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People

Total Population 4,293
Male Share of the Population 52.6%
Female Share of the Population 47.4%
Senior Citizens 4.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,713
Age of the Population 27

Families

% of people married 42%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $93,646
% Above Poverty Level 88.3%
% Below Poverty Level 11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 7 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 12.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,134
Median House Value $165,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 88.9%
US/American 0%
English 1.7%
Irish 2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Barrow Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 724 miles N of Anchorage, Alaska
County North Slope
P.O. Box Zip Codes 99723, 99734, 99759, 99789, 99791
Phone Area Codes 907
Time Zone Alaska (-9 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 71.29
Longitude -156.788

Barrow Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BARROW AP
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp -20 to -8 F
Apr Temp -7 to 6 F
Jul Temp 34 to 47 F
Oct Temp 10 to 19 F
Annual Precip 4.1 inches
Station UMIAT
Distance 171.5 miles
Jan Temp -31 to -14 F
Apr Temp -12 to 13 F
Jul Temp 42 to 67 F
Oct Temp 2 to 18 F
Annual Precip 5.3 inches
Station KUPARUK
Distance 177 miles
Jan Temp -23 to -12 F
Apr Temp -9 to 6 F
Jul Temp 38 to 56 F
Oct Temp 8 to 19 F
Annual Precip 3.6 inches

Barrow Public Libraries

Library
Tuzzy Consortium Library
5421 NORTH STAR STREET
Barrow, Alaska
(907) 852-1720
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Barrow Hospitals

SAMUEL SIMMONDS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Federal)
BOX 29
(907) 852-4611
Emergency Service: No

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Barrow High Schools

BARROW HIGH SCHOOL
1684 OKPIK ST.
907-852-8950
Serves 308 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.1

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