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Nome, Alaska

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Welcome to Nome ...

When the people of Nome refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Nomeite<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Nome has a population of 3,806 people<2> (see below for details).

The coastal city of Nome was established in 1898.

Nome is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Nome lies in the Alaskan Time Zone (AKST/AKDT) and observes daylight saving time

Nome is within the boundaries of the (907) area code.

The ZIP code for Nome: 99762<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Nome had a population of 3,598 people.

The population of Nome represents 0.51% of the total population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,598 people, the population of Nome increased 2.65% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 3,505 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Nome had an population of 3,806 people. This is an increase of 5.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.59% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Nome.

Communities near Nome ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Nome and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<5>.

Community   DirectionDistance
Salmon Lake   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Solomon   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Nome.

Communities Also Named Nome ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Nome - they are located in North Dakota and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Nome.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Nome. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Nome. Our list includes 27 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Nome:

Websites for Nome ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Page for Nome ...

Looking for more information about Nome? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

You can learn more by visiting the TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nome.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Nome. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Nome refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Nome may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Nome.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nome - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Nome). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Nome or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Nome. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nome) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Nome. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nome

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nome. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.4993, Longitude: -165.4009     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Nome.


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