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The northernmost community in the United States.

Barrow is in North Slope Borough.

It is the borough seat.

The community was named after Sir John Barrow, secretary of the British Admiralty.

The latitude of Barrow is 71.290N. The longitude is -156.788W.

It is in the Alaska Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,421.


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Median household income
Local
$67,097
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Barrow demographic reports
Barrow is on the Arctic Ocean.
Former and merged names include:
· Nuwuk
· Utkiakvik
The U.S. Navy's Arctic Research Laboratory is located nearby.
The sun never sets for 82 days each summer and never rises for 67 days each winter.
Barrow received national attention for 1935 plane crash which killed humorist Will Rogers and pilot Wiley Post.
Wildlife: Bowhead, gray, killer and beluga whales migrate near here each summer.

Historic sites and museums: Inupiat Heritage Center
Colleges and universities: Ilisagvik College
Quotes:
The Aleutians are our most remote outpost -- seventy treeless, volcanic islands that curl out of the Alaska Peninsula, separating the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
-- A Sense of Place: Listening to Americans
David Lamb

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7% of Barrow residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Barrow ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Barrow was $22,902, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Barrow residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Barrow, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $875.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,309.


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Libraries in Barrow include Tuzzy Consortium Library ... View libraries

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National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KBRW-FM.

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The average commute time for Barrow workers is 9 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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“ The Aleutians are our most remote outpost -- seventy treeless, volcanic islands that curl out of the Alaska Peninsula, separating the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean. ”
~ A Sense of Place: Listening to Americans
David Lamb

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