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Noorvik, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Noorvik is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Northwest Arctic Borough at latitude 66.8279 and longitude -161.0292. Northwest Arctic Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 3 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Noorvik, but most people and references simply refer to it as Noorvik, Alaska.

The P1 Census Class Code for Noorvik indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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


Total Population 671
Population in Households 671
Population in Familes 584
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 715
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 156
Average Household Size 4.3
Family Households 118
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 $115,909
Average Home Value $212,651


Median Household Income $47,843
Average Household Income $62,053
Per Capita Income $15,687
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.11% 0.3%
Households 0.46% 0.38%
Families 0.4% 0.34%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   4.08%
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, 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 # 95 73rd
Population Density1 # 11 97th
Diversity Index2 # 247 31st
Median Household Income # 165 54th
Per Capita Income # 254 29th

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