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ZIP Code 99742

Post Office City:Gambell, AK (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Nome Census Area
Timezone: America/Nome (4:21pm)
Area code: 907 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:63.75, -171.69
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 99742

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Primary/preferred city:
Gambell, AK

Stats and Demographics for the 99742 ZIP Code

ZIP code 99742 is located in western Alaska and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 99742 are primarily American Indian or Alaskan Native. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 99742 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

For more information, see Gambell, AK households.

Population 681
Population Density 62 people per sq mi
Housing Units 200
Median Home Value $76,300
Land Area 10.90 sq mi
Water Area 19.45 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 164
Median Household Income $30,000

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 24Male Median Age: 28Female Median Age: 22

Under 5285482
85 Plus123


 Male 358 53%
 Female 323 47%


 White 26 3.8%
 Black Or African American 0 0.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 651 95.6%
 Asian 1 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 0 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 3 0.4%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus213

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 60 37%
 Single Guardian 63 38%
 Singles 32 20%
 Singles With Roommate 9 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 4
 Households without Kids 64 39%
 Households with Kids 100 61%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 99742 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 99742 were primarily built in the 1970s. Looking at 99742 real estate data, the median home value of $76,300 is low compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 99742 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 99742 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 681 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 30 15%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 107 54%
 Renter Occupied Households 27 14%
 Households Vacant 36 18%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 0 0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 6 17%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 17 47%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 13 36%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 4 10%
 1 Bedroom 11 27%
 2 Bedroom 15 37%
 3+ Bedroom 11 27%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $30,000 is compared to the rest of the country.

ZIP 99742 is unusual in that "Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means" is the most frequent method of transportation to work instead of vehicles. 99742 is extremely friendly to pedestrians/cyclists and the percentage of people using these transportation methods to commute to work are among the highest in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 99742 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 102 19%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 215 41%
 No Earnings 210 40%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 102 19%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 215 41%
 No Earnings 210 40%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 12 6%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 196 92%
 Worked at Home 5 2%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The area has a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 93 22%
 High School Graduate 280 66%
 Associate's degree 20 5%
 Bachelor's degree 25 6%
 Master's degree 4 1%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 186 87%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 28 13%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 99742

ZIP Code 99742 is in the Bering Strait School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 99742.

Gambell School
169 Main Street
Gambell, AK 99742
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Bering Strait School District

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