If you are thinking about moving to Nome, don’t look for a McMansion! Our homes are typically under 2,000 sq feet because of the high cost of heating a home.
The average home in the Nome census area is 1,171 square feet and uses 161 million BTUs of energy
annually, compared to the statewide average of 227 million BTUs per year. Using AKWarm estimates, the average annual energy cost for homes in the Nome census area is $6,420.
This is approximately 1.5 times the statewide average and 2.8 times the national average.
Source: AHFC Nome Census Area Summary