The Nome Census Area
The Nome Census Area has fewer than 10,000 people and less than one person per square mile, but its presence is much larger. People are often familiar with Nome as the finish line of the world-famous Iditarod sled dog race, and recently as the site of a Discovery Channel reality show called 'Bering Sea Gold.' It's also a stop along the well-known Iron Dog snowmachine race. In many ways, Nome reflects Alaska's grandeur and many recreational opportunities.