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0.54% growth
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Median Household Income
2.47% growth
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Number of Employees
3.53% decline
Median Property Value
7.3% growth

About the photo: Approaching Sawyer Glacier in the Tracy Arm Fjord valley of mountains and waterfalls.


The economy of Barrow, AK employs 1,722 people. The economy of Barrow, AK is specialized in Utilities; Public Admin.; and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction, which employ respectively 7.21; 3.98; and 3.34 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Barrow, AK are Public Admin. (321), Healthcare & Social Assistance (247), and Construction (193), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($82,188), Utilities ($62,143), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($55,060).

Median household income in Barrow, AK is $78,804. Males in Barrow, AK have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,224. The income inequality of Barrow, AK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Barrow, AK. In North Slope Borough, AK the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 21 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,570. Bethel Census Area, AK has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Alaska.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Barrow, AK is from the county of North Slope Borough, AK.

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Barrow, AK is home to a population of 4,316 people, from which 94.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Barrow, AK is composed of 2,682 Native residents (62.1%), 501 Asian residents (11.6%), 476 White residents (11%), 295 Two+ residents (6.84%), and 213 Hispanic residents (4.94%). The most common foreign languages in Barrow, AK are Other Native North American (1,162 speakers), Other Pacific Island (361 speakers), and Tagalog (242 speakers), but compared to other places, Barrow, AK has a relative high number of Other Native North American (1,162 speakers), Other Pacific Island (361 speakers), and Thai (37 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Barrow, AK awarded 125 degrees. The student population of Barrow, AK is skewed towards females, with 35 male students and 90 female students. Most students in Barrow, AK are American Indian (53 and 42.4%), followed by White (43 and 34.4%), Asian (10 and 8%), and Black or African American (6 and 4.8%). The largest universities in Barrow, AK by number of graduates are Ilisagvik College (125 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Barrow, AK are Other Construction Trade (22 and 17.6%), Plumber (18 and 14.4%), and Carpenter (14 and 11.2%). The median tuition costs in Barrow, AK are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Barrow, AK is $177,800, which is 0.87 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $165,700 to $177,800, a 7.3% increase. The homeownership rate of Barrow, AK is 44%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Barrow, AK have an average commute time of 6.36 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Barrow, AK is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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