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15.2% decline
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5.31% decline
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Number of Employees
14.1% decline
Median Property Value
8.31% decline

About the photo: Approaching Sawyer Glacier in the Tracy Arm Fjord valley of mountains and waterfalls.


The economy of Shungnak, AK employs 73 people. The economy of Shungnak, AK is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Utilities; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 30.32; 14.78; and 3.22 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Shungnak, AK are Educational Services (13), Public Admin. (11), and Retail trade (9), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($28,750), Transportation & Warehousing ($25,313), and Healthcare & Social Assistance ($19,167).

Median household income in Shungnak, AK is $40,833. Males in Shungnak, AK have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,224. The income inequality of Shungnak, AK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Shungnak, AK. In Northwest Arctic Borough, AK the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 26 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,474. Bethel Census Area, AK has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Alaska.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Shungnak, AK is from the county of Northwest Arctic Borough, AK.

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Shungnak, AK is home to a population of 290 people, from which 100% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Shungnak, AK is composed of 248 Native residents (85.5%), 26 White residents (8.97%), 14 Two+ residents (4.83%), 2 Asian residents (0.69%), and 0 Other residents (N/A). The most common foreign languages in Shungnak, AK are Other Native North American (173 speakers), French (0 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers), but compared to other places, Shungnak, AK has a relative high number of Other Native North American (173 speakers), French (0 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK awarded 125 degrees. The student population of Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK is skewed towards females, with 35 male students and 90 female students. Most students in Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK are American Indian (53 and 42.4%), followed by White (43 and 34.4%), Asian (10 and 8%), and Black or African American (6 and 4.8%). The largest universities in Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK by number of graduates are Ilisagvik College (125 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK are Other Construction Trade (22 and 17.6%), Plumber (18 and 14.4%), and Carpenter (14 and 11.2%). The median tuition costs in Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Shungnak, AK is $96,000, which is 0.47 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $104,700 to $96,000, a 8.31% increase. The homeownership rate of Shungnak, AK is 70.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Shungnak, AK have an average commute time of 9.7 minutes, and they commute by Walked. Car ownership in Shungnak, AK is lower than the national average, with an average of 0 cars per household.


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