Shishmaref, AK Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 150 housing units in Shishmaref. This represents a 10.3% growth from 136 in 1990.

Of those housing units, none were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 150 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Shishmaref is about 71.8%. Shishmaref's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 5.3%. Average household size is 3.87 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Shishmaref were built after 1978.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type18.70%
One Bedroom11.30%
Two Bedrooms22%
Three Bedrooms25.30%
Four Bedrooms22.70%
Five Bedrooms or more0%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size4.25
Median year structure was built1980
Median Value of occupied units$130,800

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.9
Median year structure was built1975

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage0%
Home Equity Loan0%
Simple Mortgage69%
Debt Free31%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs22.1%