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North Slope Borough, Alaska

 

North Slope Borough, Alaska

North Slope Borough, Alaska
Seal of North Slope Borough, Alaska
Seal
Map of Alaska highlighting North Slope Borough
Location in the state of Alaska
Map of the United States highlighting Alaska
Alaska's location in the U.S.
Incorporated July 2, 1972[1][2]
Seat Barrow
Largest city Barrow
Area
 • Total 94,796 sq mi (245,521 km2)
 • Land 88,695 sq mi (229,719 km2)
 • Water 6,101 sq mi (15,802 km2), 6.4%
Population
 • (2010) 9,430
 • Density 0.1/sq mi (0/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Alaska: UTC-9/-8
Website .org.north-slopewww
Rolling green tundra hills and a river on the North Slope
The Anaktuvuk River flows North toward the Arctic Ocean. Much of the North Slope borough is characterized by vast, uninhabited gently rolling tundra.

North Slope Borough is a borough located largely in the North Slope region of the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,430.[3] The borough seat is Barrow.[4]

As of 2012 the mayor is Charlotte Brower.[5]

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Adjacent boroughs and census areas 1.1
    • National protected areas 1.2
    • Other federal areas 1.3
  • Demographics 2
  • Communities 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 94,796 square miles (245,520 km2), of which 88,695 square miles (229,720 km2) is land and 6,101 square miles (15,800 km2) (6.4%) is water.[6] The borough is larger than 39 states.[7]

Its western coastline is along the Chukchi Sea, while its eastern shores (beyond Point Barrow) are on the Beaufort Sea.

The North Slope Borough is the largest county-level political subdivision in the United States by area, with a larger land area than that of the state of Utah (itself the 13th largest state in the nation). Although the adjacent Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area is larger in area, it has no borough-level government. The borough is also the third-least densely populated county-level entity in the United States (after the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area and the Lake and Peninsula Borough).

Adjacent boroughs and census areas

It also shares its eastern border with Yukon, Canada, which has no subdivisions.

National protected areas

Map of northern Alaska showing location of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, (ANWR), and the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPRA).

Other federal areas

Demographics

As of the census[13] of 2010, there were 7,385 people, 2,109 households, and 1,524 families residing in the borough. The population density was 12.03 square miles (31.2 km2) per person. There were 2,538 housing units at an average density of 35 square miles (91 km2) per unit. The racial makeup of the borough was 17.09% White, 0.72% Black or African American, 68.38% Native American, mostly Inuit, 5.92% Asian, 0.84% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 6.55% from two or more races. 2.37% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race. 42.84% reported speaking Iñupiaq or "Eskimo" at home, while 4.21% speak Tagalog.[14]

There were 2,109 households out of which 48.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 18.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.70% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.45 and the average family size was 4.05.

In the borough the population was spread out with 38.2% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 18.10% from 45 to 64, and 4.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 112.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.90 males.

Communities

North Slope Borough Police

See also

References

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External links

  • North-Slope.org - Official Borough Website
  • Borough map, 2000 census: Alaska Department of Labor
  • Borough map, 2010 census: Alaska Department of Labor

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