Kaktovik is a city located in North Slope County Alaska. With a 2020 population of 291, it is the 162nd largest city in Alaska and the 22185th largest city in the United States. Kaktovik is currently growing at a rate of 1.39% annually and its population has increased by 2.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 283 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Kaktovik has a population density of 376 people per square mile.
The average household income in Kaktovik is $78,848 with a poverty rate of 16.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $950 per month, and the median house value is $81,000. The median age in Kaktovik is 26.5 years, 25.7 years for males, and 28.3 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kaktovikwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 0.96%.
56.44% of Kaktovik residents speak only English, while 43.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 42.33% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Kaktovik is Native, with 13.84% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Kaktovik is Multiple, with 50.00% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.14%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Kaktovik
97.75% of Kaktovik residents were born in the United States, with 87.08% having been born in Alaska. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.