Nome Census Area, AK

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Population
9,925
0.567% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
Median Age
28.1

Poverty Rate
23.1%

Median Household Income
$58,987
9.6% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$149,600
4.62% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
3,664
0.687% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Nome Census Area, AK had a population of 9.93k people with a median age of 28.1 and a median household income of $58,987. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Nome Census Area, AK grew from 9,869 to 9,925, a 0.567% increase and its median household income grew from $53,821 to $58,987, a 9.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Nome Census Area, AK are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (73.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (14.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.56%), and White (Hispanic) (1.38%). 0% of the people in Nome Census Area, AK speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Nome Census Area, AK was $149,600, and the homeownership rate was 60.3%. Most people in Nome Census Area, AK walked to work, and the average commute time was 6.54 minutes. The average car ownership in Nome Census Area, AK was 0 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Alaska (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Alaska. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alaska.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Alaska across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing the state of Alaska. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Nome Census Area, AK is currently represented by Don Young in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alaska

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Lisa Murkowski
Senator from Alaska3
Assumed office on December 20, 2002
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of her father Frank Murkowski, who had become List of Governors of Alaska|Governor of Alaska.
Dan Sullivan
Senator from Alaska2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing Alaska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Alaska over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Nome Census Area, AK

Don Young
Alaska at-large Representative
Republican Party

Nome Census Area, AK is currently represented by Don Young (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Nome Census Area, AK have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Nome Census Area, AK is home to a population of 9.93k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.87% of Nome Census Area, AK residents were born outside of the country (285 people).

In 2018, there were 5 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.32k people) in Nome Census Area, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.46k White (Non-Hispanic) and 605 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Nome Census Area, AK
  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    7.32k ± 115
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.46k ± 13
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    605 ± 136
2.55%
Hispanic Population
253 people

In 2018, there were 5 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.32k people) in Nome Census Area, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.46k White (Non-Hispanic) and 605 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.55% of the people in Nome Census Area, AK are hispanic (253 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Nome Census Area, AK as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.87%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
285 people
2.15%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
212 people

As of 2018, 2.87% of Nome Census Area, AK residents (285 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Nome Census Area, AK was 2.15%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

28
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
55
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 21.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Nome Census Area, AK was 28.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in Nome Census Area, AK are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Nome Census Area, AK residents was 28.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Philippines
    18,810 ± 3,324 people
  2. Mexico
    4,189 ± 1,585 people
  3. Korea
    3,268 ± 1,400 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alaska was Philippines, the natal country of 18,810 Alaska residents, followed by Mexico with 4,189 and Korea with 3,268.

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Citizenship

98.4%
2018 Citizenship
98.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.4% of Nome Census Area, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Nome Census Area, AK was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    201 ± 41
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    89 ± 29
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    46 ± 27

Nome Census Area, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Nome Census Area, AK is $58,987. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Nome Census Area, AK was Census Tract 2 with a value of $81,429, followed by Census Tract 1 and N/A, with respective values of $41,696 and N/A.

Males in Alaska have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,966. The income inequality in Alaska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Nome Census Area, AK employs 3.66k people. The largest industries in Nome Census Area, AK are Health Care & Social Assistance (768 people), Educational Services (716 people), and Public Administration (679 people), and the highest paying industries are Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($127,907), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($100,313), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($86,250).

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,987
2018 value
± $3,166
9.6%
1 Year Growth
± 5.71%

Households in Nome Census Area, AK have a median annual income of $58,987, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $53,821 in 2017, which represents a 9.6% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Nome Census Area, AK compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$70,324
Average Male Salary in Alaska
± $3,702
$54,966
Average Female Salary in Alaska
± $3,098

In 2019, full-time male employees in Alaska made 1.28 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Alaska by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Alaska
  1. White
    $62,461 ± $2,986
  2. American Indian
    $56,790 ± $19,372
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $47,318 ± $20,596

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Alaska workers was White. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Alaska.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Alaska by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Nome Census Area, AK is from Alaska.
0.44
2019 Wage GINI in Alaska
0.441
2018 Wage GINI in Alaska

In 2019, the income inequality in Alaska was 0.44 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.271% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Alaska was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alaska in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alaska across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2
  2. Census Tract 1
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Nome Census Area, AK was Census Tract 2 with a value of $81,429, followed by Census Tract 1 and N/A, with respective values of $41,696 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Nome Census Area, AK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Nome Census Area, AK (2.22k out of 9.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Native American
    2,111 ± 106
  2. Two Or More
    66 ± 48
  3. White
    31 ± 56

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Nome Census Area, AK is Native American, followed by Two Or More and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.66k
2018 Value
± 269
0.687%
1 Year growth
± 9.28%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Nome Census Area, AK grew at a rate of 0.687%, from 3.64k employees to 3.66k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Nome Census Area, AK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (472 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (422 people), and Management Occupations (418 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Nome Census Area, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Nome Census Area, AK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (472 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (422 people), and Management Occupations (418 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Nome Census Area, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.14 times higher than expected), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.91 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Nome Census Area, AK, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($88,594), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($88,451), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($87,817).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.66k
2018 Value
± 269
0.687%
1 Year growth
± 9.28%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Nome Census Area, AK grew at a rate of 0.687%, from 3.64k employees to 3.66k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Nome Census Area, AK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (768 people), Educational Services (716 people), and Public Administration (679 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Nome Census Area, AK, though some of these residents may live in Nome Census Area, AK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Nome Census Area, AK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (768 people), Educational Services (716 people), and Public Administration (679 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Nome Census Area, AK has an unusually high number of Public Administration (3.99 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.7 times), and Utilities (2.63 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Nome Census Area, AK, by median earnings, are Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($127,907), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($100,313), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($86,250).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alaska to other states, or from other states to Alaska.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $40.8B
  2. $4.7B
  3. $3.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $40.8B, followed by Gasoline ($4.7B) and Fuel oils ($3.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Alaska products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$64.6B
2015 Value in Alaska
$74.6B
Projected 2045 Value in Alaska
15.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Alaska trade was $64.6B. This is expected to increase 15.5% to $74.6B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alaska trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alaska to other states, or from other states to Alaska.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $17.7B
  2. $7.35B
  3. $1.53B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $17.7B, followed by Washington with $7.35B and Utah and $1.53B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alaska shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Nome Census Area, AK was $149,600 in 2018, which is 0.651 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $143,000 to $149,600, a 4.62% increase. The homeownership rate in Nome Census Area, AK is 60.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Nome Census Area, AK have an average commute time of 6.54 minutes, and they walked to work. Car ownership in Nome Census Area, AK is lower than the national average, with an average of 0 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$149,600
2018 Median
± $17,204
$143,000
2017 Median
± $15,864

In 2018, the median property value in Nome Census Area, AK grew to to $149,600 from the previous year's value of $143,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Nome Census Area, AK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Nome Census Area, AK the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$58,987
Median Household Income
± $3,166
2.88k
Number of Households
± 152

In 2018, the median household income of the 2.88k households in Nome Census Area, AK grew to $58,987 from the previous year's value of $53,821.

The following chart displays the households in Nome Census Area, AK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

None
Average Range

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Rent vs Own

60.3%
2018 Homeownership
60.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 60.3% of the housing units in Nome Census Area, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Nome Census Area, AK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

6.54 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Nome Census Area, AK have a shorter commute time (6.54 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0.0291% of the workforce in Nome Census Area, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Walked (37.6%)
  2. Drove Alone (25.1%)
  3. Other (19.7%)

In 2018, 37.6% of workers in Nome Census Area, AK walked to work, followed by those who drove alone to work (25.1%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (19.7%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

0 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Nome Census Area, AK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Nome Census Area, AK have 0 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

77.5% of the population of Nome Census Area, AK has health coverage, with 30% on employee plans, 36.8% on Medicaid, 3.86% on Medicare, 5.48% on non-group plans, and 1.3% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Alaska was $11,064 in 2014. This is a 6.1% increase from the previous year ($10,428).

Primary care physicians in Nome Census Area, AK see 1001 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.17% decrease from the previous year (1102 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1000 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 110 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Wrangell City and Borough has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.7%). Additionally, Aleutians East Borough has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (51.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,001 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Nome Census Area, AK

Primary care physicians in Nome Census Area, AK see an average of 1,001 patients per year. This represents a 9.17% decrease from the previous year (1,102 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Nome Census Area, AK in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$11,064
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Alaska
$5,958
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$12,001
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,288
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Alaska (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.1%, from $10,428 to $11,064.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

22.5%
Uninsured
30%
Employer Coverage
36.8%
Medicaid
3.86%
Medicare
5.48%
Non-Group
1.3%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Nome Census Area, AK declined by 13.7% from 26.1% to 22.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Nome Census Area, AK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 18.7% prevalence
  2. 17.6% prevalence
  3. 15.1% prevalence

Wrangell City and Borough has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alaska, at 18.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Alaska by county over multiple years.

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