Selawik, Alaska

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Selawik, Alaska

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

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Comparative Profile of Selawik, Alaska

Comparing Selawik 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
Male Share of the Population 10 4
Racial Diversity 1 3
Female Share of the Population 1 7
Senior Citizens 1 4
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 2 2


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 6
Working at Home 3 3
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5
Affordability of Rents 3 8
People Living Alone 1 1

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Selawik Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 449 miles NW of Anchorage, Alaska
County Northwest Arctic
P.O. Box Zip Codes 99770
Phone Area Codes 907
Time Zone Alaska (-9 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 66.29
Longitude -158.96

Selawik Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 108.1 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 122.3 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
Distance 209.8 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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Selawik Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 772 100%
Male 401 51.9%
Female 371 48.1%
Under 18 371 48.1%
18+ 401 51.9%
65+ 43 5.6%
Median Age 18.9
Average Family Size 4.78
White 25 3.2%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 6 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 732 94.8%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Selawik Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 819
Growth 47
Growth % 6.1%

Selawik 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) 97.6%
English 1.1%
German 0.5%
Finnish 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Scottish 0.2%
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Selawik High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 278 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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