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Research & Analysis

Population Adjustment

The Director determines funding for Municipalities eligible to receive state revenues for a fiscal year based on their estimated population established by the state demographer. If a Municipality believes its population estimate does not reflect its permanent resident population as of July 1, 2014, the Municipality has until April 1, 2015 to request an adjustment to the estimated population sent by the director. The communities can select either the housing unit method or the head count method to conduct the estimate. Municipalities with population less than 1,000 must use the head count census and those with population of greater than 1,000 may use either method.

Summary of Population Determination for Adjustment Requests Received

1 July 2015

Name of the Community DOL Estimate DCRA Determination/DCCED Certified Estimate
Population Determination Letter/Population Certification Letter
Alatna 21 26 Alatna Population Determination Letter
Aleknagik 197 232 Aleknagik Population Determination Letter
Anaktuvuk Pass 324 375 Anaktuvuk Pass Population Determination Letter
Atqasuk 229 248 Atqasuk Population Determination Letter
Barrow 4,469 4,825 Barrow Population Determination Letter
Birch Creek 22 26 Birch Creek Population Determination Letter
Brevig Mission 411 411 Brevig Mission Population Determination Letter
Coffman Cove 174 184 Coffman Cove Population Determination Letter
Elfin Cove 21 44 Elfin Cove Population Determination Letter
False Pass 34 60 False Pass Population Determination Letter
Kaktovik 251 262 Kaktovik Population Determination Letter
Kivalina 411 411 Kivalina Population Determination Letter
Klawock Lake No Determination 44 Klawock Lake Population Determination Letter
North Slope Borough 9,711 9,893 North Slope Borough Population Determination Letter
Nuiqsut 444 449 Nuiqsut Population Determination Letter
Nunam Iqua 181 210 Nunam Iqua Population Determination Letter
Pelican 75 93 Pelican Population Determination Letter
Point Baker 13 25 Point Baker Population Determination Letter
Point Hope 651 697 Point Hope Population Determination Letter
Point Lay 189 242 Point Lay Population Determination Letter
Prudhoe Bay 2,174 2,174 Prudhoe Bay Population Determination Letter
Rampart 21 32 Rampart Population Determination Letter
Wainwright 553 550 Wainwright Population Determination Letter


For More Information about the Research & Analysis Section contact:

Manjula Boyina

Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Phone: 907-269-7959
Email: Manjula Boyina