%100%
Male12.5%87.5%
All37.9%62.1%
Non Family41.9%58.1%
Married45.5%54.5%

37.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Whittier Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1242.5637.9
Non Family621.0841.9
Married443.8445.5
Female103.90
Male85.3812.5

3.97

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Whittier Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade20.91%
9th to 12th Grade167.27%
High School Graduate7835.45%
Some College6328.64%
Associates Degree2310.45%
Bachelors Degree2712.27%
Graduate Degree115.00%
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Whittier Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Whittier Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White12412430
Native American44291
Asian27265
Islander97
2+ Races882
Hispanic75
Other Race33
Black33

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 25.00%.

Whittier Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,406$36,563$22,000
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$13,594$$9,250
Some College$37,500$46,667$30,833
Bachelors Degree$51,500$85,625$50,417
Graduate Degree$$$

$26,406

Average Earnings

$36,563

Average Male

$22,000

Average Female

Whittier Earnings by Educational Attainment

Whittier Language by Age

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Whittier Language

72.40% of Whittier residents speak only English, while 27.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 16.88% of the population.

Whittier Language

Whittier Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander25832.00%
White15353.27%
Multiple3339.09%
Native5623.57%
Asian3825.26%

6.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.21%

Male Poverty Rate

6.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Whittier

The race most likely to be in poverty in Whittier is Islander, with 32.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Whittier is White, with 3.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 4.35%.

Whittier Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School8.97%
Some College4.65%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Whittier Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed25.93%
Female Unemployed16.67%
Female Employed3.03%
Male Employed0.00%

Whittier Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Whittier Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,000$69,259
Families$67,500$81,839
Married Families$71,875-
Non Families$48,750$54,523
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Income by Household Type

Whittier Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.3%

Male Marriage Rate

35.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Whittier Married by Age and Sex

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Whittier 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 35-44.

Whittier Marital Status by Race

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Whittier Marital Status

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33

Number of Veterans

32

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War14
Vietnam13
Second Gulf War8
Korea2
World War II

Whittier Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5411
55 to 6410
75+5
65 to 744
18 to 343

Whittier Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2620.47%
Native American48.89%
2+ Races15.56%
Asian13.70%
Black112.50%

Whittier Veterans by Race

Whittier Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Whittier Veterans by Education

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61.2%

Labor Force Participation

48.2%

Employment Rate

21.2%

Unemployment Rate

Whittier Employment by Age

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Whittier Employment by Race

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Whittier 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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27.99%

Born in Whittier

88.99%

Native Born

11.01%

Foreign Born

6.29%

Non Citizen

4.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.99% of Whittier residents were born in the United States, with 27.99% having been born in Alaska. 6.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Whittier Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212050.00%
20202050.00%
20192050.00%
2018205-2-0.97%
2017207-2-0.96%
2016209-1-0.48%
2015210-3-1.41%
2014213-8-3.62%
201322110.45%
2012220-1-0.45%
201122110.45%
20102200.00%

Whittier Population by Year