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White Mountain, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of White Mountain had a population of 194 as of July 1, 2017. White Mountain 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 White Mountain is located at latitude 64.6818 and longitude -163.4119 in Nome (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of White Mountain (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Nome (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 72 feet.

The City of White Mountain (GNIS ID: 2418872) 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 White Mountain 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 White Mountain 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 White Mountain: Nacessvik, Nasirvik.

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White Mountain, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 194
Daytime Population: Workers 2
Daytime Population: Residents 142
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 144
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 194
Population in Familes 165
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 108
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $30,782
Average Household Income $46,331
Per Capita Income $13,145


Total Housing Units 81 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34 (42.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $90,909
Average Home Value $107,353


Total Households 66
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 46
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 0.29% 0.41%
Households 0.21% 0.3%
Families 0.62% 0.43%
Median Household Income   3.98%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

White Mountain, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Mountain 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 # 198 44th
Population Density # 69 81st
Diversity Index # 250 30th
Median Household Income # 314 12th
Per Capita Income # 320 10th

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