Nuiqsut, Alaska

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Population in 2013: 415 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.2%
 
Males: 205  (49.6%)
Females: 210  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  24.0 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99789.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $96,345 (it was $48,036 in 2000)
Nuiqsut:

$96,345
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,424 (it was $14,876 in 2000)

Nuiqsut city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $100,634 (it was $89,700 in 2000)
Nuiqsut:

$100,634
AK:

$254,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $915.

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  • Races in Nuiqsut, AK (2010)

    Nuiqsut races chart
    • 35087.1%American Indian alone
    • 4010.0%White alone
    • 112.7%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Nuiqsut: 106.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (1.7%), Czech (1.4%), English (1.4%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 9.21 square miles.

Population density: 45 people per square mile   (very low).

Nuiqsut, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Nuiqsut:

  • High school or higher: 74.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 8.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Nuiqsut city:

  • Never married: 52.4%
  • Now married: 33.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.9%
Alaska:

5.9%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Nuiqsut, Alaska as of August 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Nuiqsut to the number of sex offenders is 103 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,800 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,732 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (625.2 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2782.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Alpine, AK (1.2 miles) , Prudhoe Bay, AK (7.4 miles) , Anaktuvuk Pass, AK (12.0 miles ), Atqasuk, AK (12.3 miles ), Barrow, AK (12.3 miles ), Kaktovik, AK (13.2 miles ), Arctic Village, AK (14.1 miles) , Wainwright, AK (14.5 miles ).

Latitude: 70.22 N, Longitude: 151.01 W

Area code: 907

Nuiqsut household income distribution Nuiqsut home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +75 (+20.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (34%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Public administration (42%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (1%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in Nuiqsut, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Nuiqsut-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 75% 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 430.0 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 470.1 miles away from Nuiqsut 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 132.4 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 278.9 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 109.5 miles away from Nuiqsut 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 95.3 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)

Airports and heliports located in Nuiqsut:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Nuiqsut:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 380 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 625 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 626 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1752 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1756 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1778 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Peninsula College (about 1781 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)

Public high school in Nuiqsut:

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Notable locations in Nuiqsut: North Slope Borough Fire Department Nuiqsut Station (A), Nuiqsut North Slope County Health Clinic - North Slope Borough (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Kuukpik Hotel (4th Niqlik) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

North Slope Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 3.7%
(4.2% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.5 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  73.7%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  20.2%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported
6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Nuiqsut compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Alaska average:

10.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Nuiqsut city (based on North Slope Borough data)

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.
Alaska:

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

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.2%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
North Slope Borough:

37.0%
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 2$7,029$42,1740$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$9,619
Other and Unallocable 16$39,600$29,7000$0
Totals for Government 18$46,629$31,0869$9,619

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

  • Construction - General: $134,000 ($322.89)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $216,000 ($520.48)
    General - Other: $81,000 ($195.18)
    Parks & Recreation: $42,000 ($101.20)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($19.28)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $6,000 ($14.46)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $184,000 ($443.37)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $109,000 ($262.65)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $124,000 ($298.80)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $38,000 ($91.57)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $56,000 ($134.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $26,000 ($62.65)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $20,000 ($48.19)

6.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,171 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
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  1.51% ($44,270 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.57% ($26,571)


8.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,849 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
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  2.53% ($43,333 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  1.24% ($42,097)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.56% ($52,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Nuiqsut:

  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KZPA (900 AM; 5 kW; FORT YUKON, AK; Owner: GWANDAK PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KIAK (970 AM; 5 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Nuiqsut:

  • K201AG (88.1 FM; NUIQSUT, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Nuiqsut:

  • K09RT (Channel 9; NUIQSUT, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Nuiqsut)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Nuiqsut, AK)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KL0JG
    Grant Date: 06/24/1997, Expiration Date: 06/24/2007, Cancellation Date: 06/25/2009
    Registrant: Herman A Oyagak, Nuiqsut, AK 99789
  • Call Sign: KL0JH
    Grant Date: 06/24/1997, Expiration Date: 06/24/2007, Cancellation Date: 06/25/2009
    Registrant: Eli Nukapigak, Nuiqsut, AK 99789

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

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  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and related occupations:"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Utilities"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Mining"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Social scientists and related workers"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Construction"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Information and record clerks except customer service representatives"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other workers' dormitories"
  • #86 (99789) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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