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Crocodile Feeding at the Billabong Sanctuary, 2009
Nome is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 1,016 (2016 census)
 • Density 19.134/km2 (49.56/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4816
Area 53.1 km2 (20.5 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) City of Townsville
State electorate(s) Burdekin
Federal Division(s)
Localities around Nome:
Stuart Cape Cleveland Cape Cleveland
Julago Nome Cape Cleveland
Alligator Creek Alligator Creek Mount Elliot

Nome is a rural locality in the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Nome had a population of 1,016 people.


In the 2011 Australian Census, Nome had a population of 992. Of these, 525 were male, and 467 were female. 22.7% of the population was under the age of 15, and 9.7% were 65 or older. The median age was 47, the median personal income was A$635/week, and the median household income was A$1356/week. Most residents were Australian by birth, but Nome also has significant communities from the United Kingdom and New Zealand.


Nome has an area of 53.3 square kilometers and an average elevation of 39 meters above sea level. It is located on the Bruce Highway between Townsville and the state capital of Brisbane.


Nome is the home of the Billabong Sanctuary, an interactive wildlife sanctuary.

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