Hughes City, Alaska
Population 61


Median Home Value
Half are $9,999 - $262,500
Median Year Housing Built
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
Poverty Rate
Unemployment Rate

The city of Hughes is home to the Hughes Airport. It is a rural city located in northwest Alaska near the Koyukuk River. Hughes is one of 18 cities in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area.

Hughes, AK is a Place (City):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.



Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied


Median Owner Occupied Home Value


Housing Affordability (Median Multiple)

The median multiple is the ratio of median house price by the median annual household income. In other words, how many years would it take for the median income to pay off the median home price? Higher values indicate that the incomes in the area are not high enough to warrant the higher home prices. Anything under 3 is considered affordable while higher values indicate that housing is not affordable.



Median Household Income


Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.


Poverty Rate

Poverty status uses the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If a family's total income is less than a certain threshold, every person in the family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold varies based on family size, composition, and age.


Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings


Unadjusted Gender Pay GapPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

The unadjusted gender pay gap is the median indvidiual female earnings as a percentage of male earnings. In other words, women who work in Hughes, AK generally make around 34037% of what men do. Much of that difference is likely due to the number of hours worked (see the Full Time vs Part Time Work chart), occupations chosen (see the Employed by Occupation chart), education, and job experience. Adjusting for each of those factors to see what women with similar qualifications and jobs make compared to men is difficult, but the adjusted pay gap would be more likely to show the difference due to discrimination, difference in ability, or willingness to negotiate pay. For these reasons, differences in the gender pay shown here may be more likely to show the gender ideals in an area than the discriminatory practices.


Unemployment RatePopulation Ages 16+ in the Civilian Labor Force

To classify as unemployed, people must not be in the military and must be actively looking for work (also known as the U3 measure of unemployment which is the official unemployment rate). In Hughes, AK, 35% of the population ages 16+ are not employed, but are also not looking for work so they are not considered in the unemployment rate. See the Labor Force Participation Rate for more information.


Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In Hughes, AK, 35% of people are neither employed or looking for work.



Total Population

Life Stages

Children Under 10
Children 10-17
Young Adult Singles
Middle Aged and Married


The climate estimates use Hughes, AK weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at TANANA AP.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are lower than 97% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are lower than 100% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are lower than 91% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

State2013 ACSAK
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0049127
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0001657
Region2013 ACS4
Division2013 ACS9
State FIPS2013 ACS02
Place FIPS2013 ACS33910
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusHughes city
Name2013 ACSHughes city, Alaska
Functional Status Code2010 CensusA
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS25
State ANSI2010 Census01785533
Place ANSI2010 Census02419399
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US0233910
GEOID2013 ACS0233910
Population2010 Census77
Population2013 ACS61
Housing Units2010 Census40
Housing Units2013 ACS35
Land Area2013 ACS3.0 square miles
Water Area2010 Census0
Population Density2013 ACS20.3 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[66.027401,-154.270632], [66.082488,-154.216466],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS66.044757450151, -154.23706172612
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusC1
Place Size Code2010 Census03