Nome, Alaska

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Population in 2013: 3,797 (91% urban, 9% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.3%
 
Males: 2,012  (53.0%)
Females: 1,785  (47.0%)
Median resident age:  31.6 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99762.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $69,261 (it was $59,402 in 2000)
Nome:

$69,261
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,065 (it was $23,402 in 2000)

Nome city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $194,205 (it was $108,200 in 2000)
Nome:

$194,205
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $209,558; Detached houses: $194,114; Townhouses or other attached units: $616,077; In 2-unit structures: $197,145; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $169,908; In 5-or-more-unit structures: over $1,000,000; Mobile homes: $129,787

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,353.

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  • American Indian alone - 1,696 (45.3%)
  • White alone - 1,269 (33.9%)
  • Two or more races - 477 (12.8%)
  • Black alone - 134 (3.6%)
  • Asian alone - 89 (2.4%)
  • Hispanic - 73 (2.0%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Nome: 98.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (11.7%), Irish (9.8%), English (5.9%), Norwegian (2.8%), French (2.7%), Swedish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1901

Land area: 12.5 square miles.

Population density: 303 people per square mile   (very low).

Nome,AK real estate house value index trend

Nome, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Nome:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 7.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Nome city:

  • Never married: 42.6%
  • Now married: 41.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 2.0%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

157 residents are foreign born (1.3% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This city:  4.2%
Alaska:  6.7%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Nome, Alaska as of April 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Nome to the number of sex offenders is 209 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,007 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,025 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (542.3 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2870.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Teller, AK (7.7 miles ), White Mountain, AK (7.8 miles ), Brevig Mission, AK (8.1 miles ), Port Clarence, AK (8.2 miles) , Golovin, AK (8.4 miles) , Elim, AK (9.7 miles ), Wales, AK (10.5 miles) , Stebbins, AK (10.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $95,500
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $204,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $78,100
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $45,100
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $143,900
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $173,500
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $289,100
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $182,100
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $550,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $189,900
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $293,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 64.50 N, Longitude: 165.40 W

Area code: 907

Nome household income distribution Nome home values distribution

Crime rates in Nome by Year
Type 2010 2011 2012
Murders 010
per 100,000 0.027.30.0
Rapes 843
per 100,000 216.9109.379.4
Robberies 002
per 100,000 0.00.053.0
Assaults 92918
per 100,000 244.0792.1476.7
Burglaries 141612
per 100,000 379.6437.0317.8
Thefts 552323
per 100,000 1491.3628.2609.1
Auto thefts 1099
per 100,000 271.1245.8238.3
Arson 212
per 100,000 54.227.353.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 261.1) 336.1382.5244.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Nome detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 14 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
Alaska average:

1.76
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

13.4%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -5 (-0.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Air transportation workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Nome: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Nome, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Nome-area historical earthquake activity is below Alaska state average. It is 203% 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 433.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 609.5 miles away from Nome 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 537.7 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 68.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/30/1992 at 13:51:13, a magnitude 4.8 (4.7 MB, 4.6 MS, 4.8 ML, Depth: 11.4 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 23.4 miles away from Nome 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) earthquake occurred 114.4 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)

Birthplace of: Reggie Joule - Politician, Richard Foster (Alaska politician) - Second-longest-serving member of the Alaska House of Representatives, William F. Cassidy - Army general, Donald Olson - Politician, Lucile Lomen - Lawyer.

Hospitals and medical centers in Nome:

  • NORTON SOUND REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 306 WEST 5TH AVENUE, P O BOX 966)
  • QUYANNA CARE CENTER (P.O. BOX 966)

Airports located in Nome:

See details about airports located in Nome, AK

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Nome:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 519 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 540 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 541 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1904 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1908 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1915 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1929 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high schools in Nome:

Public elementary/middle schools in Nome:

Private elementary/middle school in Nome:

  • NOME ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 3; Location: 501 ROUND THE CLOCK ST; Grades: 1 - 8)
See full list of schools located in Nome, map of school districts: BERING STRAIT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Nome:

  • KEGOAYAH KOZGA LIBRARY (Operating income: $202,702; Location: 223 FRONT STREET; 16,059 books; 539 audio materials; 895 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 37 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Nome: Nome Volunteer Fire Department Icy View Substation (A), Nome Volunteer Fire Department / Nome Volunteer Ambulance Department (B), Nome Public Health Center - Southwest Region (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Bourbon Creek (A), Holyoke Creek (B), Snake River (C), Peluk Creek (D), Center Creek (E), Flat Creek (F), Moonlight Creek (G), Saturday Creek (H), Wonder Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Aurora Inn (302 East Frnt) (1), Polaris Hotel & Liquor (Po Box 741) (2), Trails End (308 West 1st Avenue) (3), Ponderosa Inn (Annex 10) (4), Stampede Car Rentals (302 East Front Street) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Nome Census Area 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 Nome and their reported violations in the past:

NOME JOINT UTILITY SYSTEM (Address: 1226 PORT ROAD , Population served: 3,920, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In FEB-11-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2012)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In FEB-11-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-08-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
MOONLIGHT WATER DELIVERY (Population served: 300, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
ANVIL MTN CORRECTION CENTER (Address: 1810 Center Creek Rd , Population served: 135, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-06-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-1995, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Nome that have no violations reported:

  • NOME BELTZ HIGH SCHOOL (Address: 1226 PORT ROAD , Population served: 435, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.8%
(3.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 9.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.5%
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: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Nome in 2010:

  • 91 people in state prisons
  • 32 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 18 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 15 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 13 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 11 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Nome in 2000:

  • 92 people in state prisons
  • 35 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 31 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 11 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 5 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 3 people in other workers' dormitories

Nome, Alaska environmental map by EPA

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Nome compared to Alaska state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Nome (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Nome Branch at 109a Front Street, branch established on 1969/04/01. 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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Nome, Alaska:

  • Polar Arms Hotel, 205 Front St, Nome, AK 99762 , Phone: (907) 443-2661, Fax: (907) 443-4778
  • Aurora Inn, 302 E Front St, Nome, AK 99762 , Phone: (907) 443-3838, Fax: (907) 443-6380
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Nome, Alaska

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Nome travel time to work - commute Nome mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (94%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Nome city (based on Nome Census Area data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.58%
Here: 48.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic Church The Evangelical Covenant ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents34.5%31.8%9.8%6.8%17.2%
Congregations15.6%18.8%21.9%15.6%28.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Nome Census Area:

12.92 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Nome Census Area:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Nome Census Area:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

8.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.5%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Nome Census Area:

31.4%
Alaska:

27.8%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$38,205$65,4940$0
Other Government Administration 2$14,880$89,2807$375
Police Protection - Officers 8$58,799$88,1990$0
Police - Other 8$38,707$58,0610$0
Firefighters 0$0 35$1,975
Fire - Other 2$10,815$64,8900$0
Streets and Highways 5$41,743$100,1832$6,041
Water Transport and Terminals 2$11,201$67,2060$0
Health 0$0 25$1,300
Sewerage 3$20,668$82,6720$0
Parks and Recreation 6$28,778$57,55618$9,610
Water Supply 3$20,665$82,6600$0
Electric Power 12$94,551$94,5510$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 80$431,229$64,68416$12,442
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 27$102,432$45,5250$0
Local Libraries 2$8,785$52,7101$1,745
Other and Unallocable 18$75,597$50,3980$0
Totals for Government 185$997,055$64,674104$33,488

Nome government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $1,787,000 ($470.63)
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $8,565,000 ($2255.73)
    Electric Utilities: $3,737,000 ($984.20)
    Regular Highways: $1,146,000 ($301.82)
    Police Protection: $1,086,000 ($286.02)
    Financial Administration: $737,000 ($194.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $583,000 ($153.54)
    Sewerage: $531,000 ($139.85)
    General - Other: $412,000 ($108.51)
    Libraries: $299,000 ($78.75)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $240,000 ($63.21)
    Water Utilities: $228,000 ($60.05)
    Fire Protection: $222,000 ($58.47)
    Central Staff Services: $202,000 ($53.20)
    Health Services - Other: $72,000 ($18.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000 ($13.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $344,000 ($90.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $189,000 ($49.78)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,455,000 ($3280.22)

Nome government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,115,000 ($293.65)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $918,000 ($241.77)
    All Other: $666,000 ($175.40)
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $218,000 ($57.41)
    Parks & Recreation: $216,000 ($56.89)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $121,000 ($31.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000 ($13.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $347,000 ($91.39)
    All Other: $14,000 ($3.69)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $572,000 ($150.65)
    Interest Earnings: $363,000 ($95.60)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $4,880,000 ($1285.23)
    Water Utilities: $478,000 ($125.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $6,298,000 ($1658.68)
    All Other: $161,000 ($42.40)
    General Support: $128,000 ($33.71)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,496,000 ($657.36)
    Property: $2,118,000 ($557.81)
    NEC: $84,000 ($22.12)

Nome government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,740,000 ($1511.72)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $5,625,000 ($1481.43)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $115,000 ($30.29)

Nome government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $12,089,000 ($3183.83)

7.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
Alaska average:

8.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.03% ($31,746 average AGI)
from Northwest Arctic Borough, AK  0.55% ($36,438)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.45% ($39,462)


6.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,984 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
Alaska average:

8.83%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.69% ($35,020 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.48% ($43,786)

Strongest AM radio stations in Nome:

  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KNSA (930 AM; 3 kW; UNALAKLEET, AK; Owner: UNALAKLEET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Nome:

  • K217CK (91.3 FM; NOME, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KICY-FM (100.3 FM; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOC.)
  • KNOM-FM (96.1 FM; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)

TV broadcast stations around Nome:

  • K09OW (Channel 9; NOME, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K13UG (Channel 13; NOME, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K11TH (Channel 11; NOME, AK; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Nome, Alaska:
  • Fatal accident count: 19
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 20
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 14
  • Fatalities: 24
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 54
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8
Alaska average:
  • Fatal accident count: 136
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 199
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 63
  • Fatalities: 148
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 363
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14
See more detailed statistics of Nome fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 21
Total length: 108 meters (354ft)
Total costs: $417,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,660
Total average daily truck traffic: 178
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 6,615

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 5
  • 1980-1989: 6
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Nome, AK
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Nome)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Nome, AK)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 5 (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: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 208 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Nome)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 139 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Nome)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 14
  • Hazardous Condition: 9

Incident types - Nome

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Most common first names in Nome, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1569.5 years
Mary1176.4 years
Robert1071.7 years
James978.3 years
William967.9 years
Charles872.8 years
Alice771.0 years
David668.8 years
Samuel574.4 years
Peter577.2 years
Most common last names in Nome, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson868.6 years
Ahwinona575.4 years
Attatayuk576.0 years
Muktoyuk568.8 years
Moses582.2 years
Larsen578.6 years
Lewis471.0 years
Miller477.8 years
Milligrock463.8 years
Scott472.8 years

Businesses in Nome, AK

  • Safeway: 1

Nome on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Air transportation"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Secretaries and administrative assistants"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and related occupations:"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Secretaries and administrative assistants"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Mathematical science occupations"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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  • Logan Hebel (1)

Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2015.



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