Nome, Alaska Population 2021

3,840
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Nome is a city located in Nome County Alaska. With a 2020 population of 3,840, it is the 16th largest city in Alaska and the 5519th largest city in the United States . Nome is currently declining at a rate of -0.39% annually but its population has increased by 6.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,598 in 2010. Nome reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 21 miles, Nome has a population density of 300 people per square mile.

The average household income in Nome is $101,332 with a poverty rate of 7.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,500 per month, and the median house value is $258,100. The median age in Nome is 31.5 years, 32.8 years for males, and 30.1 years for females.

Nome Demographics

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

  • Native American: 58.18%
  • White: 27.51%
  • Two or more races: 10.68%
  • Black or African American: 1.97%
  • Asian: 1.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.34%
  • Other race: 0.26%
The current population of Nome, Alaska is 3,840 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,870.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,598.

Nome, Alaska Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
American Indian and Alaska Native2,24058.18%
White1,05927.51%
Two or More Races41110.68%
Black or African American761.97%
Asian411.06%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.34%
Some Other Race100.26%
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Nome Population by Race

Nome Population Pyramid $2021

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Nome Median Age

31.5


Total

32.8


Male

30.1


Female

Nome Adults

There are 2,732 adults, (270 of whom are seniors) in Nome.

Nome Age Dependency

56.4

Age Dependency Ratio

11

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Nome Sex Ratio

Female

1,924

49.97%

Male

1,926

50.03%

Nome Population by Age

Nome Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Nome Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family28.4%71.6%
Male36.2%63.8%
Female37.7%62.3%
All45.3%54.7%
Married65.6%34.4%

45.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Nome Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2742.8145.3
Married4863.6765.6
Non Family3941.3728.4
Female2313.1137.7
Male1633.2936.2

3.21

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

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Nome Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade592.47%
9th to 12th Grade1486.19%
High School Graduate78432.78%
Some College68028.43%
Associates Degree1395.81%
Bachelors Degree31012.96%
Graduate Degree27211.37%
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Nome Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Nome Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American1,2471,06690
White807790418
2+ Races18918919
Hispanic938412
Black606024
Asian272719
Other Race9
Islander44

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 70.37%.

Nome Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$53,979$59,167$51,920
Less Than 9th Grade$35,625$31,042$
High School Graduate$38,875$45,469$23,421
Some College$56,522$58,295$55,764
Bachelors Degree$65,893$85,167$54,063
Graduate Degree$90,404$91,058$80,417

$53,979

Average Earnings

$59,167

Average Male

$51,920

Average Female

Nome Earnings by Educational Attainment

Nome Language by Age

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Nome Language

78.22% of Nome residents speak only English, while 21.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 15.10% of the population.

Nome Language

Nome Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native2,07721510.35%
Multiple401348.48%
White936161.71%
Hispanic244104.10%
Black7667.89%

7.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.97%

Male Poverty Rate

7.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nome

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nome is Native, with 10.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nome is White, with 1.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.74%.

Nome Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School12.40%
Less Than 9th Grade7.36%
Some College4.94%
Bachelors or Greater0.70%

Nome Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed20.41%
Female Unemployed16.83%
Male Employed3.70%
Female Employed3.56%

Nome Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Nome Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$84,574$101,332
Families$91,154$105,669
Married Families$130,147-
Non Families$61,190$67,352
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Income by Household Type

Nome Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

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 35-44.

Nome Marital Status by Race

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Nome Marital Status

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214

Number of Veterans

170

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam102
First Gulf War71
Second Gulf War36
Korea4
World War II

Nome Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7494
35 to 5471
55 to 6422
75+15
18 to 3412

Nome Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White10011.22%
Native American815.48%
2+ Races3012.10%
Hispanic1111.22%
Asian310.71%

Nome Veterans by Race

Nome Veterans by Education

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3.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nome Veterans by Education

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73.2%

Labor Force Participation

66%

Employment Rate

9.6%

Unemployment Rate

Nome Employment by Age

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Nome Employment by Race

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Nome 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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72.91%

Born in Nome

97.01%

Native Born

2.99%

Foreign Born

0.86%

Non Citizen

2.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.01% of Nome residents were born in the United States, with 72.91% having been born in Alaska. 0.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Nome Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,840-15-0.39%
20203,855-15-0.39%
20193,870-15-0.39%
20183,885160.41%
20173,869260.68%
20163,843441.16%
20153,799170.45%
20143,782-10-0.26%
20133,792641.72%
20123,728180.49%
20113,710952.63%
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%

Nome Population by Year