Selawik, Alaska Population 2021

824
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Selawik is a city located in Northwest Arctic County Alaska. With a 2020 population of 824, it is the 32nd largest city in Alaska and the 11151st largest city in the United States . Selawik is currently declining at a rate of -0.96% annually and its population has decreased by -0.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 829 in 2010. Selawik reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 3 miles, Selawik has a population density of 354 people per square mile.

The average household income in Selawik is $38,259 with a poverty rate of 54.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $788 per month, and the median house value is $83,600. The median age in Selawik is 22.8 years, 23.6 years for males, and 19.8 years for females.

Selawik Demographics

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

  • Native American: 94.57%
  • Two or more races: 2.78%
  • White: 1.64%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.01%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Selawik, Alaska is 824 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 840.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 829.

Selawik, Alaska Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
American Indian and Alaska Native74994.57%
Two or More Races222.78%
White131.64%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander81.01%
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Selawik Population by Race

Selawik Population Pyramid $2021

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Selawik Median Age

22.8


Total

23.6


Male

19.8


Female

Selawik Adults

There are 426 adults, (43 of whom are seniors) in Selawik.

Selawik Age Dependency

106.8

Age Dependency Ratio

11.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

95.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Selawik Sex Ratio

Female

361

45.58%

Male

431

54.42%

Selawik Population by Age

Selawik Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Selawik Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female59.7%40.3%
All74.2%25.8%
Male75%25%
Non Family84.6%15.4%
Married87%13%

74.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Selawik Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1555.1174.2
Female675.3959.7
Married547.0687
Non Family261.1284.6
Male82.6375

5.62

Average Family Size

5.11

Average Household Size

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Selawik Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade236.15%
9th to 12th Grade10929.14%
High School Graduate18750.00%
Some College4010.70%
Associates Degree41.07%
Bachelors Degree112.94%
Graduate Degree0.00%
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Selawik Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Selawik Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American3472195
2+ Races1410
White13136

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 46.15%.

Selawik Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$13,333$13,750$11,250
Less Than 9th Grade$10,417$12,917$4,000
High School Graduate$7,083$$6,719
Some College$26,250$20,625$40,417
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$13,333

Average Earnings

$13,750

Average Male

$11,250

Average Female

Selawik Earnings by Educational Attainment

Selawik Language by Age

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Selawik Language

63.69% of Selawik residents speak only English, while 36.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 36.31% of the population.

Selawik Language

Selawik Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native74642456.84%
Islander88100.00%

54.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

51.04%

Male Poverty Rate

59.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Selawik

The race most likely to be in poverty in Selawik is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Selawik is Native, with 56.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 22.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 59.26%.

Selawik Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade59.85%
High School43.85%
Some College31.82%
Bachelors or Greater18.18%

Selawik Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed91.67%
Male Unemployed58.93%
Female Employed32.00%
Male Employed14.81%

Selawik Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Selawik Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$31,250$38,259
Families$32,344$39,700
Married Families$46,250-
Non Families-$8,465
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Income by Household Type

Selawik Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

24.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

21.0%

Male Marriage Rate

28.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Selawik Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Selawik Marital Status

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11

Number of Veterans

11

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War6
Second Gulf War3
Vietnam1
World War II
Korea

Selawik Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 645
65 to 743
35 to 543
75+
18 to 34

Selawik Veterans by Age

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Selawik Veterans by Race

Selawik Veterans by Education

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27.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

72.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Selawik Veterans by Education

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37.4%

Labor Force Participation

22.6%

Employment Rate

39.5%

Unemployment Rate

Selawik Employment by Age

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Selawik Employment by Race

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Selawik 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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96.21%

Born in Selawik

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Selawik residents were born in the United States, with 96.21% having been born in Alaska. 0.00% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021824-8-0.96%
2020832-8-0.95%
2019840-8-0.94%
2018848-13-1.51%
2017861131.53%
2016848-10-1.17%
201585820.23%
201485660.71%
201385020.24%
20128480.00%
2011848151.80%
20108330.00%

Selawik Population by Year