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%

Key findings

  • The population density in Shishmaref is 24150% 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
  • In Shishmaref 0.19% of the population is Asian

Compare Shishmaref, AK Demographics


      Shishmaref population breakdown by race

      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Shishmaref age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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