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Gambell, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Gambell had a population of 696 as of July 1, 2016. Gambell ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gambell is located at latitude 63.7772 and longitude -171.7257 in Nome (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Gambell (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.9 sq. miles and a water area of 19.45 sq. miles. Nome (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 0 feet.

The City of Gambell (GNIS ID: 2419389) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Gambell is located within the Nome Census Subarea of Nome (CA) Borough. Census subareas are statistical subdivisions of the county equivalents used in Alaska (boroughs, city and boroughs, municipalities, and census areas) and are the statistical equivalent of Micro Civil Divisions (MCDs) used in other states.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gambell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gambell: Chibukak, Gambel, Seevookak, Sevukok, Sevuokok, Sevuokuk, Sivukuk, Sivuqaq, Tchiboukoukak, Tchibukak.

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Gambell, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 696
Population in Households 696
Population in Familes 618
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 64
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 166
Average Household Size 4.19
Family Households 129
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 136 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $93,519
Average Home Value $115,185


Median Household Income $32,103
Average Household Income $46,847
Per Capita Income $11,256
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.23%
Households 0.19% 0.24%
Families 0.76% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   0.88%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Gambell, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gambell to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 91 75th
Population Density1 # 96 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 326 8th
Median Household Income # 309 13th
Per Capita Income # 347 2nd

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