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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