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
20177,684220.29%
20167,662-61-0.79%
20167,723-29-0.37%
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 Native6,350
White890
Two or More Races316
Some Other Race62
Asian61
Black or African American43
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Median Age

26.3


Total

26.8


Male

25.7


Female

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Adults

There are 5,005 adults, (525 of which are seniors) in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska.

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Age Dependency

72.3

Age Dependency Ratio

11.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

60.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Sex Ratio

Female

3,542

45.86%

Male

4,181

54.14%

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Households and Families

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

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female60.4%39.6%
Married58.2%41.8%
All54.8%45.2%
Male51.3%48.7%
Non Family44.9%55.1%

54.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9043.9354.8
Married8094.7658.2
Non Family4121.3544.9
Female4124.8360.4
Male2714.0251.3

4.35

Average Family Size

3.93

Average Household Size

12.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

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 Grade2806.93%
9th to 12th Grade56413.95%
High School Graduate1,81744.95%
Some College77719.22%
Associates Degree1694.18%
Bachelors Degree3017.45%
Graduate Degree1343.32%

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Native American3,1172,32773
White661645296
Multiple Races13110923
Hispanic685411
Asian575520
Black353512
Other Race24103
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 44.78%.

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,596$33,862$32,721
Less Than High School$11,083$13,281$7,031
High School Grad$25,065$26,115$22,656
Some College$45,542$54,808$40,848
Bachelors Degree$73,194$81,992$58,611
Graduate Degree$85,750$82,083$88,750

$33,596

Average Earnings

$33,862

Average Male

$32,721

Average Female

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Language

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Language by Age

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Language

64.38% of Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska residents speak only English, while 35.62% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Other, which is spoken by 32.79% of the population.

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Poverty

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native6,3021,81028.72%
White827425.08%
Multiple314154.78%
Hispanic163106.13%
Black43511.63%
Asian6123.28%

24.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.75%

Male Poverty Rate

25.46%

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 28.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska is Asian, with 3.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.47%.

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.09%
High School23.23%
Some College10.47%
Bachelors or Greater0.69%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed48.85%
Male Unemployed39.84%
Female Employed10.02%
Male Employed9.19%

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Income

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,341$77,568
Families$57,750$74,910
Married Families$85,139$97,840
Non Families$58,824$69,920

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Marital Status

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.8%

Male Marriage Rate

37.1%

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 45To54.

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Marital Status by Race

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Veterans

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Veterans by War

290

Number of Veterans

269

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam114
First Gulf War70
Second Gulf War47
Korea2
World War II

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 54101
55 to 6488
65 to 7468
18 to 3425
75+8

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Indian1674.26%
White10113.31%
Hispanic1511.81%
2 or More159.20%
Other711.29%

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Veterans by Education

8.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Employment Status

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Employment by Age

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

48.7%

Employment Rate

22.6%

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