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Census Data for Egegik ...

Population ...

The last Decennial Census<1> was in 2010, giving Egegik a population of 109 people.

The 2010 Census gave Alaska had a population of 710,231 people, meaning that Egegik had 0.02% of the total population of Alaska - making it the state's 125th most populous community.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a city like Egegik, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this is called a sampling area (or 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 Egegik reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Egegik might be slightly different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau if you need precision.

The 2010 Census shows that the sample polygon for Egegik has a total area of 134.1 square miles [347.2 km²]. Of this total, 33.03 square miles [85.5 km²] is land, with the balance (75.4%) being water (101 square miles [261.7 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 at the center of the polygon). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:

Lat:   58° 12' 18"   (or 58.2°)             [Map]

Lon:   -157° 31' 19"   (or -157.52°)

Population Density ...

Using the population (109 people) and land area (33.03 square miles [85.5 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Egegik had a population density of 0.81 people per square mile [0.31 people/km²].

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Egegik had 256 Housing Units<2> and with its population of 109 people, this averages 0.43 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Egegik had a land area of 33.03 square miles [85.5 km²]. This translates to 1.91 Housing Units per square mile [0.74 housing units/km²].

Miscellaneous Information for Egegik ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either or the city of Egegik:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Egegik:

GNIS ID for Egegik: 2419381

GNIS ID for Alaska: 1785533

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 02 (Alaska)

Place Code: 21150 (Egegik)

State & Place Code: 02/21150 (Alaska / Egegik)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Egegik is located in Census Region #4 (the West Region) and Division #9 (the Pacific Division).

The US Postal Service ZIP Code ...

While some people have used a ZIP code to identify a community, the purpose of the ZIP code was to make mail delivery more efficient by grouping addresses together. Although the ZIP Code doesn't specifically identify a city like Egegik, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Egegik. It's important to remember that the boundaries of a ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned or overlapped with other ZIP Codes.

The ZIP code for Egegik: 99579<3>

Census ZCTA Codes ...

The US Census Bureau created statistical entities that they call ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and these ZCTAs are frequently confused with the ZIP codes that come from the US Postal Service (USPS).

ZCTAs were first created for the 2000 Census and at that time, they were based upon the USPS ZIP codes. While largely covering the same areas, the boundaries of a ZCTA do not necessarily match the boundaries of a postal ZIP code with the same number. For example, while a postal ZIP code can cross a county or state line, a Census ZCTA can not. They should be treated as separate entities with no correlation between them.

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Egegik.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Egegik or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Egegik.