Shishmaref, Alaska Population 2020

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Shishmaref is a city located in Alaska. With a 2020 population of 617, it is the 48th largest city in Alaska and the 12422nd largest city in the United States. Shishmaref is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 9.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 563 in 2010. Shishmaref reached it's highest population of 617 in 2018. Spanning over 7 miles, Shishmaref has a population density of 264 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shishmaref is $54,330 with a poverty rate of 41.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $825 per month, and the median house value is $77,500. The median age in Shishmaref is 27.7 years, 26 years for males, and 29.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 110.8 males.

Shishmaref Demographics

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

  • Native American: 89.52%
  • White: 7.05%
  • Two or more races: 2.86%
  • Black or African American: 0.38%
  • Asian: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Shishmaref, Alaska is 617, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 617.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 563.

Shishmaref, Alaska Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
American Indian and Alaska Native47089.52%
White377.05%
Two or More Races152.86%
Black or African American20.38%
Asian10.19%
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Shishmaref Population Pyramid 2020

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Shishmaref Median Age

27.7


Total

26


Male

29.1


Female

Shishmaref Adults

There are 327 adults, (57 of whom are seniors) in Shishmaref.

Shishmaref Age Dependency

94.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

73.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Shishmaref Sex Ratio

Female

249

47.43%

Male

276

52.57%

Shishmaref Households and Families

Shishmaref Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shishmaref Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male88.9%11.1%
Female74.4%25.6%
All68.1%31.9%
Married66.7%33.3%
Non Family33.3%66.7%

68.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1383.868.1
Married514.5166.7
Female394.0874.4
Male273.9388.9
Non Family211.4333.3

3.92

Average Family Size

3.8

Average Household Size

18.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Shishmaref Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade165.59%
9th to 12th Grade3813.29%
High School Graduate13848.25%
Some College5920.63%
Associates Degree62.10%
Bachelors Degree144.90%
Graduate Degree155.24%
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Shishmaref Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Native American2542005
White282822
Black222
Multiple Races11
Asian11

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%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$16,607$14,583$21,250
Less Than High School$12,500$$15,625
High School Grad$11,429$12,188$10,417
Some College$30,000$$34,167
Bachelors Degree$61,250$$68,438
Graduate Degree$43,125$41,250$

$16,607

Average Earnings

$14,583

Average Male

$21,250

Average Female

Shishmaref Language

Shishmaref Language by Age

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Shishmaref Language

70.65% of Shishmaref residents speak only English, while 29.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 28.30% of the population.

Shishmaref Poverty

Shishmaref Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native46720644.11%
Multiple15853.33%
White3712.70%
Asian11100.00%

41.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

42.91%

Male Poverty Rate

39.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shishmaref

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shishmaref is White, with 2.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 51.92%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School50.00%
High School47.83%
Some College9.23%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed80.00%
Female Unemployed75.00%
Male Employed17.54%
Female Employed14.47%

Shishmaref Income

Shishmaref Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,636$54,330
Families$38,068$47,568
Married Families$65,625-
Non Families-$44,319
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Shishmaref Marital Status

Shishmaref Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.6%

Male Marriage Rate

32.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Shishmaref Married by Age and Sex

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Shishmaref 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 Over 65.

Shishmaref Marital Status by Race

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Shishmaref Veterans

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19

Number of Veterans

18

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam11
First Gulf War4
World War II2
Second Gulf War1
Korea
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Age Group Veterans
75+5
55 to 645
35 to 545
65 to 744
18 to 34
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Name Veterans % of Total
Indian175.84%
White27.14%

Shishmaref Veterans by Education

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21.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

63.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shishmaref Employment Status

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49.4%

Labor Force Participation

38.9%

Employment Rate

21.3%

Unemployment Rate

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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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93.71%

Born in Alaska

99.81%

Native Born

0.19%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.81% of Shishmaref residents were born in the United States, with 93.71% 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 Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20206170.00%
20196170.00%
201861730.49%
20176140.00%
2016614101.66%
2015604295.04%
2014575-3-0.52%
2013578-5-0.86%
201258310.17%
2011582162.83%
20105660.00%