Shungnak, Alaska Population 2024

245

Shungnak is a city located in Northwest Arctic County Alaska. Shungnak has a 2024 population of 245. Shungnak is currently declining at a rate of -2.39% annually and its population has decreased by -10.26% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 273 in 2020.

The average household income in Shungnak is $97,478 with a poverty rate of 32.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Shungnak is 27.1 years, 27.3 years for males, and 25.8 years for females.

Shungnak Demographics

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

  • Native American: 100%
  • White:
  • Black or African American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
  • Two or more races:
State
Alaska
Land Area (mi²)
8.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
30.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-10.26% (-28)
The current population of Shungnak, Alaska is 245 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 273.

Shungnak, Alaska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American244100%
White
Black or African American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
Two or more races
showing: 7 rows

Native American

White

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Shungnak Population by Race

Shungnak Population Pyramid 2024

Shungnak Median Age

27.1

Total

27.3

Male

25.8

Female

Shungnak Adults

There are 152 adults, (21 of whom are seniors) in Shungnak.

Shungnak Age Dependency

86.3

Age Dependency Ratio

16

Old Age Dependency Ratio

70.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Shungnak Sex Ratio

Female11948.77%
Male12551.23%

Shungnak Population by Age

Shungnak Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All465.389.110.9
Married197.211000
Female105.49010
Non Family1006040
Male76.141000
showing: 5 rows

5.58

Average Family Size

5.3

Average Household Size

89.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Shungnak Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Shungnak Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shungnak Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 92.31%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 2.31%.

Shungnak Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$30,625

Average Earnings

$31,667

Average Male

$26,875

Average Female

Shungnak Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shungnak Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Shungnak Language

54.21% of Shungnak residents speak only English, while 45.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 45.79% of the population.

Shungnak Language

Shungnak Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native2357732.77%
showing: 1 rows

32.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.21%

Male Poverty Rate

40.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shungnak

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shungnak is Native, with 32.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shungnak is Native, with 32.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 31.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.81%.

Shungnak Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School30.26%
Less Than 9th Grade30%
Some College24.39%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Shungnak Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed40%
Female Employed26.32%
Male Employed12.2%
Male Unemployed8.33%
showing: 4 rows

Shungnak Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shungnak Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Shungnak Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

23.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

22.2%

Male Marriage Rate

24.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Shungnak Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Shungnak 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 45-54.

Shungnak Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Shungnak Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2

Number of Veterans

2

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Shungnak Veterans by War

count

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Shungnak Veterans by Age

count

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Shungnak Veterans by Race

Shungnak Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

100%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shungnak Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.6%

Labor Force Participation

51.3%

Employment Rate

21.8%

Unemployment Rate

Shungnak Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Shungnak Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Shungnak Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

100%

Born in Shungnak

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Shungnak residents were born in the United States, with 100% having been born in Alaska. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Shungnak Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029215-6-2.71%
2028221-6-2.64%
2027227-6-2.58%
2026233-6-2.51%
2025239-6-2.45%
2024245-6-2.39%
2023251-6-2.33%
2022257-6-2.28%
2021263-10-3.66%
202027372.63%
2019266-2-0.75%
2018268-4-1.47%
201727220.74%
2016270-3-1.1%
201527320.74%
201427120.74%
201326910.37%
2012268
201126851.9%
2010263
showing: 20 rows

Shungnak Population by Year