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Population in 2012: 412 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.8%
 

Males: 219  (53.2%)
Females: 193  (46.8%)

Median resident age:  25.2 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99789.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $92,811 (it was $48,036 in 2000)
Nuiqsut:

$92,811
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,203

Nuiqsut city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $102,305 (it was $89,700 in 2000)
Nuiqsut:

$102,305
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $113,195; Detached houses: $113,902; Mobile homes: $62,279

Median gross rent in 2012: $936.

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Nuiqsut races chart
  • American Indian alone - 350 (87.1%)
  • White alone - 40 (10.0%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (2.7%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Nuiqsut: 111.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (2.2%), English (2.0%), Czech (1.8%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 9.21 square miles.

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




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For population 25 years and over in Nuiqsut:

  • High school or higher: 73.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 20.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 8.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Nuiqsut city:

  • Never married: 50.7%
  • Now married: 35.7%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 2.2%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.9%
Alaska:  6.4%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Nuiqsut, Alaska as of August 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Nuiqsut to the number of sex offenders is 206 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,000 (3.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,375 (1.3%)

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 July 2013:
Here:

5.2%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +75 (+20.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (37%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Utilities (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (32%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Construction (2%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Plant and system operators (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secondary school teachers (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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Average climate in Nuiqsut, Alaska

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Earthquake activity:

Nuiqsut-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 95.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Airports and heliports located in Nuiqsut:


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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Nuiqsut:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 381 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 4,287)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 626 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 7,786)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1752 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1756 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1778 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1808 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1818 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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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 2012: 0.8%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.9% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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 above 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 rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Nuiqsut travel time to work - commute


Nuiqsut mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (38%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 23.07%
Here23.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents46.7%16.6%15.8%13.8%7.1%
Congregations35.7%28.6%14.3%7.1%14.3%
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: 9
This county:

13.76 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
North Slope Borough:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
North Slope Borough:

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.2%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

37.0%
Alaska:

27.8%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$4,918$29,5081$664
Other Government Administration 2$8,736$52,4160$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,360$40,3204$6,200
Totals for Government 5$17,014$40,8345$6,864

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

  • Construction - General: $134,000 ($325.24)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $216,000 ($524.27)
    General - Other: $81,000 ($196.60)
    Parks & Recreation: $42,000 ($101.94)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($19.42)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $6,000 ($14.56)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $184,000 ($446.60)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $109,000 ($264.56)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $124,000 ($300.97)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $38,000 ($92.23)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $56,000 ($135.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $26,000 ($63.11)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $20,000 ($48.54)

5.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,286 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
Alaska average:

9.33%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.95% ($39,850 average AGI)


9.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($57,220 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.90%
Alaska average:

9.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  3.23% ($48,535 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  1.09% ($41,667)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.55% ($42,500)

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


Nuiqsut on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year"
  • #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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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.

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