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Brevig Mission, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Brevig Mission had a population of 396 as of July 1, 2017. Brevig Mission 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 Brevig Mission is located at latitude 65.3439 and longitude -166.5085 in Nome (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Brevig Mission (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Nome (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Brevig Mission (GNIS ID: 2419364) 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 Brevig Mission is located within the Nome Census Subarea of Nome (CA) 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 Brevig Mission population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brevig Mission: Okaveenok, Singick, Siniogamut, Siniogamute, Siniogamute Sinuk, Sinuk, Sitaisaq, Teller Mission, Teller Reindeer Station.

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Brevig Mission, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 396
Daytime Population: Workers 23
Daytime Population: Residents 288
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 311
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 383
Population in Familes 321
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 155
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $30,899
Average Household Income $37,829
Per Capita Income $10,935


Total Housing Units 106 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30 (28.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (60.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $118,750
Average Home Value $131,897


Total Households 94
Average Household Size 4.07
Family Households 73
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.28% 0.35%
Households 0.15% 0.21%
Families -0.55% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

Brevig Mission, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brevig Mission to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 141 60th
Population Density # 52 86th
Diversity Index # 244 32nd
Median Household Income # 313 12th
Per Capita Income # 350 1st

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