Whittier, Alaska Population 2020

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Whittier is a city located in Alaska. With a 2020 population of 201, it is the 106th largest city in Alaska and the 16685th largest city in the United States. Whittier is currently declining at a rate of -0.99% annually and its population has decreased by -8.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 220 in 2010. Whittier reached it's highest population of 221 in 2011. Spanning over 20 miles, Whittier has a population density of 16 people per square mile.

The average household income in Whittier is $64,578 with a poverty rate of 5.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $833 per month, and the median house value is $51,300. The median age in Whittier is 37.4 years, 43.2 years for males, and 32.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.6 males.

Whittier Demographics

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

  • White: 51.13%
  • Two or more races: 16.08%
  • Asian: 11.90%
  • Native American: 9.97%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 6.11%
  • Black or African American: 2.57%
  • Other race: 2.25%
The current population of Whittier, Alaska is 201, 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 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15951.13%
Two or More Races5016.08%
Asian3711.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native319.97%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander196.11%
Black or African American82.57%
Some Other Race72.25%
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Whittier Population Pyramid 2020

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Whittier Median Age

37.4


Total

43.2


Male

32.8


Female

Whittier Adults

There are 225 adults, (36 of whom are seniors) in Whittier.

Whittier Age Dependency

64.6

Age Dependency Ratio

19

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Whittier Sex Ratio

Female

155

49.84%

Male

156

50.16%

Whittier Households and Families

Whittier Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Whittier Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family43.7%56.3%
Married39%61%
All38%62%
Male25%75%
Female0%100%

38.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1292.4138
Non Family711.2443.7
Married413.9539
Female93.440
Male83.7525

3.76

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

11.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Whittier Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade52.49%
9th to 12th Grade178.46%
High School Graduate5426.87%
Some College6029.85%
Associates Degree2612.94%
Bachelors Degree2813.93%
Graduate Degree115.47%
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Whittier Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White12012031
Native American2492
Asian21195
Hispanic1511
Multiple Races10101
Islander96
Other Race75
Black44

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 white people with a rate of 25.83%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,688$49,167$25,250
Less Than High School$21,250$$
High School Grad$$48,021$
Some College$40,625$54,167$
Bachelors Degree$50,000$73,125$48,438
Graduate Degree$$$

$39,688

Average Earnings

$49,167

Average Male

$25,250

Average Female

Whittier Language

Whittier Language by Age

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Whittier Language

81.97% of Whittier residents speak only English, while 18.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 13.95% of the population.

Whittier Poverty

Whittier Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15163.97%
Islander19631.58%
Multiple5048.00%
Native3126.45%

5.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.05%

Male Poverty Rate

4.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Whittier

The race most likely to be in poverty in Whittier is Islander, with 31.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Whittier is White, with 3.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 1.72%.

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Name Poverty
High School11.11%
Some College4.65%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Less Than High School0.00%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed38.89%
Female Unemployed16.67%
Female Employed3.57%
Male Employed1.52%

Whittier Income

Whittier Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,792$64,578
Families$59,500$73,610
Married Families$67,813-
Non Families$50,625$55,265
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Whittier Marital Status

Whittier Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.0%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

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

Whittier Marital Status by Race

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Whittier Veterans

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33

Number of Veterans

32

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War14
Vietnam11
Second Gulf War8
Korea1
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6412
35 to 5410
65 to 747
75+2
18 to 342
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2418.32%
Indian312.00%
Hispanic213.33%
2 or More29.52%
Other228.57%
Black225.00%

Whittier Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Whittier Employment Status

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61.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.7%

Employment Rate

16.4%

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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29.58%

Born in Alaska

90.35%

Native Born

9.65%

Foreign Born

5.14%

Non Citizen

4.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.35% of Whittier residents were born in the United States, with 29.58% having been born in Alaska. 5.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020201-2-0.99%
2019203-2-0.98%
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%