Shishmaref, Alaska Population 2021

609
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Shishmaref is a city located in Nome County Alaska. With a 2020 population of 609, it is the 48th largest city in Alaska and the 12470th largest city in the United States . Shishmaref is currently declining at a rate of -0.33% annually but its population has increased by 8.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 563 in 2010. Shishmaref reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 7 miles, Shishmaref has a population density of 260 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shishmaref is $52,619 with a poverty rate of 40.00%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $843 per month, and the median house value is $78,300. 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: 91.16%
  • White: 6.22%
  • Two or more races: 2.21%
  • Black or African American: 0.40%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Shishmaref, Alaska is 609 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 613.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 563.

Shishmaref, Alaska Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
American Indian and Alaska Native45491.16%
White316.22%
Two or More Races112.21%
Black or African American20.40%
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Shishmaref Population by Race

Shishmaref Population Pyramid $2021

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Shishmaref Median Age

27.3


Total

25


Male

29


Female

Shishmaref Adults

There are 301 adults, (60 of whom are seniors) in Shishmaref.

Shishmaref Age Dependency

106.6

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

81.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Shishmaref Sex Ratio

Female

228

45.78%

Male

270

54.22%

Shishmaref Population by Age

Shishmaref Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shishmaref Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family36%64%
Married62%38%
All66.2%33.8%
Female80.5%19.5%
Male85%15%

66.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shishmaref Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1363.6666.2
Married504.2662
Female414.180.5
Non Family251.5636
Male203.985

3.86

Average Family Size

3.66

Average Household Size

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Shishmaref Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade197.20%
9th to 12th Grade3513.26%
High School Graduate10941.29%
Some College6323.86%
Associates Degree72.65%
Bachelors Degree186.82%
Graduate Degree134.92%
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Shishmaref Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shishmaref Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American2371837
White242422
Hispanic22
Black222
2+ Races11

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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Name Average Male Female
Overall$20,938$14,375$29,375
Less Than 9th Grade$12,500$11,250$
High School Graduate$10,313$9,167$11,875
Some College$35,625$$46,250
Bachelors Degree$70,833$$72,083
Graduate Degree$50,625$48,750$

$20,938

Average Earnings

$14,375

Average Male

$29,375

Average Female

Shishmaref Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shishmaref Language by Age

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Shishmaref Language

67.84% of Shishmaref residents speak only English, while 32.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 30.84% of the population.

Shishmaref Language

Shishmaref Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native45118741.46%
Multiple111090.91%
White3113.23%

40.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

42.75%

Male Poverty Rate

36.73%

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 White, with 3.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.21%.

Shishmaref Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade50.00%
High School45.87%
Some College18.57%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Shishmaref Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed80.95%
Male Employed19.15%
Female Employed13.33%

Shishmaref Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shishmaref Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,125$52,619
Families$31,875$48,517
Married Families$68,750-
Non Families-$41,156
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Income by Household Type

Shishmaref Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

29.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.5%

Male Marriage Rate

32.0%

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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13

Number of Veterans

12

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam6
First Gulf War4
Second Gulf War2
World War II1
Korea

Shishmaref Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 744
35 to 544
75+3
55 to 642
18 to 34

Shishmaref Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Native American124.43%
White14.17%

Shishmaref Veterans by Race

Shishmaref Veterans by Education

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23.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

76.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shishmaref Veterans by Education

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48.8%

Labor Force Participation

38.1%

Employment Rate

21.8%

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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94.78%

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 94.78% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021609-2-0.33%
2020611-2-0.33%
2019613-2-0.33%
2018615-3-0.49%
201761840.65%
201661491.49%
2015605305.22%
2014575-4-0.69%
2013579-4-0.69%
201258310.17%
2011582162.83%
20105660.00%

Shishmaref Population by Year