Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Population 2020

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska's estimated population is 7,479 with a growth rate of -1.27% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska is the 14th largest county in Alaska.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20207,479-96-1.27%
20197,575-96-1.25%
20187,671-96-1.24%
20177,767781.01%
20167,689-82-1.06%
20157,7710.00%
20147,771460.60%
20137,725180.23%
20127,70720.03%
20117,7051461.93%
20107,5591,44623.65%
19906,1131,28226.54%
19804,8313978.95%
19704,43487424.55%
19603,5600.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-1.27%
State
County Seat

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
American Indian and Alaska Native6,38282.52%
White85911.11%
Two or More Races2893.74%
Black or African American871.12%
Asian760.98%
Some Other Race410.53%

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Population Pyramid 2020

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Median Age

27.2


Total

28.1


Male

26.3


Female

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Adults

There are 5,014 adults, (596 of whom are seniors) in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska.

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Age Dependency

75.1

Age Dependency Ratio

13.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

61.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Sex Ratio

Female

3,578

46.26%

Male

4,156

53.74%

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Households and Families

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married61.2%38.8%
Female58.6%41.4%
All55.6%44.4%
Non Family50.2%49.8%
Male45.3%54.7%

55.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,8603.9755.6
Married7075.0461.2
Non Family4661.3550.2
Female4204.9858.6
Male2674.1145.3

4.56

Average Family Size

3.97

Average Household Size

14%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2435.81%
9th to 12th Grade51612.33%
High School Graduate1,98247.35%
Some College74917.89%
Associates Degree2074.95%
Bachelors Degree3157.53%
Graduate Degree1744.16%

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Native American3,1992,47883
White675670328
Multiple Races13512236
Asian706620
Black626212
Hispanic594310
Other Race32162

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 48.59%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,585$37,469$35,444
Less Than High School$14,009$13,750$15,000
High School Grad$29,071$29,135$28,942
Some College$48,000$53,281$40,170
Bachelors Degree$75,000$84,464$65,313
Graduate Degree$81,250$103,375$76,607

$36,585

Average Earnings

$37,469

Average Male

$35,444

Average Female

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Language

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Language by Age

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Language

62.42% of Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska residents speak only English, while 37.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 34.06% of the population.

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Poverty

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native6,3321,82528.82%
White816516.25%
Multiple287227.67%
Black871820.69%
Asian7656.58%
Hispanic8933.37%

25.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.34%

Male Poverty Rate

25.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska is Native, with 28.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska is Hispanic, with 3.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.21%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.80%
High School22.87%
Some College12.88%
Bachelors or Greater1.24%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed48.06%
Male Unemployed39.60%
Female Employed9.91%
Male Employed7.84%

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Income

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$62,949$80,250
Families$60,583$78,849
Married Families$99,135$108,840
Non Families$60,577$70,127

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Marital Status

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.9%

Male Marriage Rate

34.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Married by Age and Sex

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska 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.

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Marital Status by Race

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Veterans

297

Number of Veterans

274

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam120
First Gulf War81
Second Gulf War59
Korea1
World War II
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54102
55 to 6495
65 to 7467
18 to 3418
75+15
Name Veterans % of Total
White13017.59%
Indian1253.19%
Black2232.35%
2 or More169.64%
Hispanic45.63%
Other49.76%

$Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Veterans by Education

7.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Employment Status

61.4%

Labor Force Participation

49.9%

Employment Rate

18.7%

Unemployment Rate

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

85.70%

Born in Alaska

98.75%

Native Born

1.25%

Foreign Born

0.63%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.75% of Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska residents were born in the United States, with 85.70% having been born in Alaska. 0.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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