Kotzebue, Alaska Population 2022

3,153
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Kotzebue is a city located in Northwest Arctic County Alaska. Kotzebue has a 2020 population of 3,153. Kotzebue is currently declining at a rate of -0.97% annually and its population has decreased by -2.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,219 in 2010.

The average household income in Kotzebue is $98,946 with a poverty rate of 15.90%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,461 per month, and the median house value is $239,700. The median age in Kotzebue is 31.3 years, 33.6 years for males, and 28.9 years for females.

Kotzebue Demographics

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

  • Native American: 67.29%
  • White: 19.92%
  • Two or more races: 7.92%
  • Asian: 2.50%
  • Black or African American: 1.86%
  • Other race: 0.52%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Kotzebue, Alaska is 3,153 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,153.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,219.

Kotzebue, Alaska Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White65419.92%
Black or African American611.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,20967.29%
Asian822.50%
Some Other Race170.52%
Two or More Races2607.92%
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Kotzebue Population by Race

Kotzebue Population Pyramid 2022

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Kotzebue Median Age

31.4


Total

33.7


Male

29.8


Female

Kotzebue Adults

There are 2,269 adults, (228 of whom are seniors) in Kotzebue.

Kotzebue Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

11.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Kotzebue Sex Ratio

Female

1,441

43.89%

Male

1,842

56.11%

Kotzebue Population by Age

Kotzebue Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kotzebue Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married52.2%47.8%
All40.1%59.9%
Female37%63%
Non Family36.7%63.3%
Male20.7%79.3%

40.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kotzebue Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9223.2940.1
Married3143.8152.2
Male1113.7420.7
Female1655.4137
Non Family3321.636.7

4.06

Average Family Size

3.29

Average Household Size

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Kotzebue Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade673.43%
9th to 12th Grade964.91%
High School Graduate80040.94%
Some College45723.39%
Associates Degree1155.89%
Bachelors Degree22711.62%
Graduate Degree1929.83%
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Kotzebue Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kotzebue Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian828246
White447447225
2+ Races12712459
Black414118
Hispanic10510542
Other Race17172
Native American1,1941,03456

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 asian people with a rate of 56.10%.

Kotzebue Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$61,534$61,285$62,679
Less Than 9th Grade$24,375$$
High School Graduate$50,598$46,442$51,528
Some College$67,750$62,019$69,479
Bachelors Degree$76,667$88,125$74,375
Graduate Degree$79,896$79,750$80,000

$61,534

Average Earnings

$61,285

Average Male

$62,679

Average Female

Kotzebue Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kotzebue Language by Age

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Kotzebue Language

67.10% of Kotzebue residents speak only English, while 32.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 24.47% of the population.

Kotzebue Language

Kotzebue Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native2,17248022.10%
Asian8256.10%
Multiple259135.02%
White553162.89%
OtherNaN%

15.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.49%

Male Poverty Rate

13.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kotzebue

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kotzebue is Native, with 22.10% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.50%.

Kotzebue Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.25%
High School16.71%
Some College7.02%
Bachelors or Greater1.19%

Kotzebue Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.90%
Male Unemployed40.35%
Female Employed4.84%
Female Unemployed51.35%

Kotzebue Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kotzebue Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$87,000$104,297
Families$94,167$108,147
Married Families$150,000-
Non Families$76,250$90,898
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Income by Household Type

Kotzebue Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.9%

Male Marriage Rate

34.5%

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 55-64.

Kotzebue Marital Status by Race

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Kotzebue Marital Status

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154

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War31
First Gulf War49
Vietnam47
Korea
World War II

Kotzebue Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 349
35 to 5471
55 to 6446
65 to 7427
75+1

Kotzebue Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8616.63%
Black614.63%
Native American352.40%
Asian67.32%
Other Race847.06%
2+ Races138.33%
Hispanic3128.70%

Kotzebue Veterans by Race

Kotzebue Veterans by Education

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7.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kotzebue Veterans by Education

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68.1%

Labor Force Participation

64.2%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Kotzebue Employment by Age

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Kotzebue Employment by Race

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Kotzebue 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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75.88%

Born in Kotzebue

96.98%

Native Born

3.02%

Foreign Born

0.79%

Non Citizen

2.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.98% of Kotzebue residents were born in the United States, with 75.88% having been born in Alaska. 0.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Kotzebue Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19404000.00%
19601,3009006.07%
19701,7004002.72%
19802,1004002.14%
19902,7516512.74%
20003,0823311.14%
20103,2191370.44%
20113,283641.99%
20123,28630.09%
20133,296100.30%
20143,318220.67%
20153,297-21-0.63%
20163,266-31-0.94%
20173,322561.71%
20183,277-45-1.35%
20193,246-31-0.95%
20203,215-31-0.96%
20213,184-31-0.96%
20223,153-31-0.97%

Kotzebue Population by Year