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Barrow City, Alaska Housing Analysis

   (County: North Slope Borough)

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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Barrow City, Alaska)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 438

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 142

Female householder, no husband present : 372

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 335

Householder not living alone : 53


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Barrow City, Alaska)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 113

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 30

All other households : 1,197


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Barrow City, Alaska)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 218

Renter-occupied housing units : 220

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 67

Renter-occupied housing units : 75

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 121

Renter-occupied housing units : 251

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 57

Renter-occupied housing units : 331


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Barrow City, Alaska)

Less than $10,000 : 182

$10,000 to $14,999 : 27

$15,000 to $19,999 : 31

$20,000 to $24,999 : 29

$25,000 to $29,999 : 89

$30,000 to $34,999 : 43

$35,000 to $39,999 : 40

$40,000 to $44,999 : 41

$45,000 to $49,999 : 46

$50,000 to $59,999 : 94

$60,000 to $74,999 : 121

$75,000 to $99,999 : 123

$100,000 to $124,999 : 148

$125,000 to $149,999 : 102

$150,000 to $199,999 : 173

$200,000 or more : 51


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Barrow City, Alaska)

Total : 1,746


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Barrow City, Alaska)

Occupied : 1,340

Vacant : 406


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Barrow City, Alaska)

Median number of rooms : 4


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Barrow City, Alaska)

Built 2005 or later : 0

Built 2000 to 2004 : 70

Built 1990 to 1999 : 485

Built 1980 to 1989 : 472

Built 1970 to 1979 : 414

Built 1960 to 1969 : 162

Built 1950 to 1959 : 73

Built 1940 to 1949 : 0

Built 1939 or earlier : 70


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Barrow City, Alaska)

Utility gas : 1,139

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 0

Electricity : 91

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 98

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 0

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 0

No fuel used : 12


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Barrow City, Alaska)

Less than $10,000 : 0

$10,000 to $14,999 : 0

$15,000 to $19,999 : 12

$20,000 to $24,999 : 0

$25,000 to $29,999 : 11

$30,000 to $34,999 : 0

$35,000 to $39,999 : 0

$40,000 to $49,999 : 0

$50,000 to $59,999 : 12

$60,000 to $69,999 : 28

$70,000 to $79,999 : 19

$80,000 to $89,999 : 11

$90,000 to $99,999 : 0

$100,000 to $124,999 : 30

$125,000 to $149,999 : 23

$150,000 to $174,999 : 94

$175,000 to $199,999 : 77

$200,000 to $249,999 : 69

$250,000 to $299,999 : 58

$300,000 to $399,999 : 9

$400,000 to $499,999 : 10

$500,000 to $749,999 : 0

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Barrow City, Alaska)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 23

Home equity loan only : 28

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 205

Housing units without a mortgage : 207


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Barrow City, Alaska)

Built 2005 or later :

Built 2000 to 2004 :

Built 1990 to 1999 : $186,100

Built 1980 to 1989 : $167,100

Built 1970 to 1979 : $171,100

Built 1960 to 1969 : $168,500

Built 1950 to 1959 :

Built 1940 to 1949 :

Built 1939 or earlier :


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Barrow City, Alaska: 69.8%

Percentage of Family Households in Alaska: 66.2%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Barrow City, Alaska

Institutionalized population


  • Juvenile facilities : 44.12%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 52.94%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 2.94%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in Barrow City, Alaska

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2000        
  Single Family 11 11 $1,526,068
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

11 11 $1,526,068
2001        
  Single Family 1 1 $138,734
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

1 1 $138,734
2002        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2003        
  Single Family 7 7 $1,104,419
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

7 7 $1,104,419
2004        
  Single Family 16 16 $2,619,418
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

16 16 $2,619,418
2005        
  Single Family 9 9 $1,543,160
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

9 9 $1,543,160
2006        
  Single Family 4 4 $745,272
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

4 4 $745,272


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Barrow City, AK): $67,097
Median Household Income In 2000 (Alaska): $51,571


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Barrow City): $145,000
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Alaska): $137,400


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Barrow City): $981
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Alaska): $720


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Barrow City, Alaska

Utility Gas: 88.5%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 0.8%
Electricity: 6.7%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 2.3%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.0%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 1.5%
No Fuel Used: 0.1%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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