Nome, Alaska

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Nome, Alaska

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Nome Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Nome Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Nome Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Nome Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Nome Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 8% Nome Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Nome Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 16% Nome People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Nome, Alaska

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 5
Portion of People Married 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
People Above Poverty 8 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 7
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Working at Home 8 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Housing Recently Built 9 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 5
People Living Alone 5 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Affordability of Rents 1 1

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Nome Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 536 miles NW of Anchorage, Alaska
County Nome
P.O. Box Zip Codes 99762
Phone Area Codes 907
Time Zone Alaska (-9 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 64.82
Longitude -165.

Nome Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station NOME AP
Distance 24.9 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 158 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
Distance 237.7 miles
Jan Temp -16 to -1 F
Apr Temp 14 to 34 F
Jul Temp 52 to 69 F
Oct Temp 17 to 29 F
Annual Precip 13 inches
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Nome Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,505 100%
Male 1,876 53.5%
Female 1,629 46.5%
Under 18 1,118 31.9%
18+ 2,387 68.1%
65+ 219 6.2%
Median Age 32.4
Average Family Size 3.45
White 1,328 37.9%
African-American 30 0.9%
Asian 54 1.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 1,789 51%
Other 15 0.4%
Mixed Race 287 8.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 72 2.1%

Estimated Nome Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,590
Growth 85
Growth % 2.4%

Nome 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) 64.3%
German 6.8%
English 4.8%
Irish 3.7%
Norwegian 3.7%
US/American 3.1%
Swedish 1.6%
Greek 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Scandinavian 1%
Italian 1%
European 1%
Polish 1%
Danish 0.6%
Russian 0.5%
Finnish 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Basque 0.4%
Icelander 0.4%
Dutch 0.3%
Jamaican 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Other Arab 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Nome, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Little Diomede (99762)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nome Public Libraries

Kegoayah Kozga Library
Nome, Alaska
(907) 443-6628
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Nome High Schools (2004)

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Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 287 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

A Non-traditional School
Serves 8 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8

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1. Ketchikan, Alaska 85.7   31.5% 9.3% 21.4% 12 $52,529 7.1% 32.6% 7,922 7.6% 67.7 1.8% 5.2
2. Kenai, Alaska 84.3   26.9% 6.4% 16% 19 $56,856 8% 17.2% 6,942 9.8% 43.7 1.9% 6.3
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