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Shishmaref is in Nome census area.
The community was named for a nearby inlet, which was named for Lt. Glieb Shishmarev (or Shishmaref).
The latitude of Shishmaref is 66.256N. The longitude is -166.071W.Elevation is 16 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 560.
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1% of Shishmaref residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shishmaref ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shishmaref was $10,487, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Shishmaref residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Shishmaref, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $414. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $603.
The average commute time for Shishmaref workers is 5 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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