North Slope Borough, AK

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2022 Population
10,924
0.543% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
US Representative
Mary Peltola
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.3
8.36% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.94%
7.22% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$83,472
0.619% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$193,800
11.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
6,429
11.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, North Slope Borough, AK had a population of 10.9k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $83,472. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of North Slope Borough, AK grew from 10,865 to 10,924, a 0.543% increase and its median household income declined from $83,992 to $83,472, a −0.619% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in North Slope Borough, AK are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (49.3%), White (Non-Hispanic) (31.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.34%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.36%), and Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (1.91%).

None of the households in North Slope Borough, AK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.3% of the residents in North Slope Borough, AK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in North Slope Borough, AK are Ilisagvik College (52 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in North Slope Borough, AK was $193,800, and the homeownership rate was 46.7%.

Most people in North Slope Borough, AK walked to work, and the average commute time was 8.12 minutes. The average car ownership in North Slope Borough, AK was 1 car per household.

North Slope Borough, AK borders Northwest Arctic Borough, AK and Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK.

Population & Diversity

North Slope Borough, AK is home to a population of 10.9k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.49% of North Slope Borough, AK residents were born outside of the country (818 people).

In 2022, there were 1.58 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.39k people) in North Slope Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.42k White (Non-Hispanic) and 693 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.3%
2022 Citizenship
95.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.3% of North Slope Borough, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in North Slope Borough, AK was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in North Slope Borough, AK
  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    5.39k ± 283
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.42k ± 22
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    693 ± 240
3.92%
Hispanic Population
428 people

In 2022, there were 1.58 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.39k people) in North Slope Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.42k White (Non-Hispanic) and 693 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.92% of the people in North Slope Borough, AK are hispanic (428 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Philippines
    20,850 ± 3,494 people
  2. Korea
    3,574 ± 1,464 people
  3. Mexico
    3,318 ± 1,411 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alaska was Philippines, the natal country of 20,850 Alaska residents, followed by Korea with 3,574 and Mexico with 3,318.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.49%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
818 people
7.32%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
795 people

As of 2022, 7.49% of North Slope Borough, AK residents (818 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in North Slope Borough, AK was 7.32%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    153 ± 78
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    127 ± 62
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    108 ± 73

North Slope Borough, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of North Slope Borough, AK employs 6.43k people. The largest industries in North Slope Borough, AK are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,364 people), Public Administration (791 people), and Manufacturing (679 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($149,647), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($131,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($127,708).

Males in Alaska have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,037. The income inequality in Alaska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

6.43k
2022 Value
± 709
11.5%
1 Year growth
± 13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in North Slope Borough, AK grew at a rate of 11.5%, from 5.77k employees to 6.43k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in North Slope Borough, AK, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (884 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (729 people), and Production Occupations (611 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of North Slope Borough, AK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.43k
2022 Value
± 709
11.5%
1 Year growth
± 13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in North Slope Borough, AK grew at a rate of 11.5%, from 5.77k employees to 6.43k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in North Slope Borough, AK, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,364 people), Public Administration (791 people), and Manufacturing (679 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of North Slope Borough, AK, though some of these residents may live in North Slope Borough, AK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$81,802
Median earning men ± $16,938
$58,076
Median earning women ± $6,302

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($163,125), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($126,944), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($114,732).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($107,500), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($69,773), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($67,222).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 317k people employed in Alaska. This represents a 3.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.7%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 39
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 37
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 28
    Wholesale Trade

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Civics

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing the state of Alaska. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Slope Borough, AK is currently represented by Mary Peltola in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alaska

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Lisa Murkowski
Senator from Alaska3
Assumed office on December 20, 2002
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of her father Frank Murkowski, who was elected List of governors of Alaska|Governor of Alaska.
Dan Sullivan
Senator from Alaska2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing Alaska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Slope Borough, AK

Mary Peltola
Alaska at-large Representative
Democratic Party

North Slope Borough, AK is currently represented by Mary Peltola (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for North Slope Borough, AK have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in North Slope Borough, AK awarded 52 degrees. The student population of North Slope Borough, AK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 57 male students and 122 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in North Slope Borough, AK are American Indian or Alaska Native (31 and 59.6%), followed by White (9 and 17.3%), Asian (4 and 7.69%), and Hispanic or Latino (4 and 7.69%).

The largest universities in North Slope Borough, AK by number of degrees awarded are Ilisagvik College (52 and 100%).

The most popular majors in North Slope Borough, AK are General Health Services (11 and 21.2%), General Business Administration & Management (10 and 19.2%), and Native American Education (7 and 13.5%).

The median tuition cost in North Slope Borough, AK for a public four year colleges is $4,920 for in-state students and $4,920 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 179 students enrolled in North Slope Borough, AK, 31.8% men and 68.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in American Indian or Alaska Native with 119 records, of which 70.6% were women and 29.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 5 degrees awarded
  2. 7 degrees awarded
  3. 6 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in North Slope Borough, AK was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 5 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
52 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ilisagvik College with 52 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 8 men were awarded degrees from institutions in North Slope Borough, AK, which is 0.182 times less than the 44 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was American Indian or Alaska Native students. These 31 degrees mean that there were 3.44 times more degrees awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 9 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($4,920) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($340) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.495% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.397% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (168k), Some college (147k), and Bachelors Degree (98.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in North Slope Borough, AK was $193,800 in 2022, which is 0.687 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $173,500 to $193,800, a 11.7% increase. The homeownership rate in North Slope Borough, AK is 46.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in North Slope Borough, AK have an average commute time of 8.12 minutes, and they walked to work. Car ownership in North Slope Borough, AK is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

In 2022, 44.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in North Slope Borough, AK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.73%.

Property

$193,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$24,110
$1,012
Median Property Taxes
±$178

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In North Slope Borough, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

46.7%
Homeownership
2022
65%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 46.7% of the housing units in North Slope Borough, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 48.9%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1
  2. Census Tract 2

The following map shows all of the tracts in North Slope Borough, AK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$83,472
Median Household Income
± $17,869
2.17k
Number of Households
± 282

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.17k households in North Slope Borough, AK declined from $83,472 from the previous year's value of $83,992.

The following chart displays the households in North Slope Borough, 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for North Slope Borough, AK is from Alaska.
0.436
2022 Wage GINI in Alaska
0.437
2021 Wage GINI in Alaska

In 2022, the income inequality in Alaska was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.308% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Alaska was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alaska in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Walked (47.9%)
  2. Carpooled (22.4%)
  3. Drove Alone (17.8%)

In 2022, 47.9% of workers in North Slope Borough, AK walked to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (22.4%) and those who drove alone to work (17.8%).

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Commute Time

8.12 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in North Slope Borough, AK have a shorter commute time (8.12 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in North Slope Borough, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in North Slope Borough, AK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in North Slope Borough, AK have 1 car.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 44.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in North Slope Borough, AK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.73%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.94% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in North Slope Borough, AK (857 out of 10.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 65 - 74, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in North Slope Borough, AK is Native American, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 14% of the children was living in poverty in North Slope Borough, AK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 809 in North Slope Borough, AK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 112 per 100,000 population.

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Health

85% of the population of North Slope Borough, AK has health coverage, with 57.9% on employee plans, 14.7% on Medicaid, 4.31% on Medicare, 7.1% on non-group plans, and 0.982% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in North Slope Borough, AK see 4916 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.405% decrease from the previous year (4936 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1328 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 845 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 61.9% were men and 38.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,916 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Slope Borough, AK

Primary care physicians in North Slope Borough, AK see an average of 4,916 patients per year. This represents a 0.405% decrease from the previous year (4,936 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in North Slope Borough, AK in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.4% under 18 years, 24.8% between 18 and 34 years, 44.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 7.61% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 61.9% were men and 38.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

15%
Uninsured
57.9%
Employer Coverage
14.7%
Medicaid
4.31%
Medicare
7.1%
Non-Group
0.982%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in North Slope Borough, AK declined by 13.5% from 17.3% to 15%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 115 in North Slope Borough, AK.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.1% in North Slope Borough, AK.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.2% in North Slope Borough, AK.

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