Northwest Arctic Borough AK Information


Northwest Arctic Borough Subdivisions

Northwest Arctic Borough AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,599
Population in Households 7,217
Population in Familes 6,189
Population in Group Qrtrs 382
Population Density1 0
Diversity Index2 35


Median Household Income $54,558
Average Household Income $67,824
Per Capita Income $18,781


Total Housing Units 2,779 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 978 (35.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 934 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 867 (31.2%)
Median Home Value $144,311
Average Home Value $175,307


Total Households 1,912
Average Household Size 3.77
Family Households 1,407
Average Family Size 4
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 0.12% -0.09%
Households -0.04% -0.1%
Families -0.18% -0.17%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   1.55%


Northwest Arctic Borough AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northwest Arctic Borough to the other 29 boroughs / census areas (ca) and borough equivalents 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 # 14 55th
Population Density # 24 21st
Diversity Index # 25 17th
Median Household Income # 24 21st
Per Capita Income # 28 7th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.