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ZIP Code 99772

Post Office City:Shishmaref, AK (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Nome Census Area
Timezone: America/Nome (3:19am)
Area code: 907 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:66.1, -166.5
ZIP (~51 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 99772

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Primary/preferred city:
Shishmaref, AK

Stats and Demographics for the 99772 ZIP Code

ZIP code 99772 is located in northwest Alaska and covers an extremely large 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 99772 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 extremely 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 99772 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 567
Population Density 0 people per sq mi
Housing Units 215
Median Home Value $147,900
Land Area 3,576.33 sq mi
Water Area 379.78 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 141
Median Household Income $36,750

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 23Male Median Age: 22Female Median Age: 23

Under 5413273
85 Plus202


 Male 314 55%
 Female 253 45%


 White 22 3.9%
 Black Or African American 0 0.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 536 94.5%
 Asian 2 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 0 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 7 1.2%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus202

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 47 33%
 Single Guardian 64 45%
 Singles 24 17%
 Singles With Roommate 6 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 4
 Households without Kids 57 40%
 Households with Kids 84 60%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 99772 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 99772 were primarily built in the 1970s. Looking at 99772 real estate data, the median home value of $147,900 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 99772 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $200-$299/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 99772 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

For more information, see Shishmaref, AK house value.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 563 99.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 4 0.7%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2 1%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 82 38%
 Renter Occupied Households 57 27%
 Households Vacant 74 34%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 2 3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 65 88%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 7 9%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 5 11%
 1 Bedroom 7 15%
 2 Bedroom 10 22%
 3+ Bedroom 24 52%
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 $36,750 is compared to the rest of the country.

ZIP 99772 is unusual in that "Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means" is the most frequent method of transportation to work instead of vehicles. 99772 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 99772 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 99772 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 46 13%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 196 53%
 No Earnings 125 34%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 46 13%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 196 53%
 No Earnings 125 34%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 0 0%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 127 100%
 Worked at Home 0 0%
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. A very small percentage of people in the area attended and graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 60 23%
 High School Graduate 194 73%
 Associate's degree 6 2%
 Bachelor's degree 5 2%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 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 200 88%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 28 12%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 99772

ZIP Code 99772 is in the Bering Strait School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 99772.

Shishmaref School
Seaview Lane
Shishmaref, AK 99772
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Bering Strait School District

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