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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Northwest Arctic Borough, 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 Borough, 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 Borough, 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 Borough, 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 Borough, Alaska)

Total : 2,575


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska)

Occupied : 1,738

Vacant : 837


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska)

Median number of rooms : 4


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Northwest Arctic Borough, 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 Borough, 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 Borough, 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 Borough, 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 Borough, 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 Borough, Alaska: 74.4%

Percentage of Family Households in Alaska: 66.2%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska

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

    Buildings Units Cost
2003        
  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
2004        
  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
2005        
  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
2006        
  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


(updated 2007)



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


(updated 2010)



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


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Northwest Arctic Borough, 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)





Population in Group Quarters in Northwest Arctic Borough, 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 Gross Rent in 2000 (Northwest Arctic Borough): $842
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Alaska): $720
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Northwest Arctic Borough): $1003


(updated 2010)



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