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ZIP Code 99782

Post Office City:Wainwright, AK (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: North Slope Borough
Timezone: America/Anchorage (9:55pm)
Area code: 907 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:70, -161
ZIP (~146 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 99782

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Primary/preferred city:
Wainwright, AK

Stats and Demographics for the 99782 ZIP Code

ZIP code 99782 is located in northwest 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 99782 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 a small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 99782 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

For more information, see Wainwright, AK population.

Population 556
Population Density 31 people per sq mi
Housing Units 179
Median Home Value $86,700
Land Area 17.94 sq mi
Water Area 3.60 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 147
Median Household Income $61,875

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 28Male Median Age: 29Female Median Age: 26

Under 5292655
85 Plus000


 Male 299 54%
 Female 257 46%


 White 45 8%
 Black Or African American 0 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 501 90%
 Asian 0 0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0%
 Other Race 0 0%
 Two Or More Races 10 2%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus000

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 64 44%
 Single Guardian 51 35%
 Singles 25 17%
 Singles With Roommate 7 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 4
 Households without Kids 68 46%
 Households with Kids 79 54%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 99782 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 99782 were primarily built in the 1970s. Looking at 99782 real estate data, the median home value of $86,700 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 99782 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 99782 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 536 96%
 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 20 4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 35 20%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 64 36%
 Renter Occupied Households 48 27%
 Households Vacant 32 18%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 6 19%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 6 19%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 7 22%
 For Migrant Workers 2 6%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 11 34%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 7 13%
 1 Bedroom 7 13%
 2 Bedroom 15 29%
 3+ Bedroom 23 44%
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 $61,875 is compared to the rest of the country.

ZIP 99782 is unusual in that "Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means" is the most frequent method of transportation to work instead of vehicles. 99782 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 99782 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 97 26%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 181 48%
 No Earnings 100 26%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 97 26%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 181 48%
 No Earnings 100 26%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 68 37%
 Public transportation 3 2%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 105 57%
 Worked at Home 9 5%
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 82 27%
 High School Graduate 207 68%
 Associate's degree 12 4%
 Bachelor's degree 0 0%
 Master's degree 3 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 121 92%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 11 8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 99782

ZIP Code 99782 is in the North Slope Borough School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 99782.

Alak School
567 Main St
Wainwright, AK 99782
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: North Slope Borough School District

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