Wainwright, Alaska Population 2024

574

Wainwright is a city located in North Slope County Alaska. Wainwright has a 2024 population of 574. Wainwright is currently declining at a rate of -3.04% annually and its population has decreased by -8.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 625 in 2020.

The average household income in Wainwright is $90,664 with a poverty rate of 9.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wainwright is 40.8 years, 47.2 years for males, and 26.3 years for females.

Wainwright Demographics

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

  • Native American: 74.56%
  • White: 23.67%
  • Two or more races: 1.77%
  • Black or African American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Alaska
Land Area (mi²)
10.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
55.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-8.16% (-51)
The current population of Wainwright, Alaska is 574 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 625.

Wainwright, Alaska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American46374.56%
White14723.67%
Two or more races111.77%
Black or African American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

Native American

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Wainwright Population by Race

Wainwright Population Pyramid 2024

Wainwright Median Age

40.8

Total

47.2

Male

26.3

Female

Wainwright Adults

There are 448 adults, (49 of whom are seniors) in Wainwright.

Wainwright Age Dependency

55.6

Age Dependency Ratio

12.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Wainwright Sex Ratio

Female24839.94%
Male37360.06%

Wainwright Population by Age

Wainwright Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1403.4865.734.3
Married484.717525
Non Family421.793169
Female293.6275.924.1
Male213.861000
showing: 5 rows

3.92

Average Family Size

3.48

Average Household Size

65.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wainwright 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

Wainwright Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wainwright Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 100%.

Wainwright Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$

Average Earnings

$

Average Male

$35,208

Average Female

Wainwright Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wainwright Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wainwright Language

71.4% of Wainwright residents speak only English, while 28.6% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 27.41% of the population.

Wainwright Language

Wainwright Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native4505612.44%
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9.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.97%

Male Poverty Rate

8.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wainwright

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wainwright is Native, with 12.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wainwright is Native, with 12.44% 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 13.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26%.

Wainwright Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School17.45%
Less Than 9th Grade11.76%
Some College3.16%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Wainwright Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed31.25%
Female Unemployed10%
Female Employed3.23%
Male Employed1.47%
showing: 4 rows

Wainwright Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wainwright Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wainwright Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.9%

Male Marriage Rate

33.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Wainwright Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wainwright Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wainwright Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wainwright Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

24

Number of Veterans

24

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Wainwright Veterans by War

count

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Wainwright Veterans by Age

count

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Wainwright Veterans by Race

Wainwright Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wainwright Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69%

Labor Force Participation

63.5%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Wainwright Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wainwright Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wainwright 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

76.49%

Born in Wainwright

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Wainwright residents were born in the United States, with 76.49% 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.

Wainwright Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029484-18-3.59%
2028502-18-3.46%
2027520-18-3.35%
2026538-18-3.24%
2025556-18-3.14%
2024574-18-3.04%
2023592-18-2.95%
2022610-18-2.87%
202162830.48%
2020625376.29%
2019588-2-0.34%
201859030.51%
2017587101.73%
2016577-9-1.54%
201558610.17%
2014585-1-0.17%
201358681.38%
2012578122.12%
201156671.25%
2010559
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Wainwright Population by Year