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Census Data for Diomede (aka 'Inalik') ...
The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2017 and it gave Diomede a population of 118 people.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Diomede a population of 115 people.
When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a city like Diomede, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually shaped as a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the city.
Things like the population, area and housing for Diomede reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Diomede might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.
The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Diomede has a total area of 2.84 square miles [7.4 km²].
Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
Lat: 65° 45' 13" (or 65.8°) [Map]
More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Population Density ...
Using the population (115 people) and land area (2.84 square miles [7.4 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Diomede had a population density of 40.48 people per square mile [15.63 people/km²].
In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Diomede had a population of 146 people and a land area of 2.84 square miles [7.4 km²]. This gives a population density of 51.4 people per square mile [19.85 people/km²]
NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Diomede. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to an incorrect comparison. More information about the changes can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Housing Units ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Diomede had 47 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 115 people, this averages 2.45 people per Housing Unit.
The 2010 Census shows Diomede had a land area of 2.84 square miles [7.4 km²]. This translates to 16.54 Housing Units per square mile [6.39 housing units/km²].
Population Rings for Diomede ...
To help identify the number of people who live in Diomede and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Diomede. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>
Census-to-Census Observations ...
When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Diomede, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Diomede. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.
There is only a very minor difference in the sampling area given between the 2010 Census and the 2000 Census.
The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Diomede was 2.84 square miles [7.4 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.
The 2000 Census shows a total area of 2.84 square miles [7.4 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.
While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Diomede, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Diomede.
For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
Lat: 65.753769° (or 65°45'13" N) [Map]
For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
Lat: 65.759836° (or 65°45'35" N) [Map]
The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 2,309 feet to the south<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2419378) to Diomede. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Diomede. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
Lat: 65.753765° (or 65°45'13" N) [Map]
The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 1.47 feet to the north<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Diomede. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Diomede.
Miscellaneous Information for Diomede ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either or the city of Diomede:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Diomede:
GNIS ID for Diomede: 2419378
The FIPS Codes ...
An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
State Code: 02 (Alaska)
Place Code: 19060 (Diomede)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Diomede is located in Census Region #4 (the West Region) and Division #9 (the Pacific Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Diomede.
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The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau
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The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/
The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)
The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
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This page was last modified: 28 Apr 2019