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Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska

Northwest Arctic Borough is a borough located in the U.S. State of Alaska. As of 2000, the population is 7,208. The borough seat is Kotzebue.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Cities and towns


\nThe borough has a total area of 105,573 km² (40,762 mi²). 92,976 km² (35,898 mi²) of it is land and 12,597 km² (4,864 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 11.93% water.

Adjacent boroughs and census areas


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 7,208 people, 1,780 households, and 1,404 families residing in the borough. The population density is 0/km² (0/mi²). There are 2,540 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (0/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough is 12.32% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 82.46% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 3.70% from two or more races. 0.79% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 1,780 households out of which 55.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.90% are married couples living together, 19.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 21.10% are non-families. 16.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 2.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.87 and the average family size is 4.36. In the borough the population is spread out with 41.50% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 15.50% from 45 to 64, and 5.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 24 years. For every 100 females there are 114.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 120.70 males.

Cities and towns

Ambler\n*Buckland\n*Deering\n*Kiana\n*Kivalina\n*Kobuk\n*Kotzebue\n*Noatak\n*Noorvik\n*Red Dog Mine\n*Selawik\n*Shungnak