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North Slope Borough, Alaska (AK)


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County population in 2012: 9,643 (41% urban, 59% rural); it was 7,385 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 370
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 597
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,029
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,062 (it was 1,080 in 2000)
% of renters here:

51%
State:

37%

Land area: 88817 sq. mi.
Water area: 5945.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 0 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in North Slope Borough: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (21.3%), Public administration (16.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 51%
  • Government: 47%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 2%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%

North Slope Borough races chart

Races in North Slope Borough, Alaska:


Median resident age:  35.0 years
Alaska median age:  33.0 years

Males: 5,904  (41.5%)
Females: 3,526  (58.5%)

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Average household size:
North Slope Borough:

3.0 people
Alaska:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $82,015 ($63,173 in 1999)
This county:

$82015
Alaska:

$66953

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $1,032 (lower quartile is $605, upper quartile is $1,536)
This county:

$1032
State:

$903


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $150,917 (it was $113,900 in 2000)
North Slope Borough:

$150,917
Alaska:

$232,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $94,202 - $193,508

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $276,889
Here:

$276,889
State:

$264,617

Townhouses or other attached units: $102,502
Here:

$102,502
State:

$213,298

In 2-unit structures: $67,523
Here:

$67,523
State:

$253,086

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $83,273
Here:

$83,273
State:

$190,913
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,766
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $416

Institutionalized population: 15

North Slope Borough, AK map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $169 (0.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $150 (0.1%)


North Slope Borough household income distribution in 2009 North Slope Borough home values distribution


North Slope Borough contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 14.8%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 63.0% for Black residents, 12.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 4.5% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 35 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 28 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 43 years old, American Indian residents: 25 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33 years old, Other race residents: 40 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

9.1%
Whole state:

9.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

4.3%
Whole state:

4.0%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in North Slope Borough is $812 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1067 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1276 a month.

Cities in this county include: Barrow, Point Hope, Wainwright, Nuiqsut, Kaktovik, Anaktuvuk Pass, Point Lay, Atqasuk, Prudhoe Bay, Alpine.

North Slope Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Local government website: www.north-slope.org

Click to draw/clear North Slope Borough borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in North Slope Borough: Kalchiksuk (A), Humphrey Point (B), Gas Well Number 3 (C), Hurl State Number 1 (D), Toolik Lake Camp (E), Akeonik (F), Akvat (G), Alaktak (H), Sixtukak (I), Igtuluwik (J), Alolukrok (K), Nulavik (L), Itublarak (M), Anakruak (N), Anaktuk (O), Puknikruk (P), Imaigenik (Q), Niak (R), Natvakruak Lake (S), Napawrax (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Agiak Lagoon (A), Agiak Lake (B), Ahaliorak Lake (C), Aiautak Lagoon (D), Akoviknak Lagoon (E), Akuliak Lake (F), Ambresvajun Lake (G), Amiloyak Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bird Creek (A), Birthday Creek (B), Black Dog Creek (C), Blankenship Creek (D), Boat Creek (E), Bogie Creek (F), Boulevard Creek (G), Bronx Creek (H), Buccaneer Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in North Slope Borough include: Will Rogers and Wiley Post Memorial (1), Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Northwest Arctic Borough , Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 250
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 430 (63% naturalized citizens)

North Slope Borough:

5.8%
Whole state:

5.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 7.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 98.9%

North Slope Borough marital status for males
North Slope Borough marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in North Slope Borough with a mortgage: 615 (23 second mortgage, 21 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 360

Here:

63.1% with mortgage
State:

74.4% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 23.07%
Here23.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,704
Total congregations: 14

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents795 (46.7%)283 (16.6%)270 (15.8%)235 (13.8%)121 (7.1%)
Congregations5 (35.7%)4 (28.6%)2 (14.3%)1 (7.1%)2 (14.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in North Slope Borough - Barrow, Point Hope, Wainwright, Nuiqsut, Kaktovik

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%


Earthquake activity:

North Slope Borough-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1991 at 02:46:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.2 MB, 3.5 ML, Depth: 20.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 65.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (24%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (3%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (3%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in North Slope Borough (%):





North Slope Borough mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 679 (24%)
  • Carpooled: 773 (27%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 161 (6%)
  • Taxi: 141 (5%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 755 (27%)
  • Other means: 252 (9%)
  • Worked at home: 66 (2%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in North Slope Borough, Alaska in 2000:

People in group quarters in North Slope Borough, Alaska in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $49,702.

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.
2.48% relocated from other counties in Alaska ($18,446 average AGI)
2.86% relocated from other states ($22,839 average AGI)
North Slope Borough:

2.86%
Alaska average:

6.06%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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.
6.36% relocated to other counties in Alaska ($33,413 average AGI)
3.54% relocated to other states ($23,812 average AGI)
North Slope Borough:

3.54%
Alaska average:

6.19%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 22.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 23.8

Births per 1000 population in North Slope Borough

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.0

Deaths per 1000 population in North Slope Borough

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in North Slope Borough

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 360 (298 aged, 62 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 507.2. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,778

Size of family households: 313 2-persons, 294 3-persons, 259 4-persons, 271 5-persons, 148 6-persons, 158 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 478 1-person, 93 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 3 4-persons.

50.1% of residents of North Slope Borough speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 26% speak English well).
5.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
42.8% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $70,308,000 ($10041 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,472,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $7,838,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,932,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,377,000
Federal grants: $41,150,000
Federal procurement contracts: $14,499,000 ($9,137,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,512,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $15,000,000
Federal Government insurance: $0,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 929
Here:

134 per 1000 residents
State:

80 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 182
Here:

26 per 1000 residents
State:

25 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +53
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,252
Here -181 per 1000 residents
State -7 per 1000 residents

Population growth in North Slope Borough

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.32 millions of gallons per day (3% from ground, 97% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

4.8
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

3.9

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in North Slope Borough, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 28
  • 2 rooms: 58
  • 3 rooms: 137
  • 4 rooms: 201
  • 5 rooms: 313
  • 6 rooms: 163
  • 7 rooms: 70
  • 8 rooms: 37
  • 9+ rooms: 22
  • 1 room: 96
  • 2 rooms: 150
  • 3 rooms: 221
  • 4 rooms: 279
  • 5 rooms: 221
  • 6 rooms: 77
  • 7 rooms: 22
  • 8 rooms: 10
  • 9+ rooms: 4
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in North Slope Borough, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 35
  • 1 bedroom: 118
  • 2 bedrooms: 235
  • 3 bedrooms: 443
  • 4 bedrooms: 164
  • 5+ bedrooms: 34
  • no bedroom: 103
  • 1 bedroom: 285
  • 2 bedrooms: 348
  • 3 bedrooms: 287
  • 4 bedrooms: 51
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in North Slope Borough, Alaska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 462
  • 1 vehicle: 412
  • 2 vehicles: 131
  • 3 vehicles: 21
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5+ vehicles: 0
  • no vehicle: 561
  • 1 vehicle: 429
  • 2 vehicles: 73
  • 3 vehicles: 11
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

53% of North Slope Borough residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Alaska.

North Slope Borough:

52.5%
State average:

47.2%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $105,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 32%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 19%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in North Slope Borough
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (50.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (46.5%)
  • Electricity (1.8%)
  • Utility gas (64.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25.1%)
  • Electricity (7.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 14
Here:

1.0%
Alaska:

6.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

0.6%
Alaska:

5.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11
Here:

5.9%
Alaska:

14.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

North Slope Borough government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


North Slope Borough government finances - Revenue in 2006:


North Slope Borough government finances - Debt in 2006:


North Slope Borough government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


North Slope Borough Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

North Slope Borough Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in North Slope Borough, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
David1067.6 years
John966.7 years
Mary879.8 years
James861.7 years
William862.4 years
Joseph765.1 years
Thomas670.3 years
Samuel677.0 years
Robert568.2 years
Ethel575.0 years
Most common last names in North Slope Borough, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Leavitt1774.3 years
Hopson1267.0 years
Kagak870.3 years
Itta875.1 years
Simmonds867.1 years
Elavgak871.5 years
Frankson760.8 years
Okpeaha770.2 years
Neakok678.1 years
Oktollik675.1 years

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