Shishmaref, AK 99772 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 99772: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Shishmaref, AK 99772

  • ZIP Code Type: PO BOX
  • Borough: Nome Borough
  • Centroid: Latitude 66.04, Longitude -165.509
  • Time Zone: Alaska Time Zone (UTC -9 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1
  • PO Box Addresses: 71
  • Residential Addresses: 20
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 20

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Shishmaref, AK 99772 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 575
Daytime Population: Workers 88
Daytime Population: Residents 434
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 522
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 573
Population in Familes 482
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 0
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $38,431
Average Household Income $48,608
Per Capita Income $12,210


Total Housing Units 198 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81 (40.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (27.8%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $133,333


Total Households 143
Average Household Size 4.01
Family Households 100
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 0.29% 0.35%
Households 0.19% 0.28%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Shishmaref, AK 99772 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 99772 to the other 232 ZIP Codes 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 # 95 59th
Population Density # 135 41st
Diversity Index # 190 18th
Median Household Income # 185 21st
Per Capita Income # 208 11th

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