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Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska

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Table

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
7,560
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
7,560
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
7,793
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-3.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 7,793
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 7,523
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
10.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
36.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
7.3%
Female persons, percent
46.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
11.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
79.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
5.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
10.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 286
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 1.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 2,730
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 56.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $125,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,302
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $583
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,286
Building permits, 2021 11
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 1,795
Persons per household, 2016-2020 4.04
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 86.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 33.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 88.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 78.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 84.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 15.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 5.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
17.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 60.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 59.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,115
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 0
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) NA
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 5.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $63,750
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $25,601
Persons in poverty, percent
18.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 68
Total employment, 2020 1,727
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 171,239
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -5.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 235
All firms, 2012 257
Men-owned firms, 2012 148
Women-owned firms, 2012 73
Minority-owned firms, 2012 163
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 72
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 25
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 215
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 0.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 35,572.58
FIPS Code 02188
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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