Nome Census Area, AK

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Population

9,869

0.101% decline

Median Age

27.9


Median Household Income

$53,821

4.38% growth

Poverty Rate

24.9%


Number of Employees

3,639

1.39% growth

Median Property Value

$143,000

3.4% growth

About

In 2017, Nome Census Area, AK had a population of 9.87k people with a median age of 27.9 and a median household income of $53,821. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Nome Census Area, AK declined from 9,879 to 9,869, a -0.101% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,563 to $53,821, a 4.38% increase.

The population of Nome Census Area, AK is 73% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, 14.9% White Alone, and 7.31% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Nome Census Area, AK speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Nome Census Area, AK is $143,000, and the homeownership rate is 60.6%. Most people in Nome Census Area, AK commute by Walked, and the average commute time is 6.64 minutes. The average car ownership in Nome Census Area, AK is 0 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Nome Census Area, AK employs 3.64k people. The largest industries in Nome Census Area, AK are Health Care & Social Assistance (774 people), Public Administration (641 people), and Educational Services (604 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,250), Wholesale Trade ($53,125), and Finance & Insurance ($52,000).

Median household income in Nome Census Area, AK is $53,821. Males in Nome Census Area, AK have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,667. The income inequality in Nome Census Area, AK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,821

2017 value

± $1,734

4.38%

1 Year Growth

± 5.84%

Households in Nome Census Area, AK have a median annual income of $53,821, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,563 in 2016, which represents a 4.38% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,424

Average Male Salary

± $3,558

$50,667

Average Female Salary

± $2,680

In 2017, full-time male employees in Alaska made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $59,757 ± $2,775

  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $46,641 ± $19,678

  3. Black

    $45,507 ± $11,416

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Alaska workers was White. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Nome Census Area, AK is from Alaska.

0.436

2017 Wage GINI

0.436

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Alaska was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.191% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Alaska was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alaska in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alaska across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2

  2. Census Tract 1

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Nome Census Area, AK was Census Tract 2 with a value of $81,528, followed by Census Tract 1 and N/A, with respective values of $38,944 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Nome Census Area, AK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Nome Census Area, AK (2.38k out of 9.55k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Native American

    2,190 ± 98

  2. Two Or More

    94 ± 48

  3. White

    86 ± 73

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Nome Census Area, AK is Native American, followed by Two Or More and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.64k

2017 Value

± 211

1.39%

1 Year growth

± 7.63%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Nome Census Area, AK grew at a rate of 1.39%, from 3.59k employees to 3.64k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Nome Census Area, AK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (559 people), Management Occupations (405 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (389 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Nome Census Area, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Nome Census Area, AK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (559 people), Management Occupations (405 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (389 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Nome Census Area, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.36 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.23 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.77 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Nome Census Area, AK, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($82,813), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($82,708), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($80,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.64k

2017 Value

± 211

1.39%

1 Year growth

± 7.63%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Nome Census Area, AK grew at a rate of 1.39%, from 3.59k employees to 3.64k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Nome Census Area, AK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (774 people), Public Administration (641 people), and Educational Services (604 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Nome Census Area, AK, though some of these residents may live in Nome Census Area, AK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Nome Census Area, AK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (774 people), Public Administration (641 people), and Educational Services (604 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Nome Census Area, AK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.8 times higher than expected), Public Administration (3.77 times), and Utilities (3.07 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Nome Census Area, AK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,250), Wholesale Trade ($53,125), and Finance & Insurance ($52,000).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alaska to other states, or from other states to Alaska.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $40.8B

  2. $4.7B

  3. $3.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $40.8B, followed by Gasoline ($4.7B) and Fuel oils ($3.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Alaska products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$64.6B

2015 Value

$74.6B

Projected 2045 Value

15.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Alaska trade was $64.6B. This is expected to increase 15.5% to $74.6B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alaska trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alaska to other states, or from other states to Alaska.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $7.35B

  3. $1.53B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $17.7B, followed by Washington with $7.35B and Utah and $1.53B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alaska shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

73.9% of the population of Nome Census Area, AK has health coverage, with 27.5% on employee plans, 36% on Medicaid, 4.17% on Medicare, 5.21% on non-group plans, and 0.933% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Nome Census Area, AK was $11,064 in 2014. This is a 6.1% increase from the previous year ($10,428).

Primary care physicians in Nome Census Area, AK see 985 patients per year on average, which represents a 29.7% decrease from the previous year (1402 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1417 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 127 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Ketchikan Gateway Borough and Wrangell City and Borough have the highest prevalence of diabetes (9.4%). Additionally, Aleutians West Census Area has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

985 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Nome Census Area, AK see an average of 985 patients per year. This represents a 29.7% decrease from the previous year (1,402 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Nome Census Area, AK in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$11,064

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,958

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,001

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,288

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Alaska (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.1%, from $10,428 to $11,064.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

26.1%

Uninsured

27.5%

Employer Coverage

36%

Medicaid

4.17%

Medicare

5.21%

Non-Group

0.933%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Nome Census Area, AK declined by 2.68% from 26.8% to 26.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Nome Census Area, AK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 9.4% prevalence

  2. 9.4% prevalence

  3. 9.1% prevalence

Ketchikan Gateway Borough and Wrangell City and Borough have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alaska, at 9.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Alaska by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Nome Census Area, AK is home to a population of 9.87k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.15% of Nome Census Area, AK residents were born outside of the country (212 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Nome Census Area, AK is composed of 7.21k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (73%), 1.47k White Alone residents (14.9%), 721 Two or More Races residents (7.31%), 234 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.37%), 137 Asian Alone residents (1.39%), 75 Black or African American Alone residents (0.76%), 29 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.294%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Nome Census Area, AK are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

55

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Nome Census Area, AK was 27.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in Nome Census Area, AK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Nome Census Area, AK residents was 28.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.15%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

212 people

1.78%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

176 people

As of 2017, 2.15% of Nome Census Area, AK residents (212 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Nome Census Area, AK was 1.78%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Philippines

    17,951 ± 3,249 people

  2. Korea

    4,417 ± 1,627 people

  3. Mexico

    3,317 ± 1,411 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alaska was Philippines, the natal country of 17,951 Alaska residents, followed by Korea with 4,417 and Mexico with 3,317.

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Nome Census Area, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Nome Census Area, AK was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    7.21k ± 114

  2. White Alone

    1.47k ± 12

  3. Two or More Races

    721 ± 115

In 2017, there were 4.92 times more American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (7.21k people) in Nome Census Area, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.47k White Alone and 721 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Nome Census Area, AK as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Nome Census Area, AK citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Nome Census Area, AK was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Nome Census Area, AK are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    173 ± 44

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    80 ± 35

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    80 ± 24

Nome Census Area, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Nome Census Area, AK was $143,000 in 2017, which is 0.657 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $138,300 to $143,000, a 3.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Nome Census Area, AK is 60.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Nome Census Area, AK have an average commute time of 6.64 minutes, and they commute by Walked. Car ownership in Nome Census Area, AK is lower than the national average, with an average of 0 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$53,821

Median Household Income

± $1,734

2.9k

Number of Households

± 146

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.9k households in Nome Census Area, AK grew to $53,821 from the previous year's value of $51,563.

The following chart displays the households in Nome Census Area, AK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$143,000

2017 Median

± $15,864

$138,300

2016 Median

± $15,602

In 2017, the median property value in Nome Census Area, AK grew to to $143,000 from the previous year's value of $138,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Nome Census Area, AK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Nome Census Area, AK the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Nome Census Area, AK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Nome Census Area, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

60.6%

2017 Homeownership

60.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.6% of the housing units in Nome Census Area, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Nome Census Area, AK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

0 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Nome Census Area, AK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Nome Census Area, AK have 0 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

6.64 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Nome Census Area, AK have a shorter commute time (6.64 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.119% of the workforce in Nome Census Area, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Walked

    36.8%

  2. Drove Alone

    25.8%

  3. Other

    18.9%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Nome Census Area, AK was Walked (36.8%), followed by those who Drove Alone (25.8%) and those who Other (18.9%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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