Northwest Arctic Borough


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Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska

PO Box 1110
Kotzebue, AK 99752
Phone: (907) 442-2500
Fax: (907) 442-2930
www.nwabor.org

On northwestern coast of AK on Kotzebue Sound, north of Nome. Known as the Kobak Census Area until change to borough status on Jun 2, 1986. Name Origin: For its location

Area (sq mi):: 40762.00 (land 35898.34; water 4863.66) Population per square mile: 0.20
Population 2005: 7,621 State rank: 12 Population change: 2000-20005 5.70%; 1990-2000 17.90% Population 2000: 7,208 (White 12.20%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.90%; Other 86.70%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 23.90
Income 2000: per capita $15,286; median household $45,976; Population below poverty level: 17.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,174-$24,425
Unemployment (2004): 13.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.10% Median travel time to work: 8.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 0.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The city was incorporated in 1958 and is the seat of the Northwest Arctic Borough.
The Northwest Arctic Borough School District has 12 schools in 11 villages serving 2,200 students in grades pre-k to 12 and a post-secondary technical center.
ABOUT NORTHWEST ALASKA: The Northwest Arctic Borough, also known as the NANA region, is a vast: 38,000 square miles area, most of which is above the Arctic Circle.
School enrollment in the Northwest Arctic Borough grew 33 percent since 1980; the Yukon-Koyukuk area experienced a 36 percent decline.
According to Fred Smith, director of economic development for the Northwest Arctic Borough, the group concentrates on five major areas of critical importance to the region: cultural preservation; wellness and healthy communities; economic development; education and workforce development; and infrastructure and services.
Along with decent jobs, the mine generates a tremendous amount of local revenue for the Northwest Arctic Borough, where high fuel prices and low job opportunities add up to some of the highest costs of living in Alaska.
Shell dispatched scientific teams as recently as 2012 to the North Slope and the Northwest Arctic Borough to get a better understanding of where the pipeline would make land and how it would dovetail with TAPS.
It is the sole "taxpayer" for the Northwest Arctic Borough, providing $8.
In terms of payroll, Red Dog is the largest employer in the Northwest Arctic Borough.
Star of the Northwest is a career and technical educational effort between the Northwest Arctic Borough School District, the Alaska Technical Center and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Chukchi Rural Campus.
the Northwest Arctic Borough, and the Northwest Arctic Borough School District.
Red Dog and minerals are to the Northwest Arctic Borough as the North Slope and oil is to Alaska.

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