Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Population 2018

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska's estimated population is 7,684 with a growth rate of 0.29% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska is the 14th largest county in Alaska.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20177,715310.40%
20177,684220.29%
20167,662-90-1.16%
20157,752-4-0.05%
20147,756350.45%
20137,721140.18%
20127,70720.03%
20117,7051461.93%
20107,5591,44623.65%
19906,1131,28226.54%
19804,8313978.95%
19704,43487424.55%
19603,5600.00%

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
American Indian and Alaska Native6,311
White901
Two or More Races296
Some Other Race80
Asian68
Black or African American58
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Population Pyramid 2018

100200300400 Male Population100200300400 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Median Age

26.6


Total

27.3


Male

25.9


Female

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Adults

There are 5,021 adults, (559 of whom are seniors) in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska.

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Age Dependency

72.9

Age Dependency Ratio

12.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

60.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Sex Ratio

Female

3,547

45.98%

Male

4,168

54.02%

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Households and Families

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.7%37.3%
Female60.5%39.5%
All57.1%42.9%
Male50.4%49.6%
Non Family48.5%51.5%

57.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,8494.0157.1
Married7245.0962.7
Non Family4351.3748.5
Female4184.9260.5
Male2723.9850.4

4.52

Average Family Size

4.01

Average Household Size

13.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Households

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Education

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2786.79%
9th to 12th Grade51112.48%
High School Graduate1,90246.45%
Some College76618.71%
Associates Degree1974.81%
Bachelors Degree2927.13%
Graduate Degree1493.64%

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Native American3,1532,40279
White662657294
Multiple Races1109921
Hispanic867119
Asian625520
Black51518
Other Race29144
Islander11

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 44.41%.

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,403$35,886$34,167
Less Than High School$13,594$13,667$12,500
High School Grad$26,356$27,708$24,327
Some College$46,750$57,500$40,515
Bachelors Degree$71,250$81,538$60,568
Graduate Degree$94,886$82,083$113,750

$35,403

Average Earnings

$35,886

Average Male

$34,167

Average Female

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Language

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Language by Age

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Language

65.03% of Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska residents speak only English, while 34.97% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Other, which is spoken by 31.59% of the population.

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Poverty

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native6,2601,83629.33%
White826607.26%
Multiple294248.16%
Hispanic196147.14%
Black581118.97%
Asian6834.41%

25.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.45%

Male Poverty Rate

26.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska is Native, with 29.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska is Asian, with 4.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.40%.

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.42%
High School24.47%
Some College10.29%
Bachelors or Greater1.14%

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.72%
Male Unemployed37.95%
Female Employed10.94%
Male Employed9.01%

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Income

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,533$79,496
Families$58,393$76,845
Married Families$90,000$103,542
Non Families$59,028$71,545

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Marital Status

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.5%

Male Marriage Rate

35.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Married by Age and Sex

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Veterans

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Veterans by War

296

Number of Veterans

271

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam123
First Gulf War65
Second Gulf War52
Korea2
World War II

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
55 to 6497
35 to 5494
65 to 7458
18 to 3431
75+16

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White12916.78%
Indian1273.25%
Hispanic2013.89%
Black1627.59%
2 or More1410.45%
Other1012.50%

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Veterans by Education

7.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Employment Status

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Employment by Age

62.7%

Labor Force Participation

50.1%

Employment Rate

20.1%

Unemployment Rate

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Employment by Race

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Kotzebue32013245441.37%
Selawik829849202.41%
Noorvik668686182.69%
Buckland416426102.40%
Kivalina37438392.41%
Kiana361371102.77%
Shungnak26226972.67%
Ambler25826462.33%
Kobuk15115653.31%
Deering12212643.28%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990