Nuiqsut, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Nuiqsut, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Nuiqsut had a population of 414 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Nuiqsut is located at latitude 70.2171 and longitude -150.9955 in North Slope Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Nuiqsut (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. North Slope Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 13 feet.

The City of Nuiqsut (GNIS ID: 2419439) 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 Nuiqsut 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 Nuiqsut 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 Nuiqsut: Nooiksut, Nuiqsat.

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


Total Population 414
Population in Households 388
Population in Familes 323
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 44
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 119
Average Household Size 3.26
Family Households 83
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 144 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 66 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $123,333
Average Home Value $142,045


Median Household Income $48,077
Average Household Income $59,319
Per Capita Income $18,801
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.62%
Households 0.69% 0.66%
Families -0.19% 0.48%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

Nuiqsut, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nuiqsut 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 # 137 62nd
Population Density1 # 110 69th
Diversity Index2 # 155 56th
Median Household Income # 174 51st
Per Capita Income # 257 28th

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