Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska

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Aleutians West Census Area is a census area located in the U.S. state of Alaska. It contains most of the Aleutian Islands, from Attu Island in the west to Unalaska Island in the east, as well as the Pribilof Islands, which lie north of the Aleutians in the Bering Sea. As of 2010, the population is 5,561. It is part of the Unorganized Borough and therefore has no borough seat. Its largest city is Unalaska.

Geography[edit]

The census area has a total area of 14,116.67 square miles (36,562.0 km2), of which, 4,396.93 square miles (11,388.0 km2) of it is land and 9,719.74 square miles (25,174.0 km2) of it (68.85%) is water.

Adjacent boroughs and census areas[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 6,011
1970 8,057 34.0%
1980 7,768 −3.6%
1990 9,478 22.0%
2000 5,465 −42.3%
2010 5,561 1.8%
Est. 2012 5,547 −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[1]
2012 Estimate[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5,465 people, 1,270 households, and 736 families residing in the census area. The population density was 1.24 people per square mile (0.48/km²). There were 2,234 housing units at an average density of 0.51/sq mi (0.20/km²). The racial makeup of the census area was 40.04% White, 3.02% Black or African American, 20.95% Native American, 24.59% Asian, 0.62% Pacific Islander, 7.32% from other races, and 3.46% from two or more races. 10.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 13.89% reported speaking Tagalog at home, while 11.22% speak Spanish, 5.97% Aleut, and 4.51% Vietnamese [1].

There were 1,270 households out of which 35.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.00% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.00% were non-families. 32.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the census area the population was spread out with 17.20% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 47.60% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 2.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 180.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 202.10 males.

Cities and towns[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 52°N 177°W / 52°N 177°W / 52; -177