Barrow, Alaska

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Population in 2017: 4,438 (88% urban, 12% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.1%
 
Males: 2,316  (52.2%)
Females: 2,122  (47.8%)
Median resident age:

27.7 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 99723.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $95,213 (it was $67,097 in 2000)
Barrow:

$95,213
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $34,587 (it was $22,902 in 2000)

Barrow city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $288,206 (it was $145,000 in 2000)
Barrow:

$288,206
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $190,774; detached houses: $186,038; in 2-unit structures: $221,177

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,123.

March 2019 cost of living index in Barrow: 90.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.1%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents, 17.6% for American Indian residents, 3.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Barrow, AK (2017)
    • 2,80264.7%American Indian alone
    • 56012.9%Asian alone
    • 46710.8%White alone
    • 2996.9%Two or more races
    • 2245.2%Hispanic
    • 1403.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 90.2%Black alone

Races in Barrow detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Barrow, Alaska as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Barrow is 198 to 1.


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Ancestries: Irish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1958

Land area: 18.4 square miles.

Population density: 241 people per square mile   (very low).

Barrow, Alaska map

426 residents are foreign born (7.3% Asia).

This city:

9.8%
Alaska:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,836 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,028 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (724.5 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2929.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Atqasuk, AK (7.7 miles ),
Wainwright, AK (9.3 miles ),
Alpine, AK (12.2 miles),
Nuiqsut, AK (12.3 miles ),
Point Lay, AK (13.4 miles ),
Prudhoe Bay, AK (13.9 miles),
Anaktuvuk Pass, AK (15.8 miles ),
Red Dog Mine, AK (16.3 miles)

Latitude: 71.30 N, Longitude: 156.74 W

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Barrow, AK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Barrow, AK in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.8%
Alaska:

7.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +1,078 (+30.8%).
Most common industries in Barrow, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (22.5%)
  • Educational services (22.4%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.9%)
  • Social assistance (3.2%)
  • Air transportation (2.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (22.2%)
  • Educational services (19.5%)
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Utilities (4.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.5%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (25.7%)
  • Public administration (22.9%)
  • Health care (13.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.5%)
  • Social assistance (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.3%)
  • Air transportation (2.4%)
Most common occupations in Barrow, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Top executives (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.7%)

Average climate in Barrow, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Barrow, Alaska average temperatures Barrow, Alaska average precipitation Barrow, Alaska humidity Barrow, Alaska wind speed Barrow, Alaska clear and cloudy days

Barrow, Alaska environmental map by EPA

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Earthquake activity:

Barrow-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 526.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 8.5 (7.0 MB, 8.5 MS, 7.9 MW, 8.1 ME, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 586.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/2003 at 23:31:49, a magnitude 6.0 (5.2 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.5 MW, 6.0 ML, Depth: 7.8 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 277.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/9/1985 at 14:08:04, a magnitude 6.2 (5.9 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 MS, 6.0 ML) earthquake occurred 390.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/31/1995 at 08:20:55, a magnitude 5.2 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.2 ML, Depth: 21.4 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 260.0 miles away from Barrow center
On 12/4/2001 at 21:35:13, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 5.0 ML, 4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 244.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Barrow topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Barrow:

  • SAMUEL SIMMONDS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Federal, provides emergency services, P O BOX 29)

Airports located in Barrow:

College/University in Barrow:

  • Ilisagvik College (Full-time enrollment: 148; Location: Narl Facility; Public; Website: www.ilisagvik.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Barrow:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 501 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 724 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 725 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1901 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1905 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1927 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Peninsula College (about 1929 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)

Public high schools in Barrow:

Public elementary/middle schools in Barrow:

See full list of schools located in Barrow

Library in Barrow:

  • TUZZY CONSORTIUM LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,186,644; Location: 5421 NORTH STAR STREET; 50,768 books; 2,424 e-books; 3,847 audio materials; 6,097 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 167 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Barrow: Kiku (A), Amungna (B), North Slope Borough Fire Department (C), North Slope Borough Public Health Center (D), North Slope Air Ambulance (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Emaiksoun Lake (A), Imikpuk Lake (B), Isatkoak Lagoon (C), Middle Salt Lagoon (D), North Meadow Lake (E), Nunavak Bay (F), South Salt Lagoon (G), Isatkoak Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Beaded Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Barrow: Birnirk Site (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: King Eider Inn of Barrow Alaska (1752 Ahkovak Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Kathleen Bryson - Novelist.

North Slope Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Barrow and their reported violations in the past:

BARROW UTILITIES & ELEC. COOP., INC. (BU (Address: 1295 AGVIK STREET , Population served: 4,750, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-09-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-09-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-02-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2008)
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 6 other older monitoring violations
NSBU - POINT HOPE (Population served: 834, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2010)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In JUL-01-2008, Contaminant: LT2ESWTR. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
  • 17 other older monitoring violations
NSBU - WAINWRIGHT (Population served: 585, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-26-2012 to JAN-29-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-26-2012 to JAN-29-2013)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 22 regular monitoring violations
  • 22 other older monitoring violations
WATER SERVICES (Population served: 438, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-04-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-04-2013)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
NSBU - NUIQSUT (Population served: 433, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In JUL-01-2008, Contaminant: LT2ESWTR. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2008)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2006
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2006
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2006
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
NSBU - ANAKTUVUK PASS (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-17-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-17-2011 to MAR-17-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-17-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-2006)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
NSBU - KAKTOVIK (BARTER IS) (Population served: 303, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In JUL-01-2008, Contaminant: LT2ESWTR. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2007)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2005
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 other older monitoring violations
NSBU - ATQASUK (Population served: 284, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In JUL-01-2008, Contaminant: LT2ESWTR. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2008)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2006. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-12-2007 to SEP-30-2007)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2006
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2006
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2006
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

3.3 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

69.8%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

12.7%
Whole state:

8.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
18 people in college/university student housing in 2010
15 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010

People in group quarters in Barrow in 2000:

  • 29 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 27 people in other group homes
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 14 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 7 people in other workers' dormitories

Banks with branches in Barrow (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Barrow Branch at 1078 Kiogak Street, branch established on 1962/04/17. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Barrow:

Marital status in Barrow, AK
  • Never married: 40.3%
  • Now married: 45.0%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

For population 25 years and over in Barrow:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 12.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 6.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Alaska average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Barrow
2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Barrow, AK (based on North Slope Borough data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7977
Evangelical Protestant4537
Catholic1652
Other1241
None7,891-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
North Slope Borough:

13.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Here:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
North Slope Borough:

7.2%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

37.0%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Barrow:

48.0%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.2%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Barrow:

28.7
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Barrow:

25.0%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.5%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.3%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

54.0%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Barrow:

81.5%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Barrow, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 12$50,258$50,2580$0
Parks and Recreation 7$25,672$44,0091$593
Other Government Administration 5$37,756$90,6140$0
Financial Administration 2$6,191$37,1460$0
Totals for Government 26$119,877$55,3281$593

Barrow government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $1,261,000 ($284.14)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,081,000 ($694.23)
    Central Staff Services: $1,373,000 ($309.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $743,000 ($167.42)
    Central Staff Services: $679,000 ($153.00)
    General - Other: $585,000 ($131.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $101,000 ($22.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $16,000 ($3.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($2.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $585,000 ($131.82)

Barrow government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $1,370,000 ($308.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $69,000 ($15.55)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $916,000 ($206.40)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $500,000 ($112.66)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $595,000 ($134.07)
    Rents: $540,000 ($121.68)
    General Revenue - Other: $152,000 ($34.25)
    Donations From Private Sources: $151,000 ($34.02)
    Interest Earnings: $136,000 ($30.64)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($0.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,806,000 ($406.94)
    General Local Government Support: $502,000 ($113.11)
    General Support: $119,000 ($26.81)
  • Tax - Other: $178,000 ($40.11)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $142,000 ($32.00)
    Other License: $106,000 ($23.88)
    Other Selective Sales: $95,000 ($21.41)
    Other: $46,000 ($10.37)
    Other Selective Sales: $38,000 ($8.56)

Barrow government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,308,000 ($520.05)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,202,000 ($496.17)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $106,000 ($23.88)

Barrow government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,658,000 ($824.25)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,511,000 ($1016.45)

4.81% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($64,381 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
Alaska average:

7.70%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.53% ($69,167 average AGI)


7.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($64,387 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.99%
Alaska average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.51% ($47,475 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Barrow:

  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KZPA (900 AM; 5 kW; FORT YUKON, AK; Owner: GWANDAK PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Barrow:

  • KBRW-FM (91.9 FM; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K296DI (107.1 FM; BARROW, AK; Owner: EVANGELISTIC AK MISSIONARY FELLOWSHP)

TV broadcast stations around Barrow:

  • K11NN (Channel 11; BARROW, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04KS (Channel 4; BARROW, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
Barrow fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Barrow fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 20ft / 5.6mTotal length
  • 327Total average daily traffic
  • 111Total average daily truck traffic
  • 700Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Barrow)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 50 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Barrow, AK)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Barrow)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Barrow)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 23. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 36 took place in 2008, and the least - 8 in 2004. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Barrow, AK When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (44.1%), and Outside Fires (29.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Barrow, AK
    • 17144.1%Structure Fires
    • 11429.4%Outside Fires
    • 9524.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 82.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Barrow, AK
Most common first names in Barrow, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William760.9 years
Joseph664.3 years
Mary680.2 years
David569.8 years
James555.4 years
Alice578.0 years
Robert568.2 years
Dora446.8 years
Carl467.8 years
Daniel477.3 years
Most common last names in Barrow, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Leavitt1774.3 years
Hopson1064.9 years
Elavgak871.5 years
Okpeaha770.2 years
Simmonds774.1 years
Itta681.2 years
Ahvakana559.2 years
Sakeagak576.8 years
Ahkivgak575.2 years
Solomon568.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Barrow, AK
  • 97.2%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Barrow, AK
  • 91.0%Utility gas
  • 6.4%Electricity
  • 1.8%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Barrow compared to Alaska state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Barrow on our top lists:

  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Malaysia (population 500+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 500+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2020.