Gambell, Alaska Population 2021

686
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Gambell is a city located in Nome County Alaska. With a 2020 population of 686, it is the 44th largest city in Alaska and the 11967th largest city in the United States . Gambell is currently declining at a rate of -1.01% annually but its population has increased by 0.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 681 in 2010. Gambell reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 28 miles, Gambell has a population density of 65 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gambell is $50,720 with a poverty rate of 40.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,025 per month, and the median house value is $58,300. The median age in Gambell is 25.9 years, 30.5 years for males, and 23.6 years for females.

Gambell Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gambellwas:

  • Native American: 97.12%
  • White: 1.52%
  • Two or more races: 1.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.17%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Gambell, Alaska is 686 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 700.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 681.

Gambell, Alaska Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
American Indian and Alaska Native57497.12%
White91.52%
Two or More Races71.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander10.17%
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Gambell Population by Race

Gambell Population Pyramid $2021

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Gambell Median Age

25.9


Total

30.5


Male

23.6


Female

Gambell Adults

There are 394 adults, (38 of whom are seniors) in Gambell.

Gambell Age Dependency

66

Age Dependency Ratio

10.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

55.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Gambell Sex Ratio

Female

284

48.05%

Male

307

51.95%

Gambell Population by Age

Gambell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gambell Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family73.3%26.7%
Female78.4%21.6%
All85.5%14.5%
Married92.6%7.4%
Male93.5%6.5%

85.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gambell Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1523.8985.5
Married545.2292.6
Female373.8978.4
Male314.1993.5
Non Family301.1773.3

4.25

Average Family Size

3.89

Average Household Size

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Gambell Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3812.26%
9th to 12th Grade4715.16%
High School Graduate17355.81%
Some College4113.23%
Associates Degree20.65%
Bachelors Degree51.61%
Graduate Degree41.29%
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Gambell Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gambell Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American2982173
White776
2+ Races41
Islander1

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 85.71%.

Gambell Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$13,375$13,500$12,396
Less Than 9th Grade$$21,875$6,250
High School Graduate$11,518$11,667$11,406
Some College$31,250$14,375$35,000
Bachelors Degree$61,875$61,250$
Graduate Degree$$$

$13,375

Average Earnings

$13,500

Average Male

$12,396

Average Female

Gambell Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gambell Language by Age

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Gambell Language

20.22% of Gambell residents speak only English, while 79.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 79.05% of the population.

Gambell Language

Gambell Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native56322840.50%
Multiple77100.00%
White9222.22%

40.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

41.25%

Male Poverty Rate

40.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gambell

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gambell is Multiple, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gambell is White, with 22.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 50.00%.

Gambell Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.71%
High School39.31%
Some College16.28%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Gambell Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed58.82%
Male Unemployed38.81%
Female Employed21.92%
Male Employed21.79%

Gambell Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gambell Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,500$50,720
Families$44,500$55,328
Married Families$51,429-
Non Families-$13,857
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Income by Household Type

Gambell Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

26.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

23.7%

Male Marriage Rate

29.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Gambell Married by Age and Sex

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Gambell Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Gambell Marital Status by Race

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Gambell Marital Status

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20

Number of Veterans

20

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam11
First Gulf War7
Korea2
World War II
Second Gulf War

Gambell Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7411
35 to 545
75+2
55 to 642
18 to 34

Gambell Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Native American194.97%
White114.29%

Gambell Veterans by Race

Gambell Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gambell Veterans by Education

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59.7%

Labor Force Participation

35.8%

Employment Rate

40.1%

Unemployment Rate

Gambell Employment by Age

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Gambell Employment by Race

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Gambell Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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96.79%

Born in Gambell

99.32%

Native Born

0.68%

Foreign Born

0.17%

Non Citizen

0.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.32% of Gambell residents were born in the United States, with 96.79% having been born in Alaska. 0.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Gambell Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021686-7-1.01%
2020693-7-1.00%
2019700-7-0.99%
201870720.28%
201770540.57%
201670120.29%
201569930.43%
2014696-4-0.57%
2013700-6-0.85%
201270620.28%
2011704192.77%
20106850.00%

Gambell Population by Year