Kotzebue, Alaska

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Kotzebue, Alaska

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Kotzebue Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Kotzebue Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Kotzebue Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Kotzebue Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Kotzebue Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Kotzebue, Alaska

Comparing Kotzebue 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 6
Male Share of the Population 9 3
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Racial Diversity 4 5
Female Share of the Population 2 9
Age of the Population 1 4
Senior Citizens 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 7
Portion of People Married 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 8
College Educated Adults 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
People Above Poverty 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 6
Working at Home 9 9
Public Transportation Use 9 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
Housing Recently Built 10 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
People Living Alone 2 4
Affordability of Rents 1 1

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Kotzebue Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 539 miles NW of Anchorage, Alaska
County Northwest Arctic
P.O. Box Zip Codes 99752
Phone Area Codes 907
Time Zone Alaska (-9 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 66.92
Longitude -162.03

Kotzebue Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp -9 to 4 F
Apr Temp 3 to 20 F
Jul Temp 49 to 60 F
Oct Temp 19 to 28 F
Annual Precip 10 inches
Station NOME AP
Distance 192.6 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 303.7 miles
Jan Temp -17 to -3 F
Apr Temp 15 to 38 F
Jul Temp 51 to 72 F
Oct Temp 16 to 29 F
Annual Precip 12.3 inches
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Kotzebue Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,082 100%
Male 1,556 50.5%
Female 1,526 49.5%
Under 18 1,227 39.8%
18+ 1,855 60.2%
65+ 127 4.1%
Median Age 25.9
Average Family Size 3.93
White 600 19.5%
African-American 10 0.3%
Asian 56 1.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 2,194 71.2%
Other 24 0.8%
Mixed Race 196 6.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 36 1.2%

Estimated Kotzebue Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,237
Growth 155
Growth % 5%

Kotzebue 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) 79.6%
German 4.3%
Irish 3.7%
US/American 3.1%
English 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
European 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Italian 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Dutch 0.3%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Kotzebue Public Libraries

Chukchi Consortium Library
Kotzebue, Alaska
(907) 442-2410
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Kotzebue High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

Serves 440 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 8 students.

Kotzebue Colleges

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