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Noatak, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Noatak Census Designated Place had a population of 520 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Noatak is located at latitude 67.5895 and longitude -163.0103 in Northwest Arctic Borough. The formal boundaries for the Noatak Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.69 sq. miles. Northwest Arctic Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 62 feet.

The Noatak Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419144) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Noatak Census Designated Place is located within the Northwest Arctic Census Subarea of Northwest Arctic 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 Noatak 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 Noatak: Nuataaq.

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


Total Population 520
Population in Households 380
Population in Familes 346
Population in Group Qrtrs 140
Population Density1 32
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 115
Average Household Size 3.3
Family Households 97
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81 (69.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1 ( 0.9%)
Median Home Value $106,579
Average Home Value $120,370


Median Household Income $58,970
Average Household Income $72,018
Per Capita Income $21,025
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.27%
Households 0.14% 0.35%
Families 0.0% 0.21%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   0.81%
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.

Noatak, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Noatak 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 # 118 67th
Population Density1 # 129 64th
Diversity Index2 # 195 45th
Median Household Income # 100 72nd
Per Capita Income # 212 40th

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