Kotzebue, Alaska Population 2020

3,360
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Kotzebue is a city located in Alaska. With a 2020 population of 3,360, it is the 17th largest city in Alaska and the 5883rd largest city in the United States. Kotzebue is currently growing at a rate of 1.42% annually and its population has increased by 4.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,201 in 2010. Spanning over 27 miles, Kotzebue has a population density of 136 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kotzebue is $100,608 with a poverty rate of 17.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,417 per month, and the median house value is $214,900. The median age in Kotzebue is 30.7 years, 31.8 years for males, and 28.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 113.4 males.

Kotzebue Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kotzebue was:

  • Native American: 69.01%
  • White: 19.80%
  • Two or more races: 6.87%
  • Black or African American: 2.10%
  • Asian: 1.52%
  • Other race: 0.70%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Kotzebue, Alaska is 3,360, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,266.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,201.

Kotzebue, Alaska Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
American Indian and Alaska Native2,26969.01%
White65119.80%
Two or More Races2266.87%
Black or African American692.10%
Asian501.52%
Some Other Race230.70%
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Kotzebue Population Pyramid 2020

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Kotzebue Median Age

30.7


Total

31.8


Male

28.8


Female

Kotzebue Adults

There are 2,306 adults, (309 of whom are seniors) in Kotzebue.

Kotzebue Age Dependency

64.6

Age Dependency Ratio

15.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Kotzebue Sex Ratio

Female

1,541

46.87%

Male

1,747

53.13%

Kotzebue Households and Families

Kotzebue Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kotzebue Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female48%52%
Married46%54%
All42.5%57.5%
Non Family39.6%60.4%
Male33.3%66.7%

42.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9423.2942.5
Married3373.7846
Non Family2831.539.6
Female1754.5948
Male1474.0233.3

3.76

Average Family Size

3.29

Average Household Size

13.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Kotzebue Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade914.71%
9th to 12th Grade1457.51%
High School Graduate77239.96%
Some College47624.64%
Associates Degree1135.85%
Bachelors Degree22911.85%
Graduate Degree1065.49%
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Kotzebue Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Native American1,20798757
White497492204
Multiple Races11110336
Asian464318
Black444412
Hispanic40408
Other Race1414

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 white people with a rate of 41.05%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,631$58,929$49,583
Less Than High School$20,156$$20,156
High School Grad$48,164$50,455$45,938
Some College$54,453$60,625$43,125
Bachelors Degree$72,115$79,688$66,607
Graduate Degree$78,125$103,906$75,893

$54,631

Average Earnings

$58,929

Average Male

$49,583

Average Female

Kotzebue Language

Kotzebue Language by Age

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Kotzebue Language

65.76% of Kotzebue residents speak only English, while 34.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 27.69% of the population.

Kotzebue Poverty

Kotzebue Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native2,22451323.07%
White608203.29%
Black691623.19%
Multiple225125.33%
Asian5036.00%

17.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.11%

Male Poverty Rate

18.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kotzebue

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kotzebue is Black, with 23.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kotzebue is White, with 3.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.25%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.67%
High School16.80%
Some College9.86%
Bachelors or Greater0.91%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed48.05%
Male Unemployed47.13%
Male Employed6.65%
Female Employed6.50%

Kotzebue Income

Kotzebue Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$84,559$100,608
Families$82,422$97,661
Married Families$123,036-
Non Families$78,625$95,050
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Kotzebue Marital Status

Kotzebue Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.8%

Male Marriage Rate

37.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Kotzebue Married by Age and Sex

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Kotzebue Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Kotzebue Marital Status by Race

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Kotzebue Veterans

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185

Number of Veterans

167

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam73
First Gulf War52
Second Gulf War42
World War II
Korea
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5476
55 to 6452
65 to 7443
18 to 3410
75+4
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Name Veterans % of Total
White12322.12%
Indian382.56%
2 or More149.93%
Black612.00%
Hispanic47.69%
Other417.39%

Kotzebue Veterans by Education

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3.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kotzebue Employment Status

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67%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

10.2%

Unemployment Rate

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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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74.45%

Born in Alaska

97.84%

Native Born

2.16%

Foreign Born

1.40%

Non Citizen

0.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.84% of Kotzebue residents were born in the United States, with 74.45% having been born in Alaska. 1.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,360471.42%
20193,313471.44%
20183,266-46-1.39%
20173,312471.44%
20163,265-32-0.97%
20153,297-21-0.63%
20143,318220.67%
20133,29690.27%
20123,28740.12%
20113,283652.02%
20103,2181360.43%
20003,0823311.14%
19902,7516512.74%
19802,1004002.14%
19701,7004002.72%
19601,3009006.07%
19404000.00%