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The City of Utqiag?vik had a population of 4,325 as of July 1, 2021. Utqiagvik ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Utqiagvik is located at latitude 71.2906 and longitude -156.7886 in North Slope Borough. North Slope Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 10 feet.

It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

The City of Utqiag?vik 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 Utqiagvik: Barrow.

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Utqiagvik, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 4,325 (100%)
Population in Households 4,290 (99.2%)
Population in Families 3,522 (81.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 35 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 230
Diversity Index2 68


Median Household Income $81,916
Average Household Income $111,928
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $34,189
Wealth Index5 109


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,593 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 589 (37.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 732 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 272 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $182,124
Average Home Value $197,750
Housing Affordability Index3 239


Total Households 1,321
Average Household Size 3.25
Family Households 904
Average Family Size 4
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.24% -0.15%
Households 0.28% -0.12%
Families 0.1% -0.24%
Median Household Income   0.27%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.07%

Utqiagvik, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Utqiagvik to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 28 92nd
Population Density # 40 89th
Median Household Income # 17 95th
Housing Affordability Index # 287 81st
Per Capita Income # 80 78th
Diversity Index # 24 93rd

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