Nuiqsut, AK Profile: Facts & Data


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Nuiqsut, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Nuiqsut had a population of 407 as of July 1, 2018.

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 (see map below) 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 elevation is 13 feet.

The City of Nuiqsut (GNIS ID: 2419439) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nuiqsut: Nooiksut, Nuiqsat.

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Nuiqsut, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 407
Population in Households 381
Population in Familes 317
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 43
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $53,730
Average Household Income $61,923
Per Capita Income $19,418


Total Housing Units 138 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 67 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $131,250
Average Home Value $150,000


Total Households 114
Average Household Size 3.34
Family Households 79
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.15% -0.1%
Households 0.0% -0.18%
Families -0.74% -0.25%
Median Household Income   0.88%
Per Capita Income   1.35%

Nuiqsut, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nuiqsut to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 139 61st
Population Density # 110 69th
Diversity Index # 166 53rd
Median Household Income # 154 57th
Per Capita Income # 236 34th

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