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Northwest Arctic Census Subarea, Alaska Housing Analysis

   (County: Northwest Arctic Borough)

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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Northwest Arctic Census Subarea, Alaska, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.





(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Northwest Arctic Census Subarea, Alaska)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 776

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 172

Female householder, no husband present : 379

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 347

Householder not living alone : 64


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Northwest Arctic Census Subarea, Alaska)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 99

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 100

All other households : 1,539


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Northwest Arctic Census Subarea, Alaska)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 449

Renter-occupied housing units : 327

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 85

Renter-occupied housing units : 87

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 200

Renter-occupied housing units : 179

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 165

Renter-occupied housing units : 246


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Northwest Arctic Census Subarea, Alaska)

Less than $10,000 : 122

$10,000 to $14,999 : 93

$15,000 to $19,999 : 83

$20,000 to $24,999 : 81

$25,000 to $29,999 : 60

$30,000 to $34,999 : 81

$35,000 to $39,999 : 82

$40,000 to $44,999 : 83

$45,000 to $49,999 : 66

$50,000 to $59,999 : 162

$60,000 to $74,999 : 182

$75,000 to $99,999 : 250

$100,000 to $124,999 : 169

$125,000 to $149,999 : 104

$150,000 to $199,999 : 105

$200,000 or more : 15


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Northwest Arctic Census Subarea, Alaska)

Total : 2,575


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Northwest Arctic Census Subarea, Alaska)

Occupied : 1,738

Vacant : 837


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Northwest Arctic Census Subarea, Alaska)

Median number of rooms : 4


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Northwest Arctic Census Subarea, Alaska)

Built 2005 or later : 8

Built 2000 to 2004 : 30

Built 1990 to 1999 : 539

Built 1980 to 1989 : 727

Built 1970 to 1979 : 840

Built 1960 to 1969 : 208

Built 1950 to 1959 : 103

Built 1940 to 1949 : 75

Built 1939 or earlier : 45


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Northwest Arctic Census Subarea, Alaska)

Utility gas : 21

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 6

Electricity : 30

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 1,572

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 102

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 7

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Northwest Arctic Census Subarea, Alaska)

Less than $10,000 : 0

$10,000 to $14,999 : 21

$15,000 to $19,999 : 0

$20,000 to $24,999 : 20

$25,000 to $29,999 : 19

$30,000 to $34,999 : 6

$35,000 to $39,999 : 0

$40,000 to $49,999 : 28

$50,000 to $59,999 : 50

$60,000 to $69,999 : 65

$70,000 to $79,999 : 55

$80,000 to $89,999 : 15

$90,000 to $99,999 : 30

$100,000 to $124,999 : 102

$125,000 to $149,999 : 136

$150,000 to $174,999 : 85

$175,000 to $199,999 : 85

$200,000 to $249,999 : 65

$250,000 to $299,999 : 69

$300,000 to $399,999 : 32

$400,000 to $499,999 : 0

$500,000 to $749,999 : 16

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Northwest Arctic Census Subarea, 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 : 12

Home equity loan only : 36

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 309

Housing units without a mortgage : 542


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Northwest Arctic Census Subarea, Alaska)

Built 2005 or later : $110,000

Built 2000 to 2004 : $130,000

Built 1990 to 1999 : $154,300

Built 1980 to 1989 : $120,600

Built 1970 to 1979 : $123,300

Built 1960 to 1969 : $145,300

Built 1950 to 1959 : $210,000

Built 1940 to 1949 : $140,000

Built 1939 or earlier :


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Northwest Arctic Census Subarea, Alaska: 74.4%

Percentage of Family Households in Alaska: 66.2%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Northwest Arctic Census Subarea, Alaska

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 2.09%
  • Juvenile facilities : 0.52%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 5.24%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 92.15%


(updated 2010)









Median Household Income In 2000 (Northwest Arctic Census Subarea, AK): $45,976
Median Household Income In 2000 (Alaska): $51,571


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Northwest Arctic Census Subarea): $94,900
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Alaska): $137,400


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Northwest Arctic Census Subarea): $842
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Alaska): $720


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Northwest Arctic Census Subarea, Alaska

Utility Gas: 0.1%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 1.5%
Electricity: 1.6%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 88.9%
Coal Or Coke: 0.4%
Wood: 6.3%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 1.2%
No Fuel Used: 0.0%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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