Nome, Alaska Population 2020

3,880
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Nome is a city located in Alaska. With a 2020 population of 3,880, it is the 15th largest city in Alaska and the 5489th largest city in the United States. Nome is currently growing at a rate of 0.18% annually and its population has increased by 7.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,598 in 2010. Nome reached it's highest population of 12,488 in 1900. Spanning over 21 miles, Nome has a population density of 303 people per square mile.

The average household income in Nome is $95,799 with a poverty rate of 10.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,548 per month, and the median house value is $239,800. The median age in Nome is 30.7 years, 32.6 years for males, and 27.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 104.0 males.

Nome Demographics

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

  • Native American: 54.76%
  • White: 29.50%
  • Two or more races: 11.49%
  • Black or African American: 1.97%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.08%
  • Asian: 0.66%
  • Other race: 0.55%
The current population of Nome, Alaska is 3,880, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,866.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,598.

Nome, Alaska Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
American Indian and Alaska Native2,08854.76%
White1,12529.50%
Two or More Races43811.49%
Black or African American751.97%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander411.08%
Asian250.66%
Some Other Race210.55%
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Nome Population Pyramid 2020

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Nome Median Age

30.7


Total

32.6


Male

27.9


Female

Nome Adults

There are 2,676 adults, (292 of whom are seniors) in Nome.

Nome Age Dependency

59.9

Age Dependency Ratio

12.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Nome Sex Ratio

Female

1,869

49.02%

Male

1,944

50.98%

Nome Households and Families

Nome Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Nome Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64.9%35.1%
All45.1%54.9%
Female40.2%59.8%
Male39.1%60.9%
Non Family27.2%72.8%

45.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2692.7945.1
Married4623.7364.9
Non Family3861.3527.2
Female2293.0740.2
Male1923.139.1

3.17

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

15.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Nome Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade733.16%
9th to 12th Grade1556.70%
High School Graduate77433.48%
Some College64027.68%
Associates Degree1375.93%
Bachelors Degree29212.63%
Graduate Degree24110.42%
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Nome Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Native American1,14295054
White815799418
Multiple Races19019017
Hispanic958012
Black555522
Other Race205
Asian191910
Islander1712

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 asian people with a rate of 52.63%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,285$53,309$48,810
Less Than High School$22,353$24,167$21,667
High School Grad$36,750$42,788$26,304
Some College$53,684$46,042$57,396
Bachelors Degree$65,347$78,750$51,875
Graduate Degree$87,695$88,555$76,875

$51,285

Average Earnings

$53,309

Average Male

$48,810

Average Female

Nome Language

Nome Language by Age

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Nome Language

81.46% of Nome residents speak only English, while 18.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 11.76% of the population.

Nome Poverty

Nome Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1,93932116.55%
White947192.01%
Multiple428194.44%
Hispanic22793.96%
Black7057.14%
Islander31412.90%

10.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.13%

Male Poverty Rate

10.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nome

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nome is Native, with 16.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nome is White, with 2.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.53%.

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Name Poverty
High School14.50%
Less Than High School7.78%
Some College5.16%
Bachelors or Greater2.28%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed23.33%
Male Unemployed20.59%
Female Employed4.94%
Male Employed4.89%

Nome Income

Nome Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$81,449$95,799
Families$80,703$94,471
Married Families$123,000-
Non Families$62,639$69,348
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Nome Marital Status

Nome Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.5%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Nome Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Nome Marital Status by Race

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Nome Veterans

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258

Number of Veterans

223

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam118
First Gulf War77
Second Gulf War37
Korea6
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74107
35 to 5498
55 to 6419
75+18
18 to 3416
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Name Veterans % of Total
White13514.72%
Indian775.60%
2 or More3011.76%
Black1425.45%
Hispanic1111.11%
Asian210.00%

Nome Veterans by Education

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4.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nome Employment Status

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71.9%

Labor Force Participation

65%

Employment Rate

9.5%

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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71.65%

Born in Alaska

97.35%

Native Born

2.65%

Foreign Born

0.63%

Non Citizen

2.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.35% of Nome residents were born in the United States, with 71.65% having been born in Alaska. 0.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,88070.18%
20193,87370.18%
20183,866170.44%
20173,84970.18%
20163,842441.16%
20153,798200.53%
20143,778-11-0.29%
20133,789621.66%
20123,727160.43%
20113,711962.66%
20103,6151100.31%
20003,50550.01%
19903,5001,2004.29%
19802,300-200-0.83%
19702,5002000.84%
19602,3004001.93%
19501,9003001.73%
19401,6004002.92%
19301,2003002.92%
1920900-1,700-10.07%
19102,600-9,888-14.52%
190012,4880.00%