Nuiqsut, Alaska

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Nuiqsut

Nuiqsat
A row of homes in the center of Nuiqsut, Alaska
A row of homes in the center of Nuiqsut, Alaska
Nuiqsut is located in Alaska
Nuiqsut
Nuiqsut
Location in Alaska
Coordinates: 70°12′59″N 151°00′21″W / 70.21639°N 151.00583°W / 70.21639; -151.00583Coordinates: 70°12′59″N 151°00′21″W / 70.21639°N 151.00583°W / 70.21639; -151.00583
CountryUnited States
StateAlaska
BoroughNorth Slope
IncorporatedJune 24, 1975[1]
Government
 • MayorMamie Pardue
 • State senatorDonny Olson (D)
 • State rep.John Lincoln (D)
Area
 • Total8.89 sq mi (23.02 km2)
 • Land8.89 sq mi (23.02 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
23 ft (7 m)
Population
 • Total402
 • Estimate 
(2019)
425
 • Density47.82/sq mi (18.46/km2)
Time zoneUTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
99789
Area code907
FIPS code02-56320
GNIS feature ID1416680, 2419439

Nuiqsut (Inupiaq: Nuiqsat, IPA: [nuiχsɐt]) is a city[3] in North Slope Borough, Alaska, United States. The population was 433 at the 2000 census[4] and 402 as of the 2010 census.[3]



Geography[change | change source]

Nuiqsut is located at 70°12′59″N 151°0′21″W / 70.21639°N 151.00583°W / 70.21639; -151.00583 (70.216338, -151.005725).[5]

Nuiqsut is in the North Slope Borough on the Nechelik Channel, about 35 miles (56 km) from the Beaufort Sea coast and is 152 kilometres (94 mi) southeast from Barrow. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.2 square miles (24 km2), all of it land. Air travel to the Nuiqsut Airport provides the only year-round access to Nuiqsut. Nuiqsut is accessible during the winter via an ice road and was featured in season four episode one of the History television channel series Ice Road Truckers, when a convoy of truckers delivered supplies to the village.

A road is being built to connect Nuiqsut to the road system, through Conoco Phillips Alpine Oil reserve.[source?]


Climate[change | change source]

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) −10
(−23)
−6
(−21)
−10
(−23)
11
(−12)
30
(−1)
53
(12)
60
(16)
54
(12)
42
(6)
27
(−3)
9
(−13)
−3
(−19)
21
(−6)
Daily mean °F (°C) −18
(−28)
−13
(−25)
−17
(−27)
3
(−16)
25
(−4)
45
(7)
51
(11)
46
(8)
37
(3)
22
(−6)
1
(−17)
−10
(−23)
14
(−10)
Average low °F (°C) −25
(−32)
−21
(−29)
−25
(−32)
−5
(−21)
19
(−7)
36
(2)
42
(6)
39
(4)
31
(−1)
17
(−8)
−6
(−21)
−18
(−28)
7
(−14)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.7
(18)
0.6
(15)
0.5
(13)
0.10
(2.5)
0.29
(7.4)
0.24
(6.1)
0.72
(18)
0.85
(22)
0.48
(12)
0.5
(13)
0.5
(13)
0.13
(3.3)
5.61
(143.3)
Average relative humidity (%) 79 78 79 84 88 78 78 85 89 89 84 81 83
Average dew point °F (°C) −21
(−29)
−17
(−27)
−21
(−29)
−1
(−18)
21
(−6)
37
(3)
43
(6)
40
(4)
33
(1)
19
(−7)
−2
(−19)
−14
(−26)
10
(−12)
Source: timeanddate.com[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1996 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League/Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. January 1996. p. 110.
  2. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Nuiqsut city, Alaska". Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
  4. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. "Annual Weather Averages in City of Nuiqsut". timeanddate.com. Retrieved June 19, 2020.