Nuiqsut, AK


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United States / Alaska / No Metro Area / North Slope Borough / Nuiqsut / Zip Codes
Nuiqsut, AK

About Nuiqsut, AK

Living in Nuiqsut, AK is an experience unlike any other. Located on the Colville River Delta, it is a small village of just over 400 people that has remained largely unchanged for centuries. The local people are friendly and welcoming, keeping traditional customs alive to this day. Life in Nuiqsut revolves around subsistence activities such as fishing and hunting for caribou, moose and bear. There is also a deep-rooted connection to the land – with the tundra providing food, shelter and cultural identity for many generations of Inupiat Eskimos. Life here means embracing the remoteness and beauty of nature while also taking advantage of modern amenities such as television and internet access. Despite its many challenges, life in Nuiqsut provides an opportunity to connect deeply with nature and experience a unique way of life rooted in tradition.

Location Details

State: Alaska
County: North Slope Borough
Metro Area: No Metro Area
City: Nuiqsut
Zip Codes: 99789
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Nuiqsut Cost of Living
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$110,200
-206.8% lower than avg
$68,393
-0.9% lower than avg
$1,328 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
+13.6% higher than avg
Nuiqsut Crime
43.5 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in Nuiqsut, Alaska
$21,240
for a family
$54,800
for a single person
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