Selawik, Alaska

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Population in 2019: 840 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.8%
 
Males: 454  (54.1%)
Females: 386  (45.9%)
Median resident age:

23.3 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip codes: 99770.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $30,374 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Selawik:

$30,374
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $8,178 (it was $8,170 in 2000)

Selawik city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $86,939 (it was $117,500 in 2000)
Selawik:

$86,939
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $107,697; detached houses: $105,692

Median gross rent in 2019: $760.

March 2019 cost of living index in Selawik: 105.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 54.8%
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  • Races in Selawik, AK (2019)
    • 799101.7%American Indian alone
    • 202.5%Two or more races
    • 121.5%White alone
    • 81.0%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Selawik, Alaska as of October 02, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Selawik is 81 to 1.


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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 2.52 square miles.

Population density: 333 people per square mile   (very low).

Selawik, Alaska map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Selawik city:

0.9% ($1,026)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (485.7 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2802.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Kiana, AK (5.3 miles ),
Noorvik, AK (5.7 miles ),
Buckland, AK (7.2 miles ),
Ambler, AK (8.2 miles ),
Kotzebue, AK (8.6 miles ),
Shungnak, AK (9.0 miles ),
Deering, AK (9.1 miles),
Kobuk, AK (9.4 miles)

Latitude: 66.60 N, Longitude: 160.01 W

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Selawik, AK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Selawik, AK in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

12.2%
Alaska:

8.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +173 (+28.9%).
Most common industries in Selawik, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (26.9%)
  • Public administration (14.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (9.2%)
  • Utilities (7.7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.2%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.6%)
  • Health care (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (22.4%)
  • Public administration (14.9%)
  • Utilities (14.9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (11.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (9.0%)
  • Fuel dealers (6.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (31.7%)
  • Public administration (14.3%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (9.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (9.5%)
  • Gasoline stations (4.8%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Selawik, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cashiers (10.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (17.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.5%)
  • Plant and system operators (6.0%)
  • Religious workers (4.5%)
  • Top executives (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (15.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (14.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (11.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.9%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (6.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.3%)

Average climate in Selawik, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Selawik-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 1634% 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 316.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 538.4 miles away from Selawik 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) earthquake occurred 414.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 422.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/7/2014 at 04:43:32, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 11.6 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 100.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/2014 at 12:01:07, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 9.5 mi) earthquake occurred 96.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
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Airports located in Selawik:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Selawik:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 367 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 485 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 485 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1806 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1810 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1824 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1831 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Selawik:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Maniilaq Association Selawik Clinic (A). Display/hide its 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 Selawik and their reported violations in the past:

SELAWIK SAFEWATER FACILITY (Population served: 846, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-04-2014 to JUN-04-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-10-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-03-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-10-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-03-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-10-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-03-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-10-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-03-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAR-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-07-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-24-2012), St Other (JUL-25-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-30-2012), St Other (JAN-22-2013)
  • 29 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAR-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-06-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (OCT-15-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (OCT-15-2013)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-10-2012 to MAR-04-2013)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Other (OCT-25-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2012), St Other (JAN-22-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2013)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 46 regular monitoring violations
  • 147 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

4.5 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

81.2%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

13.4%
Whole state:

8.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Selawik:

Marital status in Selawik, AK
  • Never married: 62.1%
  • Now married: 26.5%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 4.8%

For population 25 years and over in Selawik:

  • High school or higher: 64.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 34.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Alaska average:

10.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Selawik

Religion statistics for Selawik, 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
Here:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Northwest Arctic Borough:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Northwest Arctic Borough:

6.5%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Northwest Arctic Borough:

32.2%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

41.8%
Alaska:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.0%
Alaska:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Selawik:

28.7
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

29.6%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.2%
Alaska:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.5
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Selawik:

32.6%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
Selawik:

50.9%
State:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Selawik:

79.4%
Alaska:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Selawik, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 3$16,259$65,0360$0
Electric Power 2$6,402$38,4120$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 11$15,431
Financial Administration 0$0 3$7,076
Totals for Government 5$22,661$54,38614$22,507

Selawik government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $286,000 ($340.48)
    General - Other: $171,000 ($203.57)
    Police Protection: $156,000 ($185.71)
    Health - Other: $91,000 ($108.33)
    Sewerage: $80,000 ($95.24)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $77,000 ($91.67)
    Water Utilities: $69,000 ($82.14)
    Central Staff Services: $43,000 ($51.19)
    Regular Highways: $22,000 ($26.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $419,000 ($498.81)

Selawik government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $363,000 ($432.14)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $68,000 ($80.95)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $35,000 ($41.67)
    General Revenue - Other: $27,000 ($32.14)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($2.38)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($1.19)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($1.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $184,000 ($219.05)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $247,000 ($294.05)

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 Selawik:

  • 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)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Selawik:

  • K09RL (Channel 9; SELAWIK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K02JU (Channel 2; SELAWIK, AK; Owner: CITY OF SELAWIK)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Selawik)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Mavsigviq, Complex 10 Miles South Of Selawik (Lat: 66.751000 Lon: -160.174722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 7 m, Call Sign: WPXD743,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/12/2003, Expiration Date: 03/12/2013, Cancellation Date: 05/18/2013, Certifier: Marc D Ventura, Registrant: Metapath Software International, 1300 Diamond Springs Road Suite 600, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, Phone: (757) 464-1817, Fax: (757) 464-2148, Email:
  • Selawik, Tower Beside Selawik Clinic (Lat: 66.605167 Lon: -160.013778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 7 m, Call Sign: WPXD747,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/12/2003, Expiration Date: 03/12/2013, Cancellation Date: 05/18/2013, Certifier: Marc D Ventura, Registrant: Metapath Software International, 1300 Diamond Springs Road Suite 600, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, Phone: (757) 464-1817, Fax: (757) 464-2148, Email:
  • Selawik, Within The Community Of Selawik (Lat: 66.606250 Lon: -160.013639), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 23.5 m, Call Sign: WQYF949,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10935.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/15/2016, Expiration Date: 09/15/2026, Certifier: Jimmy Sipes, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:

Most common first names in Selawik, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Frank368.6 years
Charlie273.5 years
Harry276.5 years
Johnnie282.0 years
Sarah291.0 years
Paul287.0 years
Peter239.5 years
Most common last names in Selawik, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ballot682.0 years
Greist545.4 years
Foster576.4 years
Knox468.5 years
Mitchell471.7 years
Ramoth478.2 years
Norton372.7 years
Skin362.6 years
Clark280.9 years
Cleveland271.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Selawik, AK
  • 80.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 13.0%Wood
  • 3.5%Electricity
  • 2.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Selawik, AK
  • 87.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.0%Electricity
  • 5.0%Wood
  • 2.5%Utility gas


Selawik compared to Alaska state average:

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

Selawik on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 500+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 500+"
  • #63 (99770) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries"
  • #53 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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