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Kotzebue, Alaska

Kotzebue is a city located in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 3,082.


\nKotzebue is located at 66°53'50" North, 162°35'8" West (66.897192, -162.585444)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 74.2 km² (28.7 mi²). 69.9 km² (27.0 mi²) of it is land and 4.3 km² (1.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 5.76% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 3,082 people, 889 households, and 656 families residing in the city. The population density is 44.1/km² (114.1/mi²). There are 1,007 housing units at an average density of 14.4/km² (37.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 19.47% White, 0.32% Black or African American, 71.19% Native American, 1.82% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.78% from other races, and 6.36% from two or more races. 1.17% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 889 households out of which 50.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% are married couples living together, 17.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% are non-families. 19.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 2.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.40 and the average family size is 3.93. In the city the population is spread out with 39.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 4.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 26 years. For every 100 females there are 102.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 104.5 males. The median income for a household in the city is $57,163, and the median income for a family is $58,068. Males have a median income of $42,604 versus $36,453 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,289. 13.1% of the population and 9.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 14.9% are under the age of 18 and 6.0% are 65 or older.