Gambell, Alaska Population 2022

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Gambell is a city located in Nome County Alaska. Gambell has a 2020 population of 679. Gambell is currently declining at a rate of -1.02% annually and its population has decreased by -0.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 685 in 2010.

The average household income in Gambell is $50,720 with a poverty rate of 35.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $863 per month, and the median house value is $68,900. 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: 95.76%
  • Two or more races: 2.02%
  • White: 1.82%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.40%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Gambell, Alaska is 679 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 679.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 685.

Gambell, Alaska Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White91.82%
American Indian and Alaska Native47495.76%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander20.40%
Two or More Races102.02%
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Gambell Population by Race

Gambell Population Pyramid 2022

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Gambell Median Age

25.4


Total

28.3


Male

22.9


Female

Gambell Adults

There are 326 adults, (34 of whom are seniors) in Gambell.

Gambell Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

11.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

57.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Gambell Sex Ratio

Female

239

48.28%

Male

256

51.72%

Gambell Population by Age

Gambell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gambell Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married94.7%5.3%
All88.9%11.1%
Non Family80.8%19.2%
Female78.1%21.9%

88.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gambell Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1263.9388.9
Married385.5894.7
Male303.57100
Female324.4478.1
Non Family261.3180.8

4.31

Average Family Size

3.93

Average Household Size

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Gambell Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade207.81%
9th to 12th Grade4015.63%
High School Graduate15460.16%
Some College3112.11%
Associates Degree20.78%
Bachelors Degree51.95%
Graduate Degree41.56%
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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
White776
Native American2391813
2+ Races88
Islander2

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$17,292$18,750$15,625
Less Than 9th Grade$$22,188$6,250
High School Graduate$12,500$14,286$10,938
Some College$35,000$$35,714
Bachelors Degree$75,625$61,250$
Graduate Degree$$$

$17,292

Average Earnings

$18,750

Average Male

$15,625

Average Female

Gambell Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gambell Language by Age

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Gambell Language

21.60% of Gambell residents speak only English, while 78.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 77.32% of the population.

Gambell Language

Gambell Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native46617337.12%
White9222.22%
OtherNaN%

35.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.04%

Male Poverty Rate

36.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gambell

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gambell is Native, with 37.12% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.23%.

Gambell Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.67%
High School34.42%
Some College15.15%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Gambell Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed10.00%
Male Unemployed43.86%
Female Employed23.33%
Female Unemployed57.69%

Gambell Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gambell Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,714$54,507
Families$46,458$59,434
Married Families$51,875-
Non Families-$14,642
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Income by Household Type

Gambell Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

22.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

20.0%

Male Marriage Rate

25.9%

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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15

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War5
Vietnam8
Korea2
World War II

Gambell Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 544
55 to 641
65 to 748
75+2

Gambell Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White114.29%
Native American144.53%

Gambell Veterans by Race

Gambell Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gambell Veterans by Education

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60.2%

Labor Force Participation

36.7%

Employment Rate

39%

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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96.97%

Born in Gambell

99.39%

Native Born

0.61%

Foreign Born

0.20%

Non Citizen

0.40%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.39% of Gambell residents were born in the United States, with 96.97% having been born in Alaska. 0.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Oceania.

Gambell Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20106850.00%
2011704192.77%
201270620.28%
2013700-6-0.85%
2014696-4-0.57%
201569930.43%
201670120.29%
201770540.57%
201870720.28%
2019700-7-0.99%
2020693-7-1.00%
2021686-7-1.01%
2022679-7-1.02%

Gambell Population by Year