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Total population: 3,150 (Urban population: 3,135 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 15 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 1,006 (889 occupied: 388 owner occupied, 501 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

56%
State:

58%

Housing density: 37 houses/condos per square mile


Median contract rent in 2009: $915 (lower quartile is $700, upper quartile is $1,160)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $1,288


Median gross rent in Kotzebue, AK in 2009: $1,166


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: $83,000


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $63,333


Median monthly housing costs: $1,071





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Kotzebue, Alaska Age and Sex of Residents


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $184,173 (it was $120,500 in 2000)
Kotzebue:

$184,173
Alaska:

$232,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $131,489 - $249,811

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $273,425
Here:

$273,425
State:

$264,617

Townhouses or other attached units: $328,654
Here:

$328,654
State:

$213,298

In 2-unit structures: $148,891
Here:

$148,891
State:

$253,086

Mobile homes: $46,051
Here:

$46,051
State:

$42,305

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

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Kotzebue, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 65
  • 3 rooms: 83
  • 4 rooms: 73
  • 5 rooms: 51
  • 6 rooms: 46
  • 7 rooms: 27
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 22
  • 1 room: 38
  • 2 rooms: 74
  • 3 rooms: 127
  • 4 rooms: 121
  • 5 rooms: 90
  • 6 rooms: 36
  • 7 rooms: 10
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9 or more rooms: 2
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kotzebue, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 20
  • 1 bedroom: 94
  • 2 bedrooms: 108
  • 3 bedrooms: 87
  • 4 bedrooms: 56
  • 5+ bedrooms: 23
  • no bedroom: 46
  • 1 bedroom: 141
  • 2 bedrooms: 176
  • 3 bedrooms: 117
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3
Cars and other vehicles available in Kotzebue, Alaska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 152
  • 1 vehicle: 176
  • 2 vehicles: 46
  • 3 vehicles: 5
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 2
  • no vehicle: 304
  • 1 vehicle: 147
  • 2 vehicles: 38
  • 3 vehicles: 8
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 8
  • 2000 to 2004: 13
  • 1990 to 1999: 214
  • 1980 to 1989: 283
  • 1970 to 1979: 308
  • 1960 to 1969: 44
  • 1950 to 1959: 62
  • 1940 to 1949: 50
  • 1939 or earlier: 5

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Kotzebue, AK house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Kotzebue, AK:

  • Less than $10,000: 1
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 1
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 0
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 0
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 3
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 3
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 1
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 1
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 9
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 2
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 10
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 11
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 11
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 17
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 53
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 29
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 40
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 63
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 39
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 56
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 32
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 12
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 1
  • $1,000,000 or more: 1
 


Kotzebue rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Kotzebue:

  • Less than $100: 0 people
  • $100 to $149: 0
  • $150 to $199: 4
  • $200 to $249: 8
  • $250 to $299: 0
  • $300 to $349: 0
  • $350 to $399: 13
  • $400 to $449: 5
  • $450 to $499: 4
  • $500 to $549: 18
  • $550 to $599: 4
  • $600 to $649: 7
  • $650 to $699: 12
  • $700 to $749: 4
  • $750 to $799: 18
  • $800 to $899: 15
  • $900 to $999: 35
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 89
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 95
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 72
  • $2,000 or more: 9
  • No cash rent: 88
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 14
  • 1990 to 1994: 4
  • 1985 to 1989: 5
  • 1980 to 1984: 10
  • 1975 to 1979: 9
  • 1970 to 1974: 4
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 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 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 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%)
 


Kotzebue, AK household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 52
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 33
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 44
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 46
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 33
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 57
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 46
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 26
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 46
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 83
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 128
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 146
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 72
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 38
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 28
  • $200,000 or more: 9
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 2241
 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 (%):



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


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

  • This state: 2386
  • 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 rate for White non-Hispanic males: 3.9%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 1.1%


Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native males: 20.4%
Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native females: 6.8%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 30.0%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 10.7%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $96,290
  • Black householders: $22,354
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $64,193
  • Asian householders: $112,297
  • Some other race householders: $86,938
  • Two or more races householders: $81,924
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $98,914
Kotzebue household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Kotzebue household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Kotzebue household income for Asian householders
Kotzebue household income for Two or more races householders

Kotzebue marital status for males
Kotzebue marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $232,776
  • Black or African American householders: $49,673
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $173,168
  • Asian householders: $171,945
  • Some other race householders: $210,155
  • Two or more races householders: $176,683

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

Median worth of mobile homes: $162,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 10%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 10%

House/condo owner moved in on average 16 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. (88.7%)
  • Wood (5.4%)
  • Other fuel (2.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.3%)
  • Electricity (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (87.2%)
  • Electricity (5.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.4%)
  • Other fuel (2.0%)
  • Wood (1.6%)



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 (Noninst.)


 

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