Selawik, Alaska Population 2024

743

Selawik is a city located in Northwest Arctic County Alaska. Selawik has a 2024 population of 743. Selawik is currently declining at a rate of -1.85% annually and its population has decreased by -8.5% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 812 in 2020.

The average household income in Selawik is $66,219 with a poverty rate of 41.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Selawik is 21.9 years, 21.8 years for males, and 22.1 years for females.

Selawik Demographics

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

  • Native American: 89.41%
  • White: 5.75%
  • Two or more races: 2.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.97%
  • Black or African American: 0.54%
  • Asian:
  • Other race:
State
Alaska
Land Area (mi²)
2.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
319.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-8.5% (-69)
The current population of Selawik, Alaska is 743 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 812.

Selawik, Alaska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American49889.41%
White325.75%
Two or more races132.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander111.97%
Black or African American30.54%
Asian
Other race
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Native American

White

Two or more races

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Selawik Population by Race

Selawik Population Pyramid 2024

Selawik Median Age

21.9

Total

21.8

Male

22.1

Female

Selawik Adults

There are 306 adults, (32 of whom are seniors) in Selawik.

Selawik Age Dependency

103.3

Age Dependency Ratio

11.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

91.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Selawik Sex Ratio

Female24143.27%
Male31656.73%

Selawik Population by Age

Selawik Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1204.6462.537.5
Married575.5480.719.3
Female414.6146.353.7
Non Family13046.253.8
Male94.3344.455.6
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4.84

Average Family Size

4.64

Average Household Size

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Selawik 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

Selawik Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Selawik Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Selawik Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$29,318

Average Earnings

$28,409

Average Male

$43,750

Average Female

Selawik Earnings by Educational Attainment

Selawik Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Selawik Language

51.8% of Selawik residents speak only English, while 48.2% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 48.2% of the population.

Selawik Language

Selawik Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native49221042.68%
Islander1111100%
Multiple13969.23%
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41.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

37.03%

Male Poverty Rate

48.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Selawik

The race most likely to be in poverty in Selawik is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Selawik is Native, with 42.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 22.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.77%.

Selawik Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade47.31%
High School28.43%
Some College21.74%
Bachelors or Greater
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Selawik Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed33.33%
Male Unemployed28.95%
Female Unemployed28.57%
Male Employed7.27%
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Selawik Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Selawik Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Selawik Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

32.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.7%

Male Marriage Rate

38.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Selawik Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Selawik 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.

Selawik Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Selawik Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1

Number of Veterans

1

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Selawik Veterans by War

count

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Selawik Veterans by Age

count

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Selawik Veterans by Race

Selawik Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

100%

Veteran Poverty Rate

100%

Veteran Disability Rate

Selawik Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

42.1%

Labor Force Participation

28.2%

Employment Rate

33.1%

Unemployment Rate

Selawik Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Selawik Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Selawik 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

89.95%

Born in Selawik

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Selawik residents were born in the United States, with 89.95% having been born in Alaska. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Selawik Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029673-14-2.04%
2028687-14-2%
2027701-14-1.96%
2026715-14-1.92%
2025729-14-1.88%
2024743-14-1.85%
2023757-14-1.82%
2022771-14-1.78%
2021785-27-3.33%
2020812-34-4.02%
2019846-4-0.47%
2018850-11-1.28%
2017861111.29%
2016850-10-1.16%
201586040.47%
201485660.71%
201385020.24%
2012848-1-0.12%
2011849161.92%
2010833
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Selawik Population by Year