Kotzebue, Alaska

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Population in 2017: 3,266 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +6.0%
 
Males: 1,754  (53.7%)
Females: 1,512  (46.3%)
Median resident age:

29.6 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 99752.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $81,116 (it was $57,163 in 2000)
Kotzebue:

$81,116
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,621 (it was $18,289 in 2000)

Kotzebue city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $239,509 (it was $120,500 in 2000)
Kotzebue:

$239,509
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $216,610; detached houses: $220,075; townhouses or other attached units: $193,398; in 2-unit structures: $231,624; mobile homes: $74,392

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,464.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kotzebue: 92.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.1%
(3.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.5% for Black residents, 25.4% for American Indian residents, 1.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Kotzebue, AK (2017)
    • 2,32570.4%American Indian alone
    • 66920.3%White alone
    • 1855.6%Two or more races
    • 1404.2%Hispanic
    • 451.4%Asian alone
    • 220.7%Black alone

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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 36 registered sex offenders living in Kotzebue, Alaska as of August 11, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kotzebue is 92 to 1.


Crime rates in Kotzebue by year

Type

2005

2006

2008

2009

2010

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(30.8)
1
(30.6)
5
(158.2)
9
(282.4)
10
(315.2)
23
(689.9)
24
(711.1)
18
(547.3)
16
(484.3)
28
(851.1)
16
(492.2)
19
(580.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(30.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.6)
0
(0.0)
4
(126.1)
12
(359.9)
3
(88.9)
3
(91.2)
8
(242.1)
4
(121.6)
3
(92.3)
12
(366.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(493.1)
12
(367.2)
6
(189.9)
8
(251.0)
13
(409.7)
43
(1,290)
58
(1,719)
28
(851.3)
63
(1,907)
78
(2,371)
102
(3,137)
74
(2,261)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
18
(554.7)
9
(275.4)
7
(221.5)
9
(282.4)
22
(693.4)
46
(1,380)
25
(740.7)
30
(912.1)
62
(1,877)
41
(1,246)
34
(1,046)
20
(611.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
22
(678.0)
13
(397.8)
5
(158.2)
36
(1,130)
52
(1,639)
126
(3,779)
110
(3,259)
86
(2,615)
112
(3,390)
124
(3,769)
123
(3,783)
92
(2,811)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(154.1)
11
(336.6)
5
(158.2)
10
(313.8)
29
(914.0)
38
(1,140)
33
(977.8)
27
(820.9)
29
(877.7)
41
(1,246)
21
(646.0)
28
(855.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(30.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.4)
3
(94.5)
2
(60.0)
3
(88.9)
3
(91.2)
4
(121.1)
3
(91.2)
3
(92.3)
1
(30.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)210.8160.0208.5366.2559.11256.71199.7869.61178.61590.01325.11311.3

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Crime rate in Kotzebue detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 15 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Alaska average:

1.73
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Ancestries: German (2.7%), English (1.6%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 9 feet

Land area: 27.0 square miles.

Population density: 121 people per square mile   (very low).

Kotzebue, Alaska map

85 residents are foreign born (1.0% Latin America, 0.9% Asia, 0.3% North America).

This city:

2.6%
Alaska:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,728 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,872 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (551.6 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2873.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Noorvik, AK (6.5 miles ),
Noatak, AK (6.9 miles ),
Deering, AK (7.5 miles),
Kiana, AK (7.7 miles ),
Selawik, AK (8.6 miles ),
Buckland, AK (8.7 miles ),
Kivalina, AK (8.7 miles ),
Red Dog Mine, AK (9.0 miles)

Latitude: 66.90 N, Longitude: 162.59 W

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Kotzebue, AK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Kotzebue, AK in 2017

Kotzebue tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

14.6%
Alaska:

7.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +318 (+11.5%).
Most common industries in Kotzebue, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (20.0%)
  • Educational services (14.2%)
  • Public administration (10.8%)
  • Air transportation (7.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (7.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Public administration (12.9%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Air transportation (10.0%)
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.9%)
  • Educational services (16.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (9.7%)
  • Public administration (8.8%)
  • Social assistance (7.7%)
  • Air transportation (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Kotzebue, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Top executives (3.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Top executives (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.5%)
  • Child care workers (4.3%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.9%)

Average climate in Kotzebue, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Kotzebue-area historical earthquake activity is below Alaska state average. It is 219% 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 387.7 miles away from Kotzebue center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 606.9 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
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 487.6 miles away from Kotzebue center
On 2/3/2000 at 10:24:59, a magnitude 6.1 (5.4 MB, 5.2 MS, 6.1 ML, 5.7 MW, Depth: 4.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 266.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/2005 at 07:16:57, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.0 MS, 4.8 MW, 5.2 ML, Depth: 2.4 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 101.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2000 at 15:37:13, a magnitude 5.1 (4.7 MB, 5.1 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 117.1 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)
Kotzebue topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Kotzebue:

  • UTUQQANAAT INAAT (436 MISSION STREET)

Airports located in Kotzebue:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kotzebue:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 440 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 550 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 551 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1879 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1882 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1896 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1904 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high schools in Kotzebue:

  • KOTZEBUE MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 744 THIRD AVE, Grades: 6-12)
  • NWABSD HOME SCHOOL (Location: 744 THIRD AVENUE, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Kotzebue:

Private elementary/middle school in Kotzebue:

  • NIKAITCHUAT ILISAGVIAT (Students: 19, Location: 541 2ND AVE, Grades: UG-1)
See full list of schools located in Kotzebue

Library in Kotzebue:

  • CHUKCHI CONSORTIUM LIBRARY (Operating income: $169,034; Location: 604 THIRD STREET; 13,108 books; 284 audio materials; 1,638 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 115 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Kotzebue: Kotzebue Fire Department (A), Guardian Flight (B), Northwest Arctic Borough Regional Emergency Medical Services (C), Northwest Arctic Borough Sound Search and Rescue - Kotzebue (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Vortac Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Nullagvik Hotel (308 Shore Drive) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Northwest Arctic 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 Kotzebue and their reported violations in the past:

KOTZEBUE MUN. WATER SYSTEM (Address: Attn: Water Plant , Population served: 3,290, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (2 times from OCT-14-2013 to APR-03-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-11-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-19-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-07-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-11-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-05-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-05-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-17-2012), St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2012), St Other (AUG-31-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-05-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2012)
  • 12 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Other (3 times from MAR-28-2012 to APR-02-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-09-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-19-2010)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2009)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In JUL-01-2008, Contaminant: LT2ESWTR. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2008)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-12-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2009)
  • 16 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

3.3 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

70.6%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

12.2%
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: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Kotzebue in 2010:

  • 20 people in college/university student housing
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 8 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Kotzebue in 2000:

  • 23 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 21 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 14 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 3 people in other types of correctional institutions

Banks with branches in Kotzebue (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Kotzebue Branch at 360 Lagoon Street, branch established on 1960/08/15. 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 Kotzebue:

Marital status in Kotzebue, AK
  • Never married: 45.9%
  • Now married: 41.0%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

For population 25 years and over in Kotzebue:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 8.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Alaska average:

10.6

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

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Religion statistics for Kotzebue, AK (based on Northwest Arctic Borough data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,64420
Mainline Protestant4083
Catholic2401
Other931
None5,138-
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: 4
Northwest Arctic Borough:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Northwest Arctic Borough:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.5%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Northwest Arctic Borough:

32.2%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.4%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.6%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.7%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Kotzebue:

10.6%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.6
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Kotzebue:

33.7%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

54.4%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Kotzebue:

81.2%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kotzebue, 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
Police Protection - Officers 11$73,532$80,2170$0
Firefighters 9$55,855$74,4731$2,943
Correction 6$34,567$69,1340$0
Solid Waste Management 5$25,555$61,3320$0
Financial Administration 5$29,855$71,6521$1,227
Streets and Highways 3$15,121$60,4840$0
Sewerage 3$14,745$58,9800$0
Water Supply 3$18,155$72,6200$0
Police - Other 2$9,172$55,0320$0
Other Government Administration 2$19,725$118,35010$750
Other and Unallocable 2$13,489$80,9340$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,429$53,1481$582
Totals for Government 52$314,200$72,50813$5,502

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,771,000 ($542.25)
    Police Protection: $1,746,000 ($534.60)
    Financial Administration: $1,530,000 ($468.46)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,376,000 ($421.31)
    Correctional Institutions: $1,236,000 ($378.44)
    Water Utilities: $1,018,000 ($311.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $886,000 ($271.28)
    Liquor Stores: $623,000 ($190.75)
    Central Staff Services: $573,000 ($175.44)
    Sewerage: $473,000 ($144.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $174,000 ($53.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $75,000 ($22.96)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $451,000 ($138.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,738,000 ($1450.70)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $689,000 ($210.96)
    Sewerage: $600,000 ($183.71)
    Other: $29,000 ($8.88)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $404,000 ($123.70)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $581,000 ($177.89)
    General Revenue - Other: $106,000 ($32.46)
    Rents: $58,000 ($17.76)
    Interest Earnings: $54,000 ($16.53)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $3,183,000 ($974.59)
    Water Utilities: $1,346,000 ($412.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,267,000 ($1306.49)
    General Local Government Support: $236,000 ($72.26)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,233,000 ($989.90)
    Other Selective Sales: $453,000 ($138.70)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $186,000 ($56.95)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $13,000 ($3.98)
    Other License: $7,000 ($2.14)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,001,000 ($612.68)

8.07% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($62,532 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.07%
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  3.47% ($53,838 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kotzebue:

  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, 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)

TV broadcast stations around Kotzebue:

  • K09OV (Channel 9; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K13UE (Channel 13; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
Kotzebue fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Kotzebue fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 20ft / 6.5mTotal length
  • 1,016Total average daily traffic
  • 10Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,200Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kotzebue)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 80 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Kotzebue, AK)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kotzebue)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 50 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Kotzebue)

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 17. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 29 took place in 2008, and the least - 7 in 2016. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Kotzebue, AK When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (63.5%), and Outside Fires (17.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Kotzebue, AK
    • 18663.5%Structure Fires
    • 5017.1%Outside Fires
    • 3813.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 196.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kotzebue, AK
Most common first names in Kotzebue, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Frank770.7 years
John771.0 years
Henry563.8 years
George573.6 years
Charlie579.6 years
William552.4 years
Elmer474.0 years
Fred476.2 years
Esther476.7 years
Mary481.2 years
Most common last names in Kotzebue, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Henry1261.2 years
Nelson762.9 years
Mills774.6 years
Hensley764.1 years
Stalker556.4 years
Harris567.2 years
Smith570.0 years
Schaeffer477.0 years
Hunnicutt482.3 years
Mendenhall472.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kotzebue, AK
  • 87.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.1%Other fuel
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 1.6%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kotzebue, AK
  • 89.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.9%Other fuel
  • 2.1%Electricity
  • 0.4%Utility gas
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Kotzebue compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Kotzebue on our top lists:

  • #37 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 500+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in job corps and vocational training facilities (population 1,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 500+"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
There are 31 pilots and 16 other airmen in this city.
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