Though the ancestors of today’s Inuit gave up their nomadic lifestyle in the 1950s and 60s, many still preserve parts of their traditional culture. Many still hunt and fish, and Inuit arts and crafts are also an important part of the community. The town has over 400 people, many of whom also work for community institutions such as health clinic and school, as well as the different level of government – federal, territorial and municipal.
The hamlet is governmed through a senrior administrative officer and a municipal government that includes a mayor and eight councilors. The administrative building of the hamlet also houses the post office.
The Qaqqalik School allows for Kimmirut residents to complete their education in the hamlet, without traveling outside of the community. The school also runs a community library that furnishes internet access during school terms. Adult learning is offered by the Nunavut Arctic College which gives courses that range from jewelry techniques to early childhood education. A daycare is also available.