Noorvik, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Noorvik, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Noorvik had a population of 688 as of July 1, 2017. Noorvik ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Noorvik is located at latitude 66.8279 and longitude -161.0292 in Northwest Arctic Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Noorvik (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.42 sq. miles. Northwest Arctic Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 3 feet.

The City of Noorvik (GNIS ID: 2419437) 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 Noorvik 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Noorvik population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Noorvik: Nurvik, Nuurvik, Oksik.

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Noorvik, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 688
Daytime Population: Workers 26
Daytime Population: Residents 532
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 558
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 688
Population in Familes 598
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 734
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $56,030
Average Household Income $66,959
Per Capita Income $16,720


Total Housing Units 175 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (42.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $121,875
Average Home Value $140,244


Total Households 157
Average Household Size 4.38
Family Households 118
Average Family Size 5
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.41% 0.35%
Households 0.36% 0.25%
Families 0.24% 0.34%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

Noorvik, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Noorvik to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 93 74th
Population Density # 10 97th
Diversity Index # 249 30th
Median Household Income # 125 65th
Per Capita Income # 266 25th

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