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ZIP Code 99786

Post Office City:Ambler, AK (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Northwest Arctic Borough
Timezone: America/Anchorage (10:35pm)
Area code: 907 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:67.08, -157.86
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 99786

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Primary/preferred city:
Ambler, AK

Stats and Demographics for the 99786 ZIP Code

ZIP code 99786 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 99786 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 middle aged adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 99786 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 259
Population Density 0 people per sq mi
Housing Units 130
Median Home Value $75,000
Land Area 6,876.44 sq mi
Water Area 59.95 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 76
Median Household Income $38,750

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 29Male Median Age: 31Female Median Age: 28

Under 5201434
85 Plus123


 Male 132 51%
 Female 127 49%


 White 29 11.2%
 Black Or African American 1 0.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 219 84.6%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 0 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 10 3.9%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus202

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 32 42%
 Single Guardian 22 29%
 Singles 18 24%
 Singles With Roommate 4 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 37 49%
 Households with Kids 39 51%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 99786 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 99786 were primarily built in the 1970s. Looking at 99786 real estate data, the median home value of $75,000 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 99786 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 99786 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 99786 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 259 100%
 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 3 2%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 38 29%
 Renter Occupied Households 35 27%
 Households Vacant 54 42%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 4 7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 2%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 27 50%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 22 41%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 2 8%
 1 Bedroom 1 4%
 2 Bedroom 15 63%
 3+ Bedroom 6 25%
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 $38,750 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 99786 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

ZIP 99786 is unusual in that "Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means" is the most frequent method of transportation to work instead of vehicles. 99786 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. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 99786 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 99786 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 23 13%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 104 57%
 No Earnings 56 31%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 23 13%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 104 57%
 No Earnings 56 31%
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 53 87%
 Worked at Home 8 13%
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.

For more information, see Ambler, AK public school enrollment.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 32 22%
 High School Graduate 102 70%
 Associate's degree 5 3%
 Bachelor's degree 4 3%
 Master's degree 2 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 72 88%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 10 12%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 99786

ZIP Code 99786 is in the Northwest Arctic Borough School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 99786.

Ambler School
109 Ambler Dr
Ambler, AK 99786
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Northwest Arctic Borough School District

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