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Wainwright is in North Slope Borough.
The community was named for Lt. John Wainwright, astronomer.
The latitude of Wainwright is 70.636N. The longitude is -160.038W.It is in the Alaska Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 529.
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2% of Wainwright residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wainwright ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wainwright was $16,709, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Wainwright residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wainwright, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $397. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $796.
Libraries in Wainwright include Alak Community/School Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Wainwright workers is 5 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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