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Kotzebue, AK (Alaska) Houses and Residents

Total population: 3,284 (Urban population: 3,067 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 15 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 1,179 (941 occupied: 433 owner occupied, 501 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

54%
State:

36%

Housing density: 44 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016 in this county: $474,599.

Median contract rent in 2016: $859 (lower quartile is $565, upper quartile is $1,079)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,532


Median gross rent in Kotzebue, AK in 2016: $982

Housing units in Kotzebue with a mortgage: 196 (0 second mortgage, 3 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 243

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $112,665

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $61,176

Median monthly housing costs: $1,248


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Kotzebue, Alaska Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $203,011 (it was $120,500 in 2000)
Kotzebue:

$203,011
Alaska:

$267,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $127,116 - $299,151

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $223,470
Here:

$223,470
State:

$309,264

Townhouses or other attached units: $188,243
Here:

$188,243
State:

$256,306

In 2-unit structures: $244,843
Here:

$244,843
State:

$318,984

Mobile homes: $193,153
Here:

$193,153
State:

$109,161
Median year house/condo built: 1982

Median year apartment built: 1987

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,310
  • In family households: 2,790 (385 male householders, 315 female householders)
    394 spouses, 1,087 children (916 natural, 97 adopted, 72 stepchildren), 195 grandchildren, 33 brothers or sisters, 26 parents, 179 other relatives, 211 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 375 (134 male householders (78 living alone)), 103 female householders (69 living alone)), 141 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 132

Size of family households: 169 2-persons, 139 3-persons, 139 4-persons, 108 5-persons, 65 6-persons, 82 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 147 1-person, 63 2-persons, 35 3-persons.

400 married couples with children.
353 single-parent households (159 men, 194 women).

70.9% of residents of Kotzebue speak English at home.
2.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 33% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
22.7% of residents speak other language at home (87% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 84 (2.5%)
(28.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

4.4
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.4
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Kotzebue, Alaska:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 361 bedroom
  • 1032 bedrooms
  • 1803 bedrooms
  • 934 bedrooms
  • 155+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Kotzebue population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kotzebue, Alaska:

  • 63no bedroom
  • 1211 bedroom
  • 1442 bedrooms
  • 1403 bedrooms
  • 224 bedrooms
  • 125+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Kotzebue population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Kotzebue in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 131no vehicle
  • 1901 vehicle
  • 932 vehicles
  • 83 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Kotzebue population

Cars and other vehicles available in Kotzebue in renter-occupied apartments

  • 273no vehicle
  • 1851 vehicle
  • 312 vehicles
  • 53 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Kotzebue population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kotzebue, Alaska:

  • 01 room
  • 172 rooms
  • 833 rooms
  • 1364 rooms
  • 1095 rooms
  • 496 rooms
  • 177 rooms
  • 88 rooms
  • 79+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Kotzebue population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kotzebue, Alaska:

  • 581 room
  • 772 rooms
  • 1223 rooms
  • 824 rooms
  • 795 rooms
  • 486 rooms
  • 87 rooms
  • 58 rooms
  • 89+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Kotzebue population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Kotzebue, AK household income distribution

  • Kotzebue, AK household income distribution
  • 22Less than $10,000
  • 22$10,000 to $14,999
  • 25$15,000 to $19,999
  • 34$20,000 to $24,999
  • 47$25,000 to $29,999
  • 30$30,000 to $34,999
  • 24$35,000 to $39,999
  • 13$40,000 to $44,999
  • 23$45,000 to $49,999
  • 93$50,000 to $59,999
  • 87$60,000 to $74,999
  • 102$75,000 to $99,999
  • 138$100,000 to $124,999
  • 96$125,000 to $149,999
  • 118$150,000 to $199,999
  • 71$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Kotzebue, AK

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Kotzebue, AK
  • 11$15,000 to $19,999
  • 8$25,000 to $29,999
  • 11$30,000 to $34,999
  • 4$40,000 to $49,999
  • 2$50,000 to $59,999
  • 3$60,000 to $69,999
  • 17$70,000 to $79,999
  • 10$80,000 to $89,999
  • 10$90,000 to $99,999
  • 23$100,000 to $124,999
  • 11$125,000 to $149,999
  • 58$150,000 to $174,999
  • 23$175,000 to $199,999
  • 64$200,000 to $249,999
  • 50$250,000 to $299,999
  • 77$300,000 to $399,999
  • 10$400,000 to $499,999
  • 6$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Kotzebue, AK

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Kotzebue, AK
  • 2Less than $100
  • 6$100 to $149
  • 22$150 to $199
  • 2$200 to $249
  • 8$250 to $299
  • 2$300 to $349
  • 4$350 to $399
  • 2$400 to $449
  • 4$500 to $549
  • 2$550 to $599
  • 1$600 to $649
  • 4$650 to $699
  • 10$700 to $749
  • 5$750 to $799
  • 34$800 to $899
  • 22$900 to $999
  • 63$1,000 to $1,249
  • 76$1,250 to $1,499
  • 123$1,500 to $1,999
  • 41$2,000 to $2,499
  • 5$2,500 to $2,999
  • 4$3,000 to $3,499
  • 64No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 662010 or later
  • 152000 to 2009
  • 81990 to 1999
  • 151980 to 1989
  • 131970 to 1979
  • 4Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Kotzebue population
Kotzebue commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 501
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 536
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 215
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 53
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 31
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 0
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 2
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 5
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 0
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 8
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 0
  • 90 or more minutes: 0
Kotzebue, AK Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 100.9%
Number of people working at home: 52 (3.8% of all workers)

Kotzebue mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 389 (27%)
  • Carpooled: 244 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
  • Taxi: 152 (10%)
  • Bicycle: 25 (2%)
  • Walked: 554 (38%)
  • Worked at home: 52 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 61
 English: 35
 Irish: 22
 American: 17
 Scottish: 15
 European: 13
 Polish: 9
 Scandinavian: 9
 Dutch: 8
 French (except Basque): 7
 Finnish: 7
 Scotch-Irish: 6
 Swedish: 6
 British: 5
 Czech: 4
 Portuguese: 4
 African: 4
 French Canadian: 2
 Cajun: 2
 Italian: 2
 Welsh: 2
 Dutch West Indian: 2

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

  • 23%Dominican Republic
  • 22%Korea
  • 12%Mexico
  • 11%Canada
  • 5%Philippines
  • 5%Grenada
  • 4%Thailand

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

  • This state: 2,444
  • Other state: 736
  • Northeast: 96
  • Midwest: 162
  • South: 145
  • West: 331

80% of Kotzebue residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Alaska.

Kotzebue:

79.7%
State average:

81.2%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 16
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 14
  • 9th grade: 6
  • 10th grade: 40
  • 11th grade: 54
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 18
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 400
  • Less than 1 year of college: 58
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 158
  • Associate degree: 51
  • Bachelor's degree: 117
  • Master's degree: 30
  • Professional school degree: 16
  • Doctorate degree: 8

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 2
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 6
  • 5th and 6th grade: 5
  • 7th and 8th grade: 37
  • 9th grade: 18
  • 10th grade: 33
  • 11th grade: 25
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 0
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 268
  • Less than 1 year of college: 82
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 162
  • Associate degree: 42
  • Bachelor's degree: 116
  • Master's degree: 44
  • Professional school degree: 0
  • Doctorate degree: 19

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.5%Males
  • 2.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 27.0%Males
  • 20.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 10.0%Males
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 11.1%Females
Kotzebue marital status for males
Kotzebue marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 647
  • One, attached: 19
  • Two: 81
  • 3 or 4: 140
  • 5 to 9: 111
  • 10 to 19: 53
  • 20 to 49: 71
  • Mobile homes: 39

Median worth of mobile homes: $67,031

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 12.7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 11.4%

House/condo owner moved in on average 17 years ago

Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Kotzebue:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kotzebue
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (84.8%)
  • Other fuel (13.6%)
  • Wood (2.3%)
  • Utility gas (1.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (85.0%)
  • Other fuel (13.6%)
  • Electricity (2.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.4%)
  • Utility gas (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 16
Here:

3.6%
Alaska:

8.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Alaska:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9
Here:

8.3%
Alaska:

11.6%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

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 (Noninstitutionalized)