Wainwright, AK 99782 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 99782: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wainwright, AK 99782

  • ZIP Code Type: PO BOX
  • Borough: North Slope Borough
  • Centroid: Latitude 70.566, Longitude -159.43
  • Time Zone: Alaska Time Zone (UTC -9 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 16
  • PO Box Addresses: 144
  • Residential Addresses: 1
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1

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

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Wainwright, AK 99782 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 576
Daytime Population: Workers 371
Daytime Population: Residents 392
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 763
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.32
Population in Households 562
Population in Familes 481
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 2
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $63,616
Average Household Income $74,354
Per Capita Income $20,452


Total Housing Units 185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $113,158
Average Home Value $125,543


Total Households 152
Average Household Size 3.7
Family Households 111
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.49% 0.34%
Households 0.46% 0.39%
Families 0.25% 0.36%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

Wainwright, AK 99782 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 99782 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 # 94 60th
Population Density # 97 58th
Diversity Index # 175 25th
Median Household Income # 55 77th
Per Capita Income # 145 38th

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