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ZIP Code 99783

Post Office City:Wales, AK (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Nome Census Area
Timezone: America/Nome (2:44am)
Area code: 907 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:65, -168
ZIP (~72 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 99783

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Primary/preferred city:
Wales, AK

Stats and Demographics for the 99783 ZIP Code

ZIP code 99783 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 99783 are primarily American Indian or Alaskan Native. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large. There are also an extremely small number of families and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 99783 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 145
Population Density 6 people per sq mi
Housing Units 51
Median Home Value $118,800
Land Area 24.06 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 43
Median Household Income $37,750

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 25Male Median Age: 28Female Median Age: 18

Under 571118
85 Plus000


 Male 82 57%
 Female 63 43%


 White 9 6%
 Black Or African American 0 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 123 85%
 Asian 0 0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0%
 Other Race 0 0%
 Two Or More Races 13 9%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus000

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 15 35%
 Single Guardian 9 21%
 Singles 16 37%
 Singles With Roommate 3 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 23 53%
 Households with Kids 20 47%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 99783 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 99783 were primarily built in the 1970s. Looking at 99783 real estate data, the median home value of $118,800 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 99783 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 99783 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 145 100%
 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 4 8%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 15 29%
 Renter Occupied Households 24 47%
 Households Vacant 8 16%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 2 25%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 13%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1 13%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 4 50%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 6 38%
 2 Bedroom 4 25%
 3+ Bedroom 6 38%
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 $37,750 is compared to the rest of the country.

ZIP 99783 is unusual in that "Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means" is the most frequent method of transportation to work instead of vehicles. 99783 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. A higher percentage of people in 99783 than almost anywhere in the country avoid a commute altogether by working at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 99783 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.

For more information, see Wales, AK incomes.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 16 18%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 43 48%
 No Earnings 30 34%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 16 18%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 43 48%
 No Earnings 30 34%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2 5%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 34 79%
 Worked at Home 7 16%
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 25 37%
 High School Graduate 39 58%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 3 4%
 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 13 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 99783

ZIP Code 99783 is in the Bering Strait School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 99783.

Wales School
490 Main Street
Wales, AK 99783
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Bering Strait School District

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