Gambell, Alaska

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Gambell, Alaska

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High Points

Gambell strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alaska):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Gambell Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 16% Gambell Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Gambell, Alaska

Comparing Gambell to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alaska (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Racial Diversity 1 3
Senior Citizens 1 5
Age of the Population 1 3
Female Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 8
Portion of People Married 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 2 3
Median Family Income 2 3
People Above Poverty 1 2
People in Middle Class or Better 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 8
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 8
Housing Recently Built 9 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 8
Affordability of Rents 4 9
People Living Alone 3 4

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Gambell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 707 miles W of Anchorage, Alaska
County Nome
P.O. Box Zip Codes 99742
Phone Area Codes 907
Time Zone Alaska (-9 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 63.5
Longitude -171.42

Gambell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WALES
Distance 176.5 miles
Jan Temp -7 to 7 F
Apr Temp 3 to 16 F
Jul Temp 43 to 52 F
Oct Temp 25 to 33 F
Annual Precip 11.4 inches
Station NOME AP
Distance 194.1 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 13 F
Apr Temp 12 to 27 F
Jul Temp 47 to 59 F
Oct Temp 23 to 34 F
Annual Precip 16.5 inches
Distance 440 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 30 F
Apr Temp 24 to 33 F
Jul Temp 43 to 50 F
Oct Temp 34 to 43 F
Annual Precip 23.2 inches
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Gambell Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 649 100%
Male 370 57%
Female 279 43%
Under 18 250 38.5%
18+ 399 61.5%
65+ 38 5.9%
Median Age 25.5
Average Family Size 4.82
White 23 3.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 621 95.7%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Gambell Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 653
Growth 4
Growth % 0.6%

Gambell Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 95.6%
German 1.4%
Norwegian 1%
Scottish 0.6%
Irish 0.4%
Italian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Swedish 0.2%
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Gambell High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 183 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

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