Noorvik, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Noorvik, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Noorvik had a population of 669 as of July 1, 2015. Noorvik ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Noorvik is located at latitude 66.8279 and longitude -161.0292 in Northwest Arctic Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Noorvik (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.42 sq. miles. Northwest Arctic Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 3 feet.

The City of Noorvik (GNIS ID: 2419437) 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 Noorvik 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 Noorvik population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Noorvik: Nurvik, Nuurvik, Oksik.

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Noorvik, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 669
Population in Households 669
Population in Familes 584
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 713
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 156
Average Household Size 4.29
Family Households 119
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (42.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $121,154
Average Home Value $216,265


Median Household Income $50,375
Average Household Income $59,637
Per Capita Income $15,024
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% 0.12%
Households 0.37% 0.26%
Families 0.49% 0.17%
Median Household Income   3.98%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
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.


Noorvik, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Noorvik to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 95 73rd
Population Density1 # 11 97th
Diversity Index2 # 256 28th
Median Household Income # 149 58th
Per Capita Income # 276 22nd

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