Ambler, AK Profile: Facts & Data


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Ambler, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Ambler had a population of 260 as of July 1, 2018. Ambler ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Ambler is located at latitude 67.1007 and longitude -157.8478 in Northwest Arctic Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Ambler (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.98 sq. miles and a water area of 1.55 sq. miles. Northwest Arctic Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 75 feet.

The City of Ambler (GNIS ID: 2419353) 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 Ambler is located within the Northwest Arctic Census Subarea of Northwest Arctic 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 Ambler: Ivisaappaat.

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


Total Population 260
Population in Households 260
Population in Familes 216
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 29
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $46,667
Average Household Income $58,930
Per Capita Income $15,141


Total Housing Units 99 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 43 (43.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (24.2%)
Median Home Value $110,714
Average Home Value $159,756


Total Households 75
Average Household Size 3.47
Family Households 55
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 0.09% -0.15%
Households 0.0% -0.27%
Families 0.22% -0.37%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   1.57%

Ambler, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ambler 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 # 174 51st
Population Density # 139 61st
Diversity Index # 271 24th
Median Household Income # 199 44th
Per Capita Income # 285 20th

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