in the Nome Census Area
- Area Type
- Place of Interest
- Current Population
- Population Comment
- 2013 Department of Labor Estimate
- Pronunciation/Other Names
- Community's Judicial District
- Recording District
- Cape Nome
- Census Designated Place (CDP)
- Borough/Census Area FIPS Code
- Place FIPS
Geography and Climate
- Port Clarence is west of Teller on the Seward Peninsula. It was built on the northern tip of a sand spit in Port Clarence.
- The Seward Peninsula has a maritime climate with continental influences when the Bering Sea freezes. Summer temperatures average 44 to 57 °F; winter temperatures average from -9 to 8 °F. Annual precipitation averages 11.5 inches, with 50 inches of snowfall.
- Community Map Available
- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
History and Culture
- The 1893 U.S. Census listed a collective village at this site with a population of 485, of which 236 were native and 249 were foreign. Their descendants are the residents of nearby Brevig Mission, Teller, and Wales. Port Clarence is currently a Coast Guard LORAN station.
- Port Clarence is currently a U.S. Coast Guard Base. All residents live in private rooms in a group quarters facility.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- A federally-owned lighted paved runway with restricted access is owned and operated by the U.S. Coast Guard in Port Clarence.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
- Road Connection
- Community's Senate District
- Community's House District