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"There's no place like Nome"

Nome is in Nome census area.

The community name derives from mapmakers' errors in copying; the original notation was "? name."

The latitude of Nome is 64.501N. The longitude is -165.406W.

Elevation is 20 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,502.


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Median household income
Local
$59,402
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Nome demographic reports
Nome is on the Bering Sea, on the Seward Peninsula.
Nome became a boom town with 1898 gold strike.
Nearby parks & recreation: Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
Historic sites and museums: Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
Even Wyatt Earp had a tough time with Nome.
-- A Sense of Place: Listening to Americans
David Lamb

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8% of Nome residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Nome ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Nome was $23,402, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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

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Median rent in Nome, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $796.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,388.


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Libraries in Nome include Kegoayah Kozga Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Nome include Nome Nugget

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The average commute time for Nome workers is 7 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Nome include Aurora Inn & Executive Suite.

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~ A Sense of Place: Listening to Americans
David Lamb

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