Kotzebue, Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska

Kotzebue: City in Alaska, USA

About

Kotzebue is a city located in the county of Northwest Arctic Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Its population at the 2010 census was 3,201. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 3,260 inhabitants.

The city was created 64 years ago in 1958.

Quick Facts about Kotzebue

Population : 3,260 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Alaska (United States)
County : Northwest Arctic Borough
Postal code : 99752
Phone Area Codes : 907
Water as percent of area : 5.89%
Land as percent of area : 94.11%
Named for : Otto von Kotzebue
Altitude : 20 feet / 6 meters
Capital city : Kotzebue is capital of Northwest Arctic Borough
Establishment : October 10, 1958 (64 years ago)
Time Zone : Alaska Time Zone
Local time : 00:06:38 (10th December 2022)
Population growth : 1.81% (2010-2020)
Kotzebue locator map
Location of Kotzebue on Alaska map.
Kotzebue Alaska aerial view image
Kotzebue Alaska aerial view
Kotzebue Alaska aerial view image

Geography

Kotzebue is located at 66°53'54"N 162°35'53"W (66.8984600, -162.5980900).

Kotzebue map

Demographics

The population of Kotzebue increased by 1.81% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 3,201 - census
2011 3,283 2.5% estimation process
2012 3,286 0.09% estimation process
2013 3,296 0.3% estimation process
2014 3,318 0.66% estimation process
2015 3,297 -0.64% estimation process
2016 3,266 -0.95% estimation process
2017 3,322 1.69% estimation process
2018 3,277 -1.37% estimation process
2019 3,246 -0.96% estimation process
2020 3,260 0.43% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 7,621
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 7,523
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 1.3%
April 1, 2020 Population : 7,793
April 1, 2010 Population : 7,523
People under 5 years old, percentage : 10.5%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 36.2%
People over 65 (%) : 7.3%
Female persons, % : 46.2%
White only, percent : 11.7%
Black or African American alone, percent : 1.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 79.6%
Asians alone % : 1.0%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.2%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 5.7%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 3.7%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 10.7%
2015-2019 Veterans : 286
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 1.5%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 2,756

Kotzebue zip code is 99752. County name: Northwest Arctic, County fips: 02188

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 2,756
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 56.2%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $141,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,335
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $598
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,304
Permits for construction, 2020 : 12
2015-2019 Households : 1,795
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 4.06
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 87.2%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 35.6%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 86.5%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 76.7%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 82.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 13.2%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 5.8%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 17.5%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 60.9%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 59.1%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 6,115
2012 total retail sales per capita : NA
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 5.8
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $60,906
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $23,780
Percentage of people living in poverty : 24.0%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 68
2019 total employment : 1,822
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 181,804
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : -2.0%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 235
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 257
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 148
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 73
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 163
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 72
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 25
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 215
2010 population per square mile : 0.2
2010 land area in square miles : 35,572.58

People born in Kotzebue (5)

People born in Kotzebue, including dog musher John Baker, politician Willie Hensley, politician John E. Curtis, .

List

  • Eva Heffle she was born in 17/11/1935
  • John Lincoln (American politician) he was born in 17/12/1981

Post offices near Kotzebue

Post Office Name City ZIP
Kotzebu Post Office Kotzebue (AK) 99752

Other cities in Northwest Arctic Borough

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Northwest Arctic Borough , AK.

City Name Population Title
Selawik 840 City in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska, United States
Noorvik 679 City in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska, United States
Buckland 422 City in Alaska, USA
Kivalina 379 Alaska town facing tundra erosion
Kiana 338 City in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska, United States
Shungnak 267 City in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska, United States
Kobuk 153 City in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska, United States
Deering 123 City in Alaska

Distance to Other Cities

Kotzebue distances to largest Alaska cities