North Slope Borough AK Information


North Slope Borough Subdivisions

North Slope Borough AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,652
Population in Households 7,000
Population in Familes 5,821
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,652
Population Density1 0
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 2,110
Average Household Size 3.32
Family Households 1,485
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,633 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 966 (36.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,144 (43.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 523 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $160,789
Average Home Value $162,047


Median Household Income $82,137
Average Household Income $95,571
Per Capita Income $44,321
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% 0.48%
Households 0.63% 0.73%
Families 0.46% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   0.43%
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.


North Slope Borough AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Slope Borough to the other 29 boroughs / census areas (ca) and borough equivalents 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 # 11 66th
Population Density1 # 25 7th
Diversity Index2 # 6 83rd
Median Household Income # 3 93rd
Per Capita Income # 2 97th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.