Shishmaref, AK

Census Place

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2019 Population
498
5.14% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
US Representative
Don Young
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
27.3
1.44% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
40%
3.33% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$38,125
1.32% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$78,300
1.03% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
122
8.27% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Shishmaref, AK had a population of 498 people with a median age of 27.3 and a median household income of $38,125. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Shishmaref, AK declined from 525 to 498, a −5.14% decrease and its median household income declined from $38,636 to $38,125, a −1.32% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Shishmaref, AK are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (90.6%), White (Non-Hispanic) (6.22%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.21%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (0.602%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.402%). 0% of the households in Shishmaref, AK speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

100% of the residents in Shishmaref, AK are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Shishmaref, AK was $78,300, and the homeownership rate was 66.2%. Most people in Shishmaref, AK walked to work, and the average commute time was 4.34 minutes. The average car ownership in Shishmaref, AK was 0 cars per household.

Diversity

Shishmaref, AK is home to a population of 498 people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2019, 0% of Shishmaref, AK residents were born outside of the country (0 people).

In 2019, there were 14.5 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (451 people) in Shishmaref, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31 White (Non-Hispanic) and 11 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Shishmaref, AK
  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    451 ± 54
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31 ± 17
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    11 ± 14.2
0.602%
Hispanic Population
3 people

In 2019, there were 14.5 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (451 people) in Shishmaref, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31 White (Non-Hispanic) and 11 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.602% of the people in Shishmaref, AK are hispanic (3 people).

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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

100%
2019 Citizenship
100%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 100% of Shishmaref, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Shishmaref, AK was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6 ± 14
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    4 ± 11
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    2 ± 13

Shishmaref, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

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 Shishmaref, AK employs 122 people. The largest industries in Shishmaref, AK are Educational Services (48 people), Public Administration (28 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (14 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($48,750), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($38,750), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($30,000).

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,125
2019 value
± $5,032
−1.32%
1 Year Growth
± 15.7%

Households in Shishmaref, AK have a median annual income of $38,125, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,636 in 2018, which represents a −1.32% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex 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 sex-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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Shishmaref, 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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The following map shows all of the places in Shishmaref, AK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

40% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shishmaref, AK (198 out of 495 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, 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
    187 ± 33
  2. Two Or More
    10 ± 41
  3. White
    1 ± 45

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Shishmaref, 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

122
2019 Value
± 52
−8.27%
1 Year decline
± 62.7%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Shishmaref, AK declined at a rate of −8.27%, from 133 employees to 122 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shishmaref, AK, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (35 people), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (14 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (13 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shishmaref, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Shishmaref, AK, by number of employees, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (35 people), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (14 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (13 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Shishmaref, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (4.73 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (3 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.03 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Shishmaref, AK, by median earnings, are Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($77,500), Management Occupations ($68,750), and Education Information, & Library Occupations ($56,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

122
2019 Value
± 52
−8.27%
1 Year decline
± 62.7%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Shishmaref, AK declined at a rate of −8.27%, from 133 employees to 122 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shishmaref, AK, are Educational Services (48 people), Public Administration (28 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (14 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Shishmaref, AK, though some of these residents may live in Shishmaref, 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 Shishmaref, AK, by number of employees, are Educational Services (48 people), Public Administration (28 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (14 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Shishmaref, AK has an unusually high number of Public Administration (4.97 times higher than expected), Educational Services (4.24 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Shishmaref, AK, by median earnings, are Educational Services ($48,750), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($38,750), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($30,000).

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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. $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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Alaska went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.47%). The most partisan county was Anchorage Municipality, AK with 65.1% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Shishmaref, 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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Alaska
52.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Alaska
  1. 65.1% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 60.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 52.6% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Alaska was Anchorage Municipality, AK with 65.1% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Alaska colored by their party leaning.

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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 Shishmaref, AK

Don Young
Alaska at-large Representative
Republican Party

Shishmaref, 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 Shishmaref, AK have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Shishmaref, AK was $78,300 in 2019, which is 0.326 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $77,500 to $78,300, a 1.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Shishmaref, AK is 66.2%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Shishmaref, AK have an average commute time of 4.34 minutes, and they walked to work. Car ownership in Shishmaref, AK is lower than the national average, with an average of 0 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$78,300
2019 Median
± $16,330
$77,500
2018 Median
± $6,493

In 2019, the median property value in Shishmaref, AK grew to to $78,300 from the previous year's value of $77,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Shishmaref, 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 Shishmaref, 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.
$38,125
Median Household Income
± $5,032
136
Number of Households
± 28

In 2019, the median household income of the 136 households in Shishmaref, AK declined from $38,125 from the previous year's value of $38,636.

The following chart displays the households in Shishmaref, 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

None
Average Range

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Rent vs Own

66.2%
2019 Homeownership
68.1%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 66.2% of the housing units in Shishmaref, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.1%.

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

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Commute Time

4.34 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shishmaref, AK have a shorter commute time (4.34 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Shishmaref, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Walked (50.4%)
  2. Other (44.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.96%)

In 2019, 50.4% of workers in Shishmaref, AK walked to work, followed by those who used some unspecified means to get work (44.6%) and those who worked at home (4.96%).

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 Shishmaref, AK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Shishmaref, AK have 0 cars, followed by false.

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Health

78.5% of the population of Shishmaref, AK has health coverage, with 20.5% on employee plans, 47.4% on Medicaid, 6.83% on Medicare, 3.61% on non-group plans, and 0.201% 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

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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

21.5%
Uninsured
20.5%
Employer Coverage
47.4%
Medicaid
6.83%
Medicare
3.61%
Non-Group
0.201%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shishmaref, AK declined by 12.6% from 24.6% to 21.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Shishmaref, 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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