Northwest Arctic Borough, AK

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2020 Population
7,709
0.0778% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
US Representative
Don Young
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
28.5
2.52% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
23.2%
11.2% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$63,750
4.67% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$125,800
11% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Northwest Arctic Borough, AK had a population of 7.71k people with a median age of 28.5 and a median household income of $63,750. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Northwest Arctic Borough, AK declined from 7,715 to 7,709, a −0.0778% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,906 to $63,750, a 4.67% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (81.6%), White (Non-Hispanic) (10.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.27%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.18%), and White (Hispanic) (1.15%).

None of the households in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.6% of the residents in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK was $125,800, and the homeownership rate was 56.9%.

Most people in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK walked to work, and the average commute time was 5.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK was 0 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Northwest Arctic Borough, AK is home to a population of 7.71k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.45% of Northwest Arctic Borough, AK residents were born outside of the country (112 people).

In 2020, there were 7.78 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.29k people) in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 808 White (Non-Hispanic) and 252 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2020 Citizenship
99.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.6% of Northwest Arctic Borough, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK
  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    6.29k ± 67
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    808 ± 14
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    252 ± 80
2.48%
Hispanic Population
191 people

In 2020, there were 7.78 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.29k people) in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 808 White (Non-Hispanic) and 252 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.48% of the people in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK are hispanic (191 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

1.45%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
112 people
1.49%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
115 people

As of 2020, 1.45% of Northwest Arctic Borough, AK residents (112 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK was 1.49%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    122 ± 53
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    60 ± 45
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    44 ± 29

Northwest Arctic Borough, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Northwest Arctic Borough, AK employs 2.69k people. The largest industries in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK are Health Care & Social Assistance (523 people), Educational Services (479 people), and Public Administration (475 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($131,875), Construction ($101,932), and Information ($61,250).

Occupations

2.69k
2020 Value
± 230
2.6%
1 Year growth
± 11.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK grew at a rate of 2.6%, from 2.62k employees to 2.69k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (374 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (289 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (286 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northwest Arctic Borough, AK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.69k
2020 Value
± 230
2.6%
1 Year growth
± 11.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK grew at a rate of 2.6%, from 2.62k employees to 2.69k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (523 people), Educational Services (479 people), and Public Administration (475 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northwest Arctic Borough, AK, though some of these residents may live in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,089
Median earning men ± $7,449
$45,602
Median earning women ± $10,674

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($132,188), Construction ($101,591), and Information ($82,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,557), Public Administration ($56,488), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($51,711).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 14
    Retail Trade
  2. 13
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 13
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $10.1B
  2. $7.84B
  3. $4.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Alaska product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $10.1B, followed by Electronics ($7.84B) and Meat/seafood ($4.1B).

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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$41.8B
2020 Value in Alaska
$68.3B
Projected 2050 Value in Alaska
63.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Alaska trade was $41.8B. This is expected to increase 63.4% to $68.3B by 2050.

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. $10.4B
  2. $3.24B
  3. $1.15B

In 2020, the top outbound Alaska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $10.4B, followed by Washington with $3.24B and Texas and $1.15B.

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

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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.

Northwest Arctic 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 was elected 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.

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US Representatives from Northwest Arctic Borough, AK

Don Young
Alaska at-large Representative
Republican Party

Northwest Arctic 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 Northwest Arctic Borough, AK have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.319% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.388% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (165k), Some college (154k), and Bachelors Degree (95.3k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK was $125,800 in 2020, which is 0.547 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $141,400 to $125,800, a 11% decrease. The homeownership rate in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK is 56.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK have an average commute time of 5.8 minutes, and they walked to work. Car ownership in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK is lower than the national average, with an average of 0 cars per household.

Property

$125,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$17,194
$1,021
Median Property Taxes
±$84

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Northwest Arctic Borough, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

56.9%
Homeownership
2020
59.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 56.9% of the housing units in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.2%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2
  2. Census Tract 1

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

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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.
$63,750
Median Household Income
± $6,028
1.8k
Number of Households
± 142

In 2020, the median household income of the 1.8k households in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK grew to $63,750 from the previous year's value of $60,906.

The following chart displays the households in Northwest Arctic 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Northwest Arctic Borough, AK is from Alaska.
0.435
2020 Wage GINI in Alaska
0.44
2019 Wage GINI in Alaska

In 2020, the income inequality in Alaska was 0.435 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.22% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Walked (44%)
  2. Other (18.5%)
  3. Drove Alone (17.2%)

In 2020, 44% of workers in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK walked to work, followed by those who used some unspecified means to get work (18.5%) and those who drove alone 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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Commute Time

5.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK have a shorter commute time (5.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.0826% of the workforce in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

0 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

23.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK (1.77k out of 7.65k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Northwest Arctic Borough, 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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76.8% of the population of Northwest Arctic Borough, AK has health coverage, with 27.5% on employee plans, 40.7% on Medicaid, 3.32% on Medicare, 4.79% on non-group plans, and 0.52% 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 Northwest Arctic Borough, AK see 1278 patients per year on average, which represents a 33.5% decrease from the previous year (1921 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3810 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 98 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.5% were men and 48.5% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Alaska, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,278 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK

Primary care physicians in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK see an average of 1,278 patients per year. This represents a 33.5% decrease from the previous year (1,921 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 37.3% under 18 years, 23.5% between 18 and 34 years, 31.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 7.72% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.5% were men and 48.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

23.2%
Uninsured
27.5%
Employer Coverage
40.7%
Medicaid
3.32%
Medicare
4.79%
Non-Group
0.52%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK declined by 9.82% from 25.7% to 23.2%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 201 in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 45.2% in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.8% in Northwest Arctic Borough, AK.

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