North Slope Borough, AK

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2019 Population
9,792
0.051% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
35.2
1.15% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
10.1%
8.66% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$79,306
5.14% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$152,500
6.64% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
5,404
1.12% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, North Slope Borough, AK had a population of 9.79k people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $79,306. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of North Slope Borough, AK declined from 9,797 to 9,792, a −0.051% decrease and its median household income grew from $75,431 to $79,306, a 5.14% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in North Slope Borough, AK are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (50.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (30.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.55%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.38%), and Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (1.86%). 0% of the households in North Slope Borough, AK speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 97% of the residents in North Slope Borough, AK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in North Slope Borough, AK are Ilisagvik College (97 degrees awarded in 2019).

In 2019, the median property value in North Slope Borough, AK was $152,500, and the homeownership rate was 52.7%. Most people in North Slope Borough, AK walked to work, and the average commute time was 6.01 minutes. The average car ownership in North Slope Borough, AK was 1 car per household.

North Slope Borough, AK borders Northwest Arctic Borough, AK and Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Alaska. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

North Slope Borough, AK is home to a population of 9.79k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2019, 8.75% of North Slope Borough, AK residents were born outside of the country (857 people).

In 2019, there were 1.64 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.98k people) in North Slope Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.03k White (Non-Hispanic) and 739 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in North Slope Borough, AK
  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    4.98k ± 219
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.03k ± 13
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    739 ± 218
2.03%
Hispanic Population
199 people

In 2019, there were 1.64 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.98k people) in North Slope Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.03k White (Non-Hispanic) and 739 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.03% of the people in North Slope Borough, AK are hispanic (199 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in North Slope Borough, AK as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.75%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
857 people
5.86%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
574 people

As of 2019, 8.75% of North Slope Borough, AK residents (857 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in North Slope Borough, AK was 5.86%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.1
37
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.1

In 2019, the median age of all people in North Slope Borough, AK was 35.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in North Slope Borough, AK are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all North Slope Borough, AK residents was 35.

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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

97%
2019 Citizenship
97.1%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 97% of North Slope Borough, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in North Slope Borough, AK was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    174 ± 60
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    107 ± 45
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    102 ± 60

North Slope Borough, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in North Slope Borough, AK is $79,306. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in North Slope Borough, AK was Census Tract 1 with a value of $86,413, followed by Census Tract 2 and N/A, with respective values of $65,250 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 North Slope Borough, AK employs 5.4k people. The largest industries in North Slope Borough, AK are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,332 people), Public Administration (696 people), and Manufacturing (510 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($97,833), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($96,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($90,417).

Wages

Median Household Income

$79,306
2019 value
± $10,108
5.14%
1 Year Growth
± 20.6%

Households in North Slope Borough, AK have a median annual income of $79,306, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $75,431 in 2018, which represents a 5.14% annual growth.

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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.

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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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for North Slope Borough, 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.

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Income by Location

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

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in North Slope Borough, AK was Census Tract 1 with a value of $86,413, followed by Census Tract 2 and N/A, with respective values of $65,250 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in North Slope Borough, AK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in North Slope Borough, AK (983 out of 9.69k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 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
    806 ± 118
  2. White
    142 ± 97
  3. Two Or More
    34 ± 54

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

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

5.4k
2019 Value
± 457
−1.12%
1 Year decline
± 13%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in North Slope Borough, AK declined at a rate of −1.12%, from 5.47k employees to 5.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in North Slope Borough, AK, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (807 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (618 people), and Production Occupations (514 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of North Slope Borough, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of North Slope Borough, AK, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (807 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (618 people), and Production Occupations (514 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, North Slope Borough, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (5 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (3.37 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.96 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of North Slope Borough, AK, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($143,214), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($119,167), and Management Occupations ($111,488).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.4k
2019 Value
± 457
−1.12%
1 Year decline
± 13%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in North Slope Borough, AK declined at a rate of −1.12%, from 5.47k employees to 5.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in North Slope Borough, AK, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,332 people), Public Administration (696 people), and Manufacturing (510 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of North Slope Borough, AK, though some of these residents may live in North Slope Borough, 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 North Slope Borough, AK, by number of employees, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,332 people), Public Administration (696 people), and Manufacturing (510 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, North Slope Borough, AK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (50 times higher than expected), Utilities (5.86 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.61 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in North Slope Borough, AK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($97,833), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($96,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($90,417).

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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. $26.3B
  2. $15B
  3. $5.55B

In 2018, the top outbound Alaska product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $26.3B, followed by Electronics ($15B) and Gasoline ($5.55B).

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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$72.6B
2018 Value in Alaska
$144B
Projected 2045 Value in Alaska
98.8% growth

In 2018, total outbound Alaska trade was $72.6B. This is expected to increase 98.8% to $144B 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. $16.8B
  2. $5.3B
  3. $3.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Alaska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $16.8B, followed by Washington with $5.3B and Texas and $3.2B.

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

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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.

North Slope Borough, 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 North Slope Borough, AK

Don Young
Alaska at-large Representative
Republican Party

North Slope Borough, 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 North Slope Borough, AK have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in North Slope Borough, AK awarded 97 degrees. The student population of North Slope Borough, AK is skewed towards women, with 83 male students and 150 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in North Slope Borough, AK are American Indian or Alaska Native (59 and 60.8%), followed by White (19 and 19.6%), Asian (5 and 5.15%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (4 and 4.12%).

The largest universities in North Slope Borough, AK by number of degrees awarded are Ilisagvik College (97 and 100%).

The most popular majors in North Slope Borough, AK are Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (16 and 16.5%), Native American Education (14 and 14.4%), and Electrician (10 and 10.3%).

The median tuition costs in North Slope Borough, AK are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,960 and $3,960 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 9 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 16 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 10 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in North Slope Borough, AK was Plumber with 9 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in North Slope Borough, AK according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
97 degrees awarded
$3,960
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the North Slope Borough, AK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ilisagvik College with 97 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

28
Degrees Awarded to Men
69
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 28 men were awarded degrees from institutions in North Slope Borough, AK, which is 0.406 times less than the 69 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in North Slope Borough, AK by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. American Indian or Alaska Native
    59 degrees awarded
  2. White
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    5 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in North Slope Borough, AK was American Indian or Alaska Native students. These 59 degrees mean that there were 3.11 times more degrees awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 19 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in North Slope Borough, AK was $152,500 in 2019, which is 0.634 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $143,000 to $152,500, a 6.64% increase. The homeownership rate in North Slope Borough, AK is 52.7%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in North Slope Borough, AK have an average commute time of 6.01 minutes, and they walked to work. Car ownership in North Slope Borough, AK is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$152,500
2019 Median
± $21,709
$143,000
2018 Median
± $24,831

In 2019, the median property value in North Slope Borough, AK grew to to $152,500 from the previous year's value of $143,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in North Slope Borough, 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 North Slope Borough, AK the largest share of households have a property value in the $175k - $200k range.

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Household Income

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$79,306
Median Household Income
± $10,108
1.98k
Number of Households
± 184

In 2019, the median household income of the 1.98k households in North Slope Borough, AK grew to $79,306 from the previous year's value of $75,431.

The following chart displays the households in North Slope Borough, 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

This chart shows the households in North Slope Borough, AK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In North Slope Borough, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

52.7%
2019 Homeownership
50.3%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 52.7% of the housing units in North Slope Borough, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 50.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in North Slope Borough, AK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

6.01 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in North Slope Borough, AK have a shorter commute time (6.01 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in North Slope Borough, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Walked (52.9%)
  2. Drove Alone (19.2%)
  3. Carpooled (17.2%)

In 2019, 52.9% of workers in North Slope Borough, AK walked to work, followed by those who drove alone to work (19.2%) and those who carpooled to work (17.2%).

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

1 car
Average Number

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

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Health

81.4% of the population of North Slope Borough, AK has health coverage, with 55.2% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 4.33% on Medicare, 6.85% on non-group plans, and 0.73% 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 North Slope Borough, AK see 4936 patients per year on average, which represents a 51.4% increase from the previous year (3261 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1229 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 983 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

4,936 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Slope Borough, AK

Primary care physicians in North Slope Borough, AK see an average of 4,936 patients per year. This represents a 51.4% increase from the previous year (3,261 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in North Slope Borough, 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

18.6%
Uninsured
55.2%
Employer Coverage
14.4%
Medicaid
4.33%
Medicare
6.85%
Non-Group
0.73%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in North Slope Borough, AK declined by 10.9% from 20.8% to 18.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in North Slope Borough, 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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