Nome, Alaska Population 2024

3,632

Nome is a city located in Nome County Alaska. Nome has a 2024 population of 3,632. Nome is currently declining at a rate of -0.3% annually and its population has decreased by -1.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,695 in 2020.

The average household income in Nome is $120,859 with a poverty rate of 6.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Nome is 31 years, 32.8 years for males, and 29.8 years for females.

Nome Demographics

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

  • Native American: 53.64%
  • White: 26.77%
  • Two or more races: 14.2%
  • Asian: 2.99%
  • Black or African American: 1.83%
  • Other race: 0.57%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Alaska
Land Area (mi²)
12.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
283.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.71% (-63)
The current population of Nome, Alaska is 3,632 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,695.

Nome, Alaska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American1,99053.64%
White99326.77%
Two or more races52714.2%
Asian1112.99%
Black or African American681.83%
Other race210.57%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Native American

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Nome Population by Race

Nome Population Pyramid 2024

Nome Median Age

31

Total

32.8

Male

29.8

Female

Nome Adults

There are 2,583 adults, (233 of whom are seniors) in Nome.

Nome Age Dependency

57.9

Age Dependency Ratio

9.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48

Child Dependency Ratio

Nome Sex Ratio

Female1,85249.92%
Male1,85850.08%

Nome Population by Age

Nome Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,1732.946.753.3
Non Family4261.3227.572.5
Married4244.1171.528.5
Female2153.533367
Male1083.1752.847.2
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3.49

Average Family Size

2.9

Average Household Size

46.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Nome Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Nome Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Nome Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 84.95%.

Nome Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$68,653

Average Earnings

$73,672

Average Male

$66,833

Average Female

Nome Earnings by Educational Attainment

Nome Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Nome Language

81.37% of Nome residents speak only English, while 18.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 11.39% of the population.

Nome Language

Nome Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native1,8331478.02%
Multiple501326.39%
White909192.09%
Black65710.77%
Hispanic17873.93%
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6.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.48%

Male Poverty Rate

7.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nome

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nome is Black, with 10.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nome is White, with 2.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.8%.

Nome Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.16%
High School12.41%
Some College4.2%
Bachelors or Greater1.22%
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Nome Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed18.92%
Female Employed5.65%
Male Unemployed3.16%
Male Employed1.82%
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Nome Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Nome Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Nome Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.1%

Male Marriage Rate

41.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Nome Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Nome Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Nome Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Nome Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

185

Number of Veterans

146

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

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Nome Veterans by War

count

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Nome Veterans by Age

count

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Nome Veterans by Race

Nome Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nome Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

74.4%

Labor Force Participation

68.1%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

Nome Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Nome Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Nome Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.18%

Born in Nome

96.42%

Native Born

3.58%

Foreign Born

1.13%

Non Citizen

2.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.42% of Nome residents were born in the United States, with 73.18% having been born in Alaska. 1.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Nome Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,577-11-0.31%
20283,588-11-0.31%
20273,599-11-0.3%
20263,610-11-0.3%
20253,621-11-0.3%
20243,632-11-0.3%
20233,643-11-0.3%
20223,654-11-0.3%
20213,665-30-0.81%
20203,695-193-4.96%
20193,888-5-0.13%
20183,893190.49%
20173,874250.65%
20163,849471.24%
20153,802200.53%
20143,782-9-0.24%
20133,791631.69%
20123,728180.49%
20113,710952.63%
20103,6151103.14%
20003,50550.14%
19903,5001,20052.17%
19802,300-200-8%
19702,5002008.7%
19602,30040021.05%
19501,90030018.75%
19401,60040033.33%
19301,20030033.33%
1920900-1,700-65.38%
19102,600-9,888-79.18%
190012,488
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Nome Population by Year