Shishmaref is a city located in Nome County Alaska. With a 2020 population of 578, it is the 108th largest city in Alaska and the 18258th largest city in the United States. Shishmaref is currently growing at a rate of 0.17% annually and its population has increased by 0.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 576 in 2020. Spanning over 7 miles, Shishmaref has a population density of 247 people per square mile.
The average household income in Shishmaref is $52,619 with a poverty rate of 32.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $825 per month, and the median house value is $89,600. The median age in Shishmaref is 27.3 years, 25 years for males, and 29 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Shishmarefwas:
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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 black people with a rate of 100.00%.
68.65% of Shishmaref residents speak only English, while 31.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 29.80% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Shishmaref is Multiple, with 90.91% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Shishmaref is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.55%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Shishmaref
100.00% of Shishmaref residents were born in the United States, with 94.79% 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.