is a city located in North Slope Borough, Alaska
. As of the 2000
census, the population of the city is 4,581.
Geography\nBarrow is located at 71°18'1" North, 156°44'9" West (71.300371, -156.735840)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 55.2 km²
). 47.7 km² (18.4 mi²) of it is land and 7.6 km² (2.9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 13.74% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2
, there are 4,581 people, 1,371 households, and 941 families residing in the city. The population density
is 96.1/km² (249.0/mi²). There are 1,620 housing units at an average density of 34.0/km² (88.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 21.83% White
, 1.00% Black
or African American
, 57.19% Native American
, 9.41% Asian
, 1.35% Pacific Islander
, 0.70% from other races
, and 8.51% from two or more races. 3.34% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 1,371 households out of which 46.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.3% are married couples living together, 18.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% are non-families. 23.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 1.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.27 and the average family size is 3.91.
In the city the population is spread out with 36.7% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 3.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 29 years. For every 100 females there are 107.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 109.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $67,097, and the median income for a family is $68,203. Males have a median income of $51,959 versus $46,382 for females. The per capita income for the city is $22,902. 8.6% of the population and 7.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.2% are under the age of 18 and 11.4% are 65 or older.