Nuiqsut, Alaska

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Nuiqsut is a city in North Slope Borough, Alaska, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 433.



Nuiqsut is located at 70°12′59″N 151°0′21″W / 70.21639°N 151.00583°W / 70.21639; -151.00583 (70.216338, -151.005725)[2].

Nuiqsut is in the North Slope Borough on the Nechelik Channel, about 35 miles from the Beaufort Sea coast. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.2 square miles (23.9 km²), all of it land. Air travel provides the only year-round access to Nuiqsut.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 433 people, 110 households, and 90 families residing in the city. The population density was 47.0 people per square mile (18.2/km²). There were 126 housing units at an average density of 13.7/sq mi (5.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 10.16% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 88.22% Native American, 0.46% Asian, and 0.92% from two or more races. 0.23% of the population were Hispanics or Latinos of any race.

There were 110 households out of which 54.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 22.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.3% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 0.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.93 and the average family size was 4.24.

The age distribution was 42.0% under 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 13.6% from 45 to 64, and 4.4% who were 65 or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 147.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 130.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $48,036, and the median income for a family was $46,875. Males had a median income of $31,667 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,876. About 3.2% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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