Village Name: Ambler 

(Part of the I AM Radio Network) 


Status: Installed 08/29/07 


Location Description: Ambler is located on the north bank of the Kobuk River, near the confluence of the Ambler and the Kobuk Rivers. It lies 45 miles north of the Arctic Circle. It is 138 miles northeast of Kotzebue, 30 miles northwest of Kobuk and 30 miles downriver from Shungnak. The community lies at approximately 67.086110° North Latitude and -157.851390° (West) Longitude. The area encompasses 9.5 sq. miles of land and 1.3 sq. miles of water. 


Climate: Ambler is located in the continental climate zone. Temperatures average -10 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter and 40 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer. Temperature extremes have been recorded from -65 to 92 degrees Fahrenheit. Snowfall averages 80 inches and precipitation is 16 inches total per year. The Kobuk River is navigable from early July to mid-October. 



Winter Trails: 

Runway: -State-owned 3,000' long by 60' wide 

Barge: -Crowley Marine Services 


Closest Major River: Kobuk River


Demographics: A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community -- the Ambler Traditional Council. The population of the community consists of 86.7% Alaska Native or part Native. The residents of Ambler are Kowagniut Inupiat Eskimos, with a traditional subsistence lifestyle. The sale or importation of alcohol is banned in the village. During the 2000 U.S. Census, total housing units numbered 98, and vacant housing units numbered 19. Vacant housing units used only seasonally numbered 2. U.S. Census data for Year 2000 showed 75 residents as employed. The unemployment rate at that time was 27.88 percent, although 46.81 percent of all adults were not in the work force. The median household income was $43,500, per capita income was $13,712, and 14.29 percent of residents were living below the poverty level. 


Power Source: AVEC 


Local Government Offices: City of Ambler, P.O. Box 9, 99786, 445-2122 

Native Village of Ambler, P.O. Box 47, 99786, 445-2196 

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Village Website: None 


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