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Census Data for Pilot Point ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2016 and it gives Pilot Point a population of 65 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, giving Pilot Point a population of 68 people.

The 2010 Census gave Alaska had a population of 710,231 people.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a city like Pilot Point, 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 Pilot Point reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Pilot Point 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 Pilot Point has a total area of 140.5 square miles [363.9 km²]. Of this total, 26.14 square miles [67.7 km²] is land, with the balance (81.4%) being water (114.3 square miles [296.2 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:   57° 32' 37"   (or 57.5°)             [Map]

Lon:   -157° 43' 8"   (or -157.72°)

Population Density ...

Using the population (68 people) and land area (26.14 square miles [67.7 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Pilot Point had a population density of 0.48 people per square mile [0.19 people/km²].

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pilot Point had 65 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 68 people, this averages 1.05 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Pilot Point had a land area of 26.14 square miles [67.7 km²]. This translates to 0.46 Housing Units per square mile [0.18 housing units/km²].

Miscellaneous Information for Pilot Point ...

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 Pilot Point:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Pilot Point: 2419448

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: 60640 (Pilot Point)

State & Place Code: 02/60640 (Alaska / Pilot Point)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Pilot Point 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 Pilot Point, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Pilot Point. 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 Pilot Point: 99649<4>

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 Pilot Point.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pilot Point or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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