Nome, Alaska Population 2022

3,825
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Nome is a city located in Nome County Alaska. Nome has a 2020 population of 3,825. Nome is currently declining at a rate of -0.39% annually but its population has increased by 5.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,615 in 2010.

The average household income in Nome is $101,332 with a poverty rate of 7.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,485 per month, and the median house value is $266,800. 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: 59.47%
  • White: 26.78%
  • Two or more races: 9.07%
  • Asian: 3.05%
  • Black or African American: 1.40%
  • Other race: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Nome, Alaska is 3,825 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,825.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,615.

Nome, Alaska Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,03626.78%
Black or African American541.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,30159.47%
Asian1183.05%
Some Other Race90.23%
Two or More Races3519.07%
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Nome Population by Race

Nome Population Pyramid 2022

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Nome Median Age

31.3


Total

33.4


Male

29.4


Female

Nome Adults

There are 2,750 adults, (291 of whom are seniors) in Nome.

Nome Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

11.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Nome Sex Ratio

Female

1,964

50.76%

Male

1,905

49.24%

Nome Population by Age

Nome Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Nome Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73%27%
All47.2%52.8%
Female42.2%57.8%
Male36.7%63.3%
Non Family28.8%71.2%

47.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Nome Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2512.8647.2
Married4184.1773
Male1582.7536.7
Female2513.242.2
Non Family4241.3928.8

3.23

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

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Nome Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade552.28%
9th to 12th Grade1265.22%
High School Graduate83634.62%
Some College66527.54%
Associates Degree994.10%
Bachelors Degree36114.95%
Graduate Degree27311.30%
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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
Asian10810481
White823801415
Black434319
2+ Races17817818
Native American1,2281,08196
Hispanic84765
Other Race8

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 75.00%.

Nome Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$56,555$60,402$54,817
Less Than 9th Grade$31,750$24,500$
High School Graduate$43,702$50,735$25,903
Some College$60,767$63,438$60,353
Bachelors Degree$66,042$72,500$58,056
Graduate Degree$83,929$90,825$78,472

$56,555

Average Earnings

$60,402

Average Male

$54,817

Average Female

Nome Earnings by Educational Attainment

Nome Language by Age

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Nome Language

78.24% of Nome residents speak only English, while 21.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 14.27% of the population.

Nome Language

Nome Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black50612.00%
Native2,07823511.31%
Multiple327185.50%
White93580.86%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic17495.17%

7.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.97%

Male Poverty Rate

8.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nome

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nome is Black, with 12.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nome is Hispanic, with 5.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.12%.

Nome Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade6.11%
High School14.68%
Some College3.16%
Bachelors or Greater0.64%

Nome Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.22%
Male Unemployed12.30%
Female Employed5.97%
Female Unemployed24.60%

Nome Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Nome Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$85,268$105,257
Families$97,614$110,935
Married Families$138,333-
Non Families$60,000$66,532
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Income by Household Type

Nome Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.1%

Male Marriage Rate

41.0%

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 55-64.

Nome Marital Status by Race

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Nome Marital Status

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228

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War30
First Gulf War76
Vietnam125
Korea
World War II

Nome Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 346
35 to 5479
55 to 6417
65 to 74111
75+15

Nome Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White11512.97%
Native American865.83%
Asian43.48%
2+ Races2310.80%
Hispanic87.84%

Nome Veterans by Race

Nome Veterans by Education

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1.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nome Veterans by Education

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75.3%

Labor Force Participation

66.5%

Employment Rate

11.6%

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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73.56%

Born in Nome

96.05%

Native Born

3.95%

Foreign Born

1.03%

Non Citizen

2.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.05% of Nome residents were born in the United States, with 73.56% having been born in Alaska. 1.03% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
190012,4880.00%
19102,600-9,888-14.52%
1920900-1,700-10.07%
19301,2003002.92%
19401,6004002.92%
19501,9003001.73%
19602,3004001.93%
19702,5002000.84%
19802,300-200-0.83%
19903,5001,2004.29%
20003,50550.01%
20103,6151100.31%
20113,710952.63%
20123,728180.49%
20133,792641.72%
20143,782-10-0.26%
20153,799170.45%
20163,843441.16%
20173,869260.68%
20183,885160.41%
20193,870-15-0.39%
20203,855-15-0.39%
20213,840-15-0.39%
20223,825-15-0.39%

Nome Population by Year