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Barrow, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Barrow had a population of 4,351 as of July 1, 2016. Barrow ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Barrow is located at latitude 71.2535 and longitude -156.8001 in North Slope Borough. The formal boundaries for the Barrow (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.84 sq. miles and a water area of 2.66 sq. miles. North Slope Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Barrow (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Barrow is located within the North Slope Census Subarea of North Slope 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 Barrow 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 Barrow: Utqiagvik.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 4,351
Population in Households 4,316
Population in Familes 3,556
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density1 231
Diversity Index2 69
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,330
Average Household Size 3.25
Family Households 919
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,635 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 521 (31.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 809 (49.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 305 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $185,766
Average Home Value $191,075
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $101,131
Average Household Income $110,563
Per Capita Income $34,062
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.65%
Households 0.61% 0.71%
Families 0.44% 0.6%
Median Household Income   0.29%
Per Capita Income   1.01%
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.

Barrow, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barrow 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 # 28 92nd
Population Density1 # 40 89th
Diversity Index2 # 16 96th
Median Household Income # 3 99th
Per Capita Income # 62 83rd

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