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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: 1,006 (889 occupied: 433 owner occupied, 471 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

52%
State:

36%

Housing density: 37 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015 in this county: $122,737.

Median contract rent in 2015: $859 (lower quartile is $565, upper quartile is $1,079)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $1,526


Median gross rent in Kotzebue, AK in 2015: $982

Housing units in Kotzebue with a mortgage: 174 (13 second mortgage, 14 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 146

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $113,016

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $68,393

Median monthly housing costs: $1,244


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Kotzebue, Alaska Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $190,858 (it was $120,500 in 2000)
Kotzebue:

$190,858
Alaska:

$259,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $116,998 - $293,580
Median year house/condo built: 1982

Median year apartment built: 1986

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,020
  • In family households: 2,703 (422 male householders, 231 female householders)
    390 spouses, 1,261 children (1,120 natural, 109 adopted, 32 stepchildren), 127 grandchildren, 33 brothers or sisters, 7 parents, 105 other relatives, 127 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 317 (151 male householders (112 living alone)), 83 female householders (59 living alone)), 83 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 62 (20 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 155 2-persons, 130 3-persons, 130 4-persons, 104 5-persons, 71 6-persons, 63 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 171 1-person, 49 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 3 5-persons.

686 married couples with children.
369 single-parent households (130 men, 239 women).

71.6% of residents of Kotzebue speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (70% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
25.8% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 50 (1.6%)
(48.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

3.9
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.6
State:

3.9

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 20no bedroom
  • 941 bedroom
  • 1082 bedrooms
  • 873 bedrooms
  • 564 bedrooms
  • 235+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Kotzebue population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kotzebue, Alaska:

  • 46no bedroom
  • 1411 bedroom
  • 1762 bedrooms
  • 1173 bedrooms
  • 184 bedrooms
  • 35+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Kotzebue population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 152no vehicle
  • 1761 vehicle
  • 462 vehicles
  • 53 vehicles
  • 74 vehicles
  • 25+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Kotzebue population

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

  • 304no vehicle
  • 1471 vehicle
  • 382 vehicles
  • 83 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 45+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Kotzebue population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kotzebue, Alaska:

  • 151 room
  • 652 rooms
  • 833 rooms
  • 734 rooms
  • 515 rooms
  • 466 rooms
  • 277 rooms
  • 68 rooms
  • 229+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Kotzebue population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kotzebue, Alaska:

  • 381 room
  • 742 rooms
  • 1273 rooms
  • 1214 rooms
  • 905 rooms
  • 366 rooms
  • 107 rooms
  • 38 rooms
  • 29+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Kotzebue population

Year house 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
  • 52Less than $10,000
  • 33$10,000 to $14,999
  • 44$15,000 to $19,999
  • 46$20,000 to $24,999
  • 33$25,000 to $29,999
  • 57$30,000 to $34,999
  • 46$35,000 to $39,999
  • 26$40,000 to $44,999
  • 46$45,000 to $49,999
  • 83$50,000 to $59,999
  • 128$60,000 to $74,999
  • 146$75,000 to $99,999
  • 72$100,000 to $124,999
  • 38$125,000 to $149,999
  • 28$150,000 to $199,999
  • 9$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Kotzebue, AK

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Kotzebue, AK
  • 2$15,000 to $19,999
  • 14$25,000 to $29,999
  • 13$30,000 to $34,999
  • 3$40,000 to $49,999
  • 3$60,000 to $69,999
  • 25$70,000 to $79,999
  • 3$80,000 to $89,999
  • 10$90,000 to $99,999
  • 52$100,000 to $124,999
  • 12$125,000 to $149,999
  • 58$150,000 to $174,999
  • 20$175,000 to $199,999
  • 57$200,000 to $249,999
  • 50$250,000 to $299,999
  • 74$300,000 to $399,999
  • 8$400,000 to $499,999
  • 8$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Kotzebue, AK

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Kotzebue, AK
  • 2Less than $100
  • 18$150 to $199
  • 6$200 to $249
  • 2$250 to $299
  • 5$300 to $349
  • 3$350 to $399
  • 1$400 to $449
  • 5$500 to $549
  • 1$550 to $599
  • 2$600 to $649
  • 7$650 to $699
  • 8$700 to $749
  • 17$750 to $799
  • 32$800 to $899
  • 21$900 to $999
  • 79$1,000 to $1,249
  • 55$1,250 to $1,499
  • 81$1,500 to $1,999
  • 34$2,000 to $2,499
  • 2$2,500 to $2,999
  • 14$3,000 to $3,499
  • 73No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 141995 to March 2000
  • 41990 to 1994
  • 51985 to 1989
  • 101980 to 1984
  • 91975 to 1979
  • 41970 to 1974
  • 01965 to 1969
  • 4Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Kotzebue population
Kotzebue commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 276
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 498
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 196
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 105
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 53
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 11
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 9
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 0
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 0
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 0
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 3
  • 90 or more minutes: 4
Kotzebue, AK Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 99.3%
Number of people working at home: 70 (5.7% of all workers)

Kotzebue mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 209 (17%)
  • Carpooled: 235 (19%)
  • Taxi: 12 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 12 (1%)
  • Walked: 503 (41%)
  • Other means: 179 (15%)
  • Worked at home: 70 (6%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 2,241
 German: 120
 Irish: 105
 United States or American: 87
 English: 77
 Scotch-Irish: 22
 European: 20
 Scottish: 20
 French (except Basque): 18
 Swedish: 15
 Hungarian: 13
 Norwegian: 13
 Italian: 11
 Polish: 11
 Dutch: 9
 Portuguese: 5
 British: 4
 Russian: 4
 Czechoslovakian: 3
 Acadian/Cajun: 2
 Danish: 2
 Belgian: 2
 Greek: 2
 Slovak: 2
 Czech: 2
 Northern European: 2
 Scandinavian: 2
 Swiss: 2
 Welsh: 1

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

  • 40%Korea
  • 18%Philippines
  • 14%Mexico
  • 6%Other Northern Europe
  • 6%Russia
  • 4%United Kingdom
  • 4%Ireland

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

  • This state: 2,386
  • Northeast: 72
  • Midwest: 194
  • South: 103
  • West: 268

47% of Kotzebue residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in Alaska.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 4
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 7
  • 5th and 6th grade: 14
  • 7th and 8th grade: 58
  • 9th grade: 24
  • 10th grade: 42
  • 11th grade: 24
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 14
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 310
  • Less than 1 year of college: 67
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 99
  • Associate degree: 43
  • Bachelor's degree: 80
  • Master's degree: 34
  • Professional school degree: 9
  • Doctorate degree: 4

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 16
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 13
  • 5th and 6th grade: 9
  • 7th and 8th grade: 69
  • 9th grade: 29
  • 10th grade: 16
  • 11th grade: 32
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 13
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 206
  • Less than 1 year of college: 60
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 111
  • Associate degree: 26
  • Bachelor's degree: 99
  • Master's degree: 43
  • Professional school degree: 9
  • Doctorate degree: 7

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.9%Males
  • 1.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 20.4%Males
  • 6.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 30.0%Males
  • 10.7%Females
Kotzebue marital status for males
Kotzebue marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 545
  • One, attached: 40
  • Two: 72
  • 3 or 4: 128
  • 5 to 9: 86
  • 10 to 19: 30
  • 20 to 49: 67
  • Mobile homes: 38
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 10%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 10%

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Kotzebue:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 88.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.4%Wood
  • 2.8%Other fuel
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Electricity

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 87.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.0%Electricity
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Other fuel
  • 1.6%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

1.2%
Alaska:

6.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

1.6%
Alaska:

5.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9
Here:

13.8%
Alaska:

14.1%

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)