Also See: Shishmaref, AK ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps
The City of Shishmaref had a population of 585 as of July 1, 2020. Shishmaref ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Shishmaref is located at latitude 66.2567 and longitude -166.0719 in Nome (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Shishmaref encompass a land area of 2.22 sq. miles and a water area of 5.04 sq. miles. Nome (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 0 feet.
The City of Shishmaref (GNIS ID: 2418855) 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 Shishmaref 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Shishmaref: Qigiqtaq, Shismaref.
|Total Population||585 (100%)|
|Population in Households||583 (99.7%)|
|Population in Families||489 (83.6%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||2 ( 0.3%)|
|Median Household Income||$34,420|
|Average Household Income||$47,736|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||8%|
|Per Capita Income||$12,966|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||155 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||88 (56.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||60 (38.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||8 ( 5.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$69,595|
|Average Home Value||$91,092|
|Housing Affordability Index3||317|
|Average Household Size||3.97|
|Average Family Size||5|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.17%|
|Per Capita Income||0.75%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.45%|
The table below compares Shishmaref to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 105||71st|
|Population Density||# 34||91st|
|Median Household Income||# 272||23rd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 327||93rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 309||13th|
|Diversity Index||# 295||17th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.