Nome Census Area

Nome Census Area, Alaska

In west-central AK, including much of Seward Peninsula. Name Origin:
For the city.

Area (sq mi):: 28283.33 (land 23000.91; water 5282.42) Population per square mile: 0.40
Population 2005: 9,328 State rank: 10 Population change: 2000-20005 1.40%; 1990-2000 11.00% Population 2000: 9,196 (White 19.10%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.70%; Other 79.60%). Foreign born: 1.50%. Median age: 27.60
Income 2000: per capita $15,476; median household $41,250; Population below poverty level: 17.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,436-$24,774
Unemployment (2004): 11.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 6.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 2.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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North Slope Borough, Northwest Arctic Borough, Nome Census Area, and Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area can be seen at http://labor.
Much of the Seward Peninsula is encompassed in the Nome Census Area which has a population of just less than 10,000.
Private health care makes up 18 percent of all jobs in the Nome Census Area and two of the largest employers are Norton Sound Health Corp.
The Nome Census Area also has a significant number of retail and service jobs, which tend to be part-time and lower-paying.
While other places in Alaska have lost jobs, employment in the Nome Census Area has been trending upward --ever so slightly.