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

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 Northwest Arctic Borough typically seeks a minimum ice thickness, [h.sub.0], of 76 cm or more (W.
Elsewhere in the Northwest Arctic Borough, birth rates remained steady or declined, while net migration played a greater role.
1), a village in the Northwest Arctic Borough (NAB).
The mines also provide significant local government revenue in property taxes and other payments to the City and Borough of Juneau, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Northwest Arctic Borough, Denali Borough, City of Nome, and more.
The Northwest Arctic Borough and the operator of the Red Dog Mine, Teck Alaska, announced that a new ten-year Payment in Lieu of Taxes Agreement has been finalized by the parties.
In response, Teck Alaska sued the Northwest Arctic Borough, saying the increased cost would make the mine less economic, threatening its future and the jobs it supports.
While the Corps decided that an expansion of Nome's harbor would best serve its needs, the Northwest Arctic Borough is continuing work to develop Cape Blossom into a regional port that would help lower the cost of living in Alaska's Northwest communities.
Kotzebue Electric Association and the Northwest Arctic Borough have taken the lead in final commissioning for these two wind systems.
All students were initially recruited from the North Slope Borough, but to double the number of students, the program will be accepting applications from students in the Northwest Arctic Borough and gain support from NANA Regional Corporation, Inc.
"We who live in this part of the state, we are naked," testified the mayor of the Northwest Arctic Borough and former state legislator Reggie Joule.
Reggie Joule, mayor of the Northwest Arctic Borough, is an Alaska Native and lives in Kotzebue.

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