Nome Census Area, Alaska

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Nome Census Area is a census area located in the state of Alaska, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 9,196. It is part of the unorganized borough and therefore has no borough seat. Its largest community by far is the city of Nome.

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Geography

The census area has a total area of 28,283 square miles (73,253 km²), of which, 23,001 square miles (59,572 km²) of it is land and 5,282 square miles (13,681 km²) of it (18.68%) is water. It also includes the large offshore St. Lawrence Island, which has about 14 percent of the census area's population and two of its larger cities in Gambell and Savoonga.

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Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,196 people, 2,693 households, and 1,898 families residing in the census area. The population density was 0 people per square mile (0/km²). There were 3,649 housing units at an average density of 0/sq mi (0/km²). The racial makeup of the census area was 19.32% White, 0.38% Black or African American, 75.20% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 4.21% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 16.32% reported speaking a Yupik language at home, while 8.75% speak Inupiaq; a further 2.02% reported speaking "Eskimo", a term that covers both Yupik and Inupiaq [1].

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