Nuiqsut, Alaska

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Population in 2017: 423 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.3%
 
Males: 215  (50.9%)
Females: 208  (49.1%)
Median resident age:

26.0 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 99789.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $68,165 (it was $48,036 in 2000)
Nuiqsut:

$68,165
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,466 (it was $14,876 in 2000)

Nuiqsut city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $178,290 (it was $89,700 in 2000)
Nuiqsut:

$178,290
AK:

$273,100

Median gross rent in 2017: $972.

March 2019 cost of living index in Nuiqsut: 106.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.4%
(3.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Nuiqsut, AK (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Nuiqsut, Alaska as of July 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Nuiqsut is 175 to 1.


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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 9.21 square miles.

Population density: 46 people per square mile   (very low).

Nuiqsut, Alaska map

4 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.9%
Alaska:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,080 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,993 (2.3%)

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

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

6.8%
Alaska:

7.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +75 (+20.9%).
Most common industries in Nuiqsut, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (24.4%)
  • Public administration (19.3%)
  • Educational services (16.5%)
  • Utilities (9.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
  • Health care (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (34.3%)
  • Public administration (25.7%)
  • Utilities (15.2%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (29.6%)
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.9%)
  • Public administration (9.9%)
  • Health care (8.5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (7.0%)
Most common occupations in Nuiqsut, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Construction laborers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (12.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Plant and system operators (6.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
  • Construction laborers (5.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (16.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.5%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (7.0%)
  • Cashiers (7.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.2%)

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 Nuiqsut 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 Nuiqsut 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 the city 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 Nuiqsut center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Nuiqsut topographic map

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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Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Nuiqsut:

Marital status in Nuiqsut, AK
  • Never married: 49.7%
  • Now married: 33.1%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

For population 25 years and over in Nuiqsut:

  • High school or higher: 70.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 8.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Alaska average:

10.6

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

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Religion statistics for Nuiqsut, 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
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
North Slope Borough:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
North Slope Borough:

37.0%
State:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Nuiqsut:

44.2%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.7%
State:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

28.0%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Nuiqsut:

8.7%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Nuiqsut:

6.6
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Nuiqsut:

34.4%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

53.0%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Nuiqsut:

80.0%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Nuiqsut, AK Residents
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
Other and Unallocable 16$39,600$29,7000$0
Financial Administration 2$7,029$42,1740$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$9,619
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 18$46,629$31,0869$9,619

Nuiqsut government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,400,000 ($3309.69)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $486,000 ($1148.94)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $100,000 ($236.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $658,000 ($1555.56)

Nuiqsut government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $362,000 ($855.79)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $82,000 ($193.85)
    Donations From Private Sources: $74,000 ($174.94)
    Rents: $56,000 ($132.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,601,000 ($3784.87)
    General Local Government Support: $190,000 ($449.17)

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 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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 10.2mTotal length
  • 372Total average daily traffic
  • 189Total average daily truck traffic
  • 400Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

19 (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

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Nuiqsut, AK
  • 95.1%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Other fuel
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Nuiqsut, AK
  • 62.5%Utility gas
  • 37.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Nuiqsut on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35"
  • #95 (99789) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czech first ancestries"
  • #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.