Nome, Alaska

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Population in 2019: 3,870 (91% urban, 9% rural).
Population change since 2000: +10.4%
 
Males: 1,927  (49.8%)
Females: 1,943  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

32.1 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip codes: 99762.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $82,203 (it was $59,402 in 2000)
Nome:

$82,203
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $35,768 (it was $23,402 in 2000)

Nome city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $268,409 (it was $108,200 in 2000)
Nome:

$268,409
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $179,297; detached houses: $169,585; townhouses or other attached units: $104,243; in 2-unit structures: $431,507; mobile homes: $57,238

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,448.

March 2019 cost of living index in Nome: 93.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.5%
(1.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.9% for Black residents, 4.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.4% for American Indian residents, 8.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Nome, AK (2019)
    • 2,25359.0%American Indian alone
    • 95425.0%White alone
    • 39010.2%Two or more races
    • 2516.6%Hispanic
    • 601.6%Black alone
    • 270.7%Asian alone
    • 140.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Nome, Alaska as of May 14, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Nome is 181 to 1.


Crime rates in Nome by year

Type

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(216.9)
4
(109.3)
3
(79.4)
4
(105.1)
4
(104.1)
1
(26.1)
1
(26.0)
7
(182.8)
39
(1,007)
59
(1,513)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(53.0)
1
(26.3)
2
(52.0)
1
(26.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.8)
1
(25.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
9
(244.0)
29
(792.1)
18
(476.7)
29
(762.2)
42
(1,093)
45
(1,174)
48
(1,248)
52
(1,358)
63
(1,626)
47
(1,205)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
14
(379.6)
16
(437.0)
12
(317.8)
10
(262.8)
9
(234.1)
9
(234.9)
5
(130.0)
8
(208.9)
5
(129.1)
14
(359.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
55
(1,491)
23
(628.2)
23
(609.1)
40
(1,051)
32
(832.5)
30
(782.9)
27
(702.0)
16
(417.9)
26
(671.1)
32
(820.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(271.1)
9
(245.8)
9
(238.3)
6
(157.7)
16
(416.2)
6
(156.6)
6
(156.0)
3
(78.3)
6
(154.9)
7
(179.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(54.2)
1
(27.3)
2
(53.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index330.3375.9240.5317.5400.4323.9320.1455.51186.61531.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Nome, AK

Crime rate in Nome detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 12 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
Alaska average:

1.73
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Ancestries: German (6.1%), English (1.7%), Russian (1.1%), Irish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1901

Land area: 12.5 square miles.

Population density: 309 people per square mile   (very low).

Nome, Alaska map

117 residents are foreign born (1.2% Asia, 1.0% Europe, 0.9% Latin America, 0.3% Africa).

This city:

3.1%
Alaska:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,297 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,606 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (542.3 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2870.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Teller, AK (7.7 miles ),
White Mountain, AK (7.8 miles ),
Brevig Mission, AK (8.1 miles ),
Port Clarence, AK (8.2 miles),
Golovin, AK (8.4 miles),
Elim, AK (9.7 miles ),
Wales, AK (10.5 miles),
Stebbins, AK (10.8 miles )

Latitude: 64.50 N, Longitude: 165.40 W

Area code: 907

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

9.5%
Alaska:

8.1%
Most common industries in Nome, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (20.5%)
  • Public administration (14.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Air transportation (7.6%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (13.4%)
  • Health care (12.4%)
  • Air transportation (11.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.4%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (30.3%)
  • Public administration (15.9%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.1%)
  • Social assistance (5.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Nome, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Aircraft and traffic control occupations (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.0%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)

Average climate in Nome, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Nome-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 981% 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 433.1 miles away from Nome center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 609.5 miles away from Nome 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 537.7 miles away from Nome 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 546.4 miles away from Nome center
On 8/30/1992 at 13:51:13, a magnitude 4.8 (4.7 MB, 4.6 MS, 4.8 ML, Depth: 11.4 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 23.4 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 238.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nome Census Area (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Freeze: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Nome topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Nome:

  • NORTON SOUND REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 306 WEST 5TH AVENUE, P O BOX 966)
  • QUYANNA CARE CENTER (P.O. BOX 966)

Airports located in Nome:

See details about airports located in Nome, AK

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Nome:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 519 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 540 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 541 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1904 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1908 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1915 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1929 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high schools in Nome:

Public elementary/middle schools in Nome:

See full list of schools located in Nome

Library in Nome:

  • KEGOAYAH KOZGA LIBRARY (Operating income: $202,702; Location: 223 FRONT STREET; 16,059 books; 539 audio materials; 895 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 37 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Nome: Nome Volunteer Fire Department Icy View Substation (A), Nome Volunteer Fire Department / Nome Volunteer Ambulance Department (B), Nome Public Health Center - Southwest Region (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Bourbon Creek (A), Holyoke Creek (B), Snake River (C), Peluk Creek (D), Center Creek (E), Flat Creek (F), Moonlight Creek (G), Saturday Creek (H), Wonder Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Aurora Inn (302 East Frnt) (1), Polaris Hotel & Liquor (Po Box 741) (2), Trails End (308 West 1st Avenue) (3), Ponderosa Inn (Annex 10) (4), Stampede Car Rentals (302 East Front Street) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Reggie Joule - Politician, Richard Foster (Alaska politician) - Second-longest-serving member of the Alaska House of Representatives, William F. Cassidy - Army general, Donald Olson - Politician, Lucile Lomen - Lawyer.

Nome Census Area 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 Nome and their reported violations in the past:

NOME JOINT UTILITY SYSTEM (Address: 1226 PORT ROAD , Population served: 3,920, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In FEB-11-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2012)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In FEB-11-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-08-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
MOONLIGHT WATER DELIVERY (Population served: 300, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
ANVIL MTN CORRECTION CENTER (Address: 1810 Center Creek Rd , Population served: 135, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-06-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-1995, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Nome that have no violations reported:

  • NOME BELTZ HIGH SCHOOL (Address: 1226 PORT ROAD , Population served: 435, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.8 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.5%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

12.7%
Whole state:

8.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Nome in 2010:

  • 91 people in state prisons
  • 32 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 18 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 15 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 13 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 11 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Nome in 2000:

  • 92 people in state prisons
  • 35 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 31 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 11 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 5 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 3 people in other workers' dormitories

Banks with branches in Nome (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Nome Branch at 109a Front Street, branch established on 1969/04/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Nome:

Marital status in Nome, AK
  • Never married: 38.9%
  • Now married: 43.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

For population 25 years and over in Nome:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.4%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 7.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Alaska average:

10.2

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

Religion statistics for Nome, AK (based on Nome Census Area data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,1989
Evangelical Protestant1,12718
Catholic8805
Other1581
Orthodox1002
None5,029-
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: 12
Nome Census Area:

12.92 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Nome Census Area:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Nome Census Area:

8.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.5%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Nome:

49.1%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Nome:

47.3%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Nome:

21.2%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Nome:

10.3%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Nome:

6.8
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Nome:

33.6%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

56.9%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Nome:

81.0%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Nome, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 67$138,782$24,8569$22,209
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 24$13,382$6,6910$0
Other and Unallocable 16$48,614$36,4611$1,085
Electric Power 13$100,568$92,8320$0
Police Protection - Officers 12$80,119$80,1190$0
Streets and Highways 11$45,126$49,2280$0
Financial Administration 6$34,927$69,8540$0
Parks and Recreation 6$33,964$67,92821$10,574
Police - Other 4$17,655$52,9655$5,933
Other Government Administration 4$7,168$21,5040$0
Water Supply 2$15,671$94,0260$0
Sewerage 2$15,671$94,0260$0
Local Libraries 2$10,912$65,4721$1,777
Water Transport and Terminals 1$9,389$112,6680$0
Fire - Other 1$6,459$77,5081$1,054
Firefighters 0$0 1$340
Totals for Government 171$578,405$40,59039$42,971

Nome government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $42,000 ($10.85)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $15,182,000 ($3923.00)
    Electric Utilities: $12,225,000 ($3158.91)
    Police Protection: $2,090,000 ($540.05)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,547,000 ($399.74)
    General - Other: $1,470,000 ($379.84)
    Central Staff Services: $1,274,000 ($329.20)
    Water Utilities: $1,200,000 ($310.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,143,000 ($295.35)
    Regular Highways: $986,000 ($254.78)
    Libraries: $282,000 ($72.87)
    Health - Other: $282,000 ($72.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $211,000 ($54.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $924,000 ($238.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $232,000 ($59.95)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $219,000 ($56.59)
    Local Fire Protection: $92,000 ($23.77)
    Regular Highways: $49,000 ($12.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $39,000 ($10.08)
    Police Protection: $31,000 ($8.01)
    Health - Other: $12,000 ($3.10)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,375,000 ($2680.88)

Nome government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $336,000 ($86.82)
    Other: $336,000 ($86.82)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $205,000 ($52.97)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $70,000 ($18.09)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $41,000 ($10.59)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $477,000 ($123.26)
    Education: $457,000 ($118.09)
    Housing and Community Development: $30,000 ($7.75)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $530,000 ($136.95)
    General Revenue - Other: $384,000 ($99.22)
    Interest Earnings: $85,000 ($21.96)
    Donations From Private Sources: $38,000 ($9.82)
    Fines and Forfeits: $19,000 ($4.91)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $9,524,000 ($2460.98)
    Water Utilities: $935,000 ($241.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $10,854,000 ($2804.65)
    General Local Government Support: $442,000 ($114.21)
    Electric Utilities: $304,000 ($78.55)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($7.75)
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000 ($5.17)
    Other: $13,000 ($3.36)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,434,000 ($1404.13)
    Property: $3,463,000 ($894.83)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $403,000 ($104.13)
    Other License: $45,000 ($11.63)
    Motor Vehicle License: $36,000 ($9.30)

Nome government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,120,000 ($5974.16)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,133,000 ($5460.72)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,987,000 ($513.44)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $957,000 ($247.29)
    Beginning: $953,000 ($246.25)

Nome government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,688,000 ($4053.75)

5.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,799 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
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  2.58% ($39,200 average AGI)

Businesses in Nome, AK

  • Safeway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Nome:

  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KNSA (930 AM; 3 kW; UNALAKLEET, AK; Owner: UNALAKLEET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Nome:

  • K217CK (91.3 FM; NOME, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KICY-FM (100.3 FM; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOC.)
  • KNOM-FM (96.1 FM; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)

TV broadcast stations around Nome:

  • K09OW (Channel 9; NOME, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K13UG (Channel 13; NOME, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K11TH (Channel 11; NOME, AK; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
Nome fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Nome fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 243ft / 74.3mTotal length
  • $1,765,000Total costs
  • 3,437Total average daily traffic
  • 202Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,280Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Nome, AK - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Nome, AK
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Nome)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 84 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Nome, AK)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 216 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Nome)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 123 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Nome)

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fires per year is 16. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 23 took place in 2012, and the least - 9 in 2009. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Nome, AK When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (59.2%), and Outside Fires (20.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Nome, AK
    • 14859.2%Structure Fires
    • 5020.0%Outside Fires
    • 4618.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 62.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Nome, AK

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Nome, Alaska:

  • Polar Arms Hotel, 205 Front St, Nome, Alaska 99762 , Phone: (907) 443-2661, Fax: (907) 443-4778
  • Aurora Inn, 302 E Front St, Nome, Alaska 99762 , Phone: (907) 443-3838, Fax: (907) 443-6380
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Nome, Alaska
Most common first names in Nome, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1569.5 years
Mary1176.4 years
Robert1071.7 years
James978.3 years
William967.9 years
Charles872.8 years
Alice771.0 years
David668.8 years
Samuel574.4 years
Peter577.2 years
Most common last names in Nome, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson868.6 years
Ahwinona575.4 years
Attatayuk576.0 years
Muktoyuk568.8 years
Moses582.2 years
Larsen578.6 years
Lewis471.0 years
Miller477.8 years
Milligrock463.8 years
Scott472.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Nome, AK
  • 91.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.9%Wood
  • 3.1%Electricity
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Nome, AK
  • 96.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.6%Electricity
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Nome compared to Alaska state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Nome on our top lists:

  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse (population 1,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 500+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
There are 62 pilots and 45 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2021.