Shishmaref, Alaska Population 2022

578
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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.

Shishmaref Demographics

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

  • Native American: 91.18%
  • White: 6.01%
  • Two or more races: 2.20%
  • Black or African American: 0.60%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Shishmaref, Alaska is 578 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 576.

Shishmaref, Alaska Population 2022

Population by Race

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Shishmaref Population by Race

Shishmaref Population Pyramid 2022

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Shishmaref Median Age

31.6


Total

29.8


Male

33.5


Female

Shishmaref Adults

There are 320 adults, (62 of whom are seniors) in Shishmaref.

Shishmaref Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

69.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Shishmaref Sex Ratio

Female

213

42.69%

Male

286

57.31%

Shishmaref Population by Age

Shishmaref Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shishmaref Household Types

68.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shishmaref Households and Families

3.9

Average Family Size

3.62

Average Household Size

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Shishmaref Households by Type

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Shishmaref Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shishmaref Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Shishmaref Educational Attainment by Race

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$20,536

Average Earnings

$16,563

Average Male

$21,406

Average Female

Shishmaref Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shishmaref Language by Age

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Shishmaref Language

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.

Shishmaref Language

Shishmaref Poverty by Race

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32.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.17%

Male Poverty Rate

33.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shishmaref

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%.

Shishmaref Poverty

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Shishmaref Poverty Rate by Education

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Shishmaref Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shishmaref Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Shishmaref Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

27.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

20.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.7%

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 Marital Status

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16

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Shishmaref Veterans by War

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Shishmaref Veterans by Age

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Shishmaref Veterans by Race

Shishmaref Veterans by Education

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18.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

81.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shishmaref Veterans by Education

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52%

Labor Force Participation

39%

Employment Rate

24.9%

Unemployment Rate

Shishmaref Employment by Age

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Shishmaref Employment by Race

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Shishmaref 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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94.79%

Born in Shishmaref

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Shishmaref Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Shishmaref Population by Year