Shishmaref demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)243191
Median age24.633.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.2:11.1:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)34%53%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1851%48%43%
Speak English72%84%79%
Speak Spanish0%4%13%
Shishmaref, AK has a population of 539 and is the 19,110th largest city in the United States. The population density is 243 per sq mi which is 21945% higher than the Alaska average and 168% higher than the national average. The median age in Shishmaref is 25 which is approximately 27% lower than the Alaska average of 34. In Shishmaref, 34% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 72% speak English and 0% speak Spanish. 96% of Shishmaref residents were born in Alaska, 3% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 0% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Shishmaref is 21945% higher than Alaska.
  • The median age in Shishmaref is 27% lower than Alaska.
  • In Shishmaref 2.97% of the population is White.
  • In Shishmaref 0.00% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Shishmaref 0.19% of the population is Asian.

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Shishmaref population breakdown by race

Black or African American0.00%3.32%12.63%
American Indian95.73%14.06%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%1.20%0.18%
Mixed race1.11%8.46%3.06%
Other race0.00%1.34%4.75%
In Shishmaref, 0.4% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Shishmaref, AK demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).