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Noatak, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Noatak Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Northwest Arctic Borough at latitude 67.5895 and longitude -163.0103. Northwest Arctic Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 62 feet.

The formal official name is the Noatak Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Noatak, Alaska.

The U5 Census Class Code for Noatak indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Noatak: Nuataaq.

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Noatak, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 516
Population in Households 377
Population in Familes 345
Population in Group Qrtrs 139
Population Density1 32
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 116
Average Household Size 3.25
Family Households 97
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 115 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $111,364
Average Home Value $210,802


Median Household Income $54,248
Average Household Income $70,195
Per Capita Income $14,451
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.09% 0.27%
Households 0.41% 0.51%
Families 0.0% 0.41%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   2.79%
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, 2014 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 # 117 68th
Population Density1 # 131 64th
Diversity Index2 # 183 49th
Median Household Income # 116 68th
Per Capita Income # 287 19th

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