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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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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.
20% of Barrow residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Barrow, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $875. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,309.
Libraries in Barrow include Tuzzy Consortium Library ... View libraries
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KBRW-FM.
The average commute time for Barrow workers is 9 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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