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Nuiqsut, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Nuiqsut had a population of 522 as of July 1, 2023.

The primary coordinate point for Nuiqsut is located at latitude 70.2175 and longitude -150.9764 in North Slope Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Nuiqsut encompass a land area of 9.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. North Slope Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9).

The City of Nuiqsut 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 Nuiqsut is located within the North Slope Census Subarea of North Slope 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.

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Nuiqsut, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 522 (100%)
Population in Households 506 (96.9%)
Population in Families 448 (85.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 16 ( 3.1%)
Population Density 59
Diversity Index2 34


Median Household Income $68,361
Average Household Income $98,254
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $26,044
Wealth Index5 77
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Low (32.7)


Total HU (Housing Units) 161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 84 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $136,842
Average Home Value $148,810
Housing Affordability Index3 183


Total Households 138
Average Household Size 3.67
Family Households 100
Average Family Size 4.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 0.60% 0.23%
Households 1.85% 0.14%
Families   0.40%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   1.60%
Owner Occupied HU   2.49%

Nuiqsut, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nuiqsut to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 113 68th
Population Density # 104 71st
Median Household Income # 92 74th
Housing Affordability Index # 326 92nd
Per Capita Income # 212 40th
Diversity Index # 222 37th

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