Alexander Creek, Alaska

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Alexander Creek, Alaska
Alexander, Alaska
Alaska Native Village Corporation
Alexander Creek, Alaska is located in Alaska
Alexander Creek, Alaska
Alexander Creek, Alaska
Location of Alexander Creek in the state of Alaska, United States
Coordinates (USGS GNIS 2419533): 61°25′18″N 150°36′0″W / 61.42167°N 150.60000°W / 61.42167; -150.60000Coordinates: 61°25′18″N 150°36′0″W / 61.42167°N 150.60000°W / 61.42167; -150.60000
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Matanuska-Susitna
Township T15N R7W Seward Meridian
Government[2]
 • Borough mayor Larry DeVilbiss[1]
 • President of village corporation Stephanie Thiele Thompson
Area
 • Total 56.8 sq mi (147 km2)
Elevation[3] 33 ft (10 m)
Population (1990)[4]
 • Total 40
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
Zipcode 99645
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-01655
GNIS feature ID 2419533

Alexander Creek, Alaska also known as Alexander, Alaska is an Alaskan Native American Indian Corporation and Alaskan Bush community on Susitna River delta, near mouth of Alexander Creek[disambiguation needed], 27 miles (43 km) northwest of Anchorage, Alaska Cook Inlet Low.[3]

History[edit]

Alexander, Alaska at 61°25′2″N 150°35′49″W / 61.41722°N 150.59694°W / 61.41722; -150.59694 (Alexander, Alaska), elevation: 30 feet (9.1 m), is a small, 2.4 miles (3.9 km) long, Indian village which was reported in 1898 by Eldridge (1900, map 3).[5]

Geography[edit]

Alexander Creek, Alaska is located at 61°25′18″N 150°36′0″W / 61.42167°N 150.60000°W / 61.42167; -150.60000 (Alexander Creek, Alaska), on the west bank of Alexander Creek near its confluence with the big Susitna River (about 10 miles (16 km) above the big Susitna River mouth on Cook Inlet of the Pacific Ocean); approximately 27 miles (43 km) northwest of Anchorage, Alaska in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska and the Anchorage Recording District. [6]

  • ANVSA Name Alexander, AK
  • Land Area 56.8 square miles (147 km2)[4]

Climate[edit]

Need to research an official source:
National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Demographics[edit]

1990 Census statistics:

Population[edit]

  • Total population 40[4]
    • Resident population 37[7][8]
    • White (non-Hispanic) population 30, 75%[8]
    • Alaskan Native population 10, 25%[8]
    • 5 to 18 years old 1, 10%[8]
        • 10 to 14 years old 1, 10%[8]
        • own child 1, 10%[8]
        • married-couple family 1, 10%[8]
        • 12 years 1, 10%[8]
    • 18 to 24 years old 2, 20%[8]
        • 20 to 24 years old 2, 20%[8]
        • 20 years 1, 10%[8]
    • 25 to 44 years old 3, 30%[8]
        • 25 to 29 years old 2, 20%[8]
        • 30 to 34 years old 1, 10%[8]
    • 45 to 64 years old 4, 40%[8]
        • 50 to 54 years old 3, 30%[8]
        • 55 to 58 years old 1, 10%[8]
    • Median age 30[8]
    • 18 years and over, Males per 100 females 28.6%[8]
    • in families 100%[8]
    • Females 7, 70%[8]
        • 20 to 24 years old 2, 20%[8]
        • 20 years old 1, 10%[8]
        • 25 to 29 years old 2, 20%[8]
        • 30 to 34 years old 1, 10%[8]
        • 50 to 54 years old 1, 10%[8]
        • 60 to 64 years old 1, 10%[8]
        • 18 years and over 7, 70%[8]
        • Median age 29.5[8]
        • Never married 4, 40%[8]
        • Now married except separated 3, 30%[8]
    • Males 3, 30%[8]
        • Median age 50.5[8]
        • Males per 100 females 42.9[8]
        • Now married except separated 2, 20%[8]
    • Householder 2, 20%[8]
        • 45 to 50 years 2, 20%[8]
        • Male 2, 20%[8]
    • Spouse 3, 30%[8]
    • Child 5, 50%[8]
    • Alaskan Native households 2[8]
    • Total families 2, 100%[8]
        • With own children under 18 years 1, 50%[8]
        • Married couple families 2, 100%[8]
        • With own children under 18 years 1, 50%[8]
    • Persons per household 4.5[8]
    • Persons per family 4.5[8]
    • Persons in occupied housing units 40[9]
    • per occupied housing unit 2.5[9]
    • Owner-occupied housing units 16[9]
        • per owner-occupied housing unit 2.29[9]
    • Renter-occupied housing units 24[9]
        • per renter-occupied housing unit 2.67[9]

Housing[edit]

  • Total housing units 28[10]
    • 1 unit, attached or detached 27[9]
    • Housing units 24[11]
    • Housing units 12[11]
    • Median rooms 1.7[9]
    • Occupied housing units 16[9]
    • Owner 7[9]
    • Median persons in Unit 2.21[9]
    • Owner-specified median value $85,000[9]
    • 1-unit, detached 15[9]
    • Other 1[9]
    • 1 room 7[9]
    • 2 rooms 3[9]
    • 3 rooms 2[9]
    • 4 rooms 2[9]
    • 5 rooms 2[9]
    • Median 1.8 rooms[9]
    • 1 person in unit 3[9]
    • 2 persons in unit 7[9]
    • 3 persons in unit 4[9]
    • 4 persons in unit 1[9]
    • 7 or more persons in unit 1[9]
    • Median 2.21 persons[9]
    • 0.5 persons or less per room 4[9]
    • 0.51 to 0.75 persons per room 2[9]
    • 0.76 to 1 persons per room 4[9]
    • 1.51 or more persons per room 6[9]
    • Mean 1.08 persons per room[9]
    • Householder 65 years and over 4[9]
        • 1-person household 1[9]
        • Mean number of persons per room 0.54[9]
        • 1-unit, attached or detached 4[9]
        • Specified owner 1[9]
        • Mean value $162,500[9]
        • Specified renter 2[9]
    • Alaskan Native housing units 2[9]
        • 1 unit, attached or detached 2[9]
        • With 1.01 or more persons per room 1[9]
        • Median rooms 2.5[9]
        • Median persons in unit 4.5[9]
    • Specified owner-occupied housing units 5[9]
        • Less than $20,000 1[9]
        • $20,000 to $39,999 1[9]
        • $80,000 to $99,999 1[9]
        • $100,000 to $149,999 1[9]
        • $150,000 to $199,999 1[9]
        • Median $85,000[9]
        • Mean $80,300[9]
    • Renter-occupied housing units 7[9]
        • No cash rent 7[9]
Salmon Fishing is a popular activity around Alexander Creek.

Economy[edit]

  • Persons For Whom Poverty Status Determined 37[4]
  • Percent Below Poverty Level 37.84% [4]

Needs references; Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development?:
Alexander's economy is primarily a subsistence one: living off the land, supplemented by tourism (fishing/hunting guides) and harvesting/selling some renewable natural resources.

Arts and culture[edit]

Need references: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, National Park Service
Alexander is surrounded by federal and state forest lands.

Government[edit]

Alexander Creek is part of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

Alaska Native Village Corporation[edit]

Alexander Creek, Incorporated is an Alaska Native Corporation, incorporated under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.[2]

Stephanie Thiele Thompson, President
Alexander Creek, Incorporated
8128 Cranberry Street
Anchorage, AK 99502
+1(907)243-5428 telephone
+1(907)243-5428 facsimile
[2]

Taxation[edit]

Need references: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska assesses personal property and real estate taxes, and distributes a portion of collections to settlements within the Borough. Tax rates are generally low. (need references)

Education[edit]

Need references: Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, Matanuska-Susitna School District and Anchorage School District ?
Most younger students are often home-schooled, older students transfer to schools in Anchorage or the Mat-Su "Valley" (Palmer/Wasilla) if the can find relatives to stay with. (needs reference citations)

Media[edit]

Need references:
Radio and television broadcast are available either via satellite or from local broadcasts in Anchorage and the Mat-Su "Valley" (Palmer, Alaska or Wasilla, Alaska).

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Need references: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities ... ?
Alexander is separated from "civilization" by the big Susitna River. Transportation options are boat, bush/float-plane, or in the winter ski-plane/snowmachine. Port of Anchorage in Anchorage and Port Mackenzie at Point MacKenzie are the closest ports, but only really set up for large commercial ships and not small private boaters. Most private boaters travel to Deshka Landing on the big Susitna River upstream from the confluence with the Deshka River instead. There are a few private airtrips in the area, common destinations are the State of Alaska-owned airports: Big Lake Airport at Big Lake, Alaska; and Lake Hood Airstrip, Lake Hood Seaplane Base and Merrill Field in Anchorage (need reference citations)

Utilities[edit]

Need references: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, ... ?
but Alaska Communications Systems provides cellular telephone service in the area, television can be received from Anchorage or the Valley (Palmer or Wasilla), and all other utilities (water, electricity, heating, sewage, ...) are provided by individual residents. (need reference citations)

Healthcare[edit]

Need references: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services ?
health care options depends on if you are native, active military and veterans, or other; in any of the cases, depending on the seriousness of the health care needed, it usually involves a trip into either Anchorage or the Mat-Su "Valley" (Palmer or Wasilla). There may be remote medical visits, particularly for natives, but I am not sure about that (need specific reference citations).

Notable natives and residents[edit]

Vernon & Sylvia Ross Harold Roberts

June and Carl Thiele

Other topics[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 ACoM Members". Online Resource Center, Alaska Conference of Mayors. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League. 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Story of Alexander (Creek)" (PDF). GottsteinLaw.Com. 
  3. ^ a b "Alexander Creek". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.  coordinates-elevation
  4. ^ a b c d e "Alaska Native Village Statistical Areas" (PDF). United States Census Bureau, United States Department of Commerce. 
  5. ^ "Alexander". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  6. ^ "History of Alexander (Creek)". ExploreNorth.Com. 
  7. ^ *"Table 23 Selected Social and Economic Characteristics for American Indian and Alaska Native Areas: 1990" (PDF). United States Census Bureau, United States Department of Commerce. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au *"1990 Census of Population, General Population Characteristics, Alaska" (PDF). United States Census Bureau, United States Department of Commerce. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba "1990 Census of Housing, General Housing Characteristics, Alaska" (PDF). United States Census Bureau, United States Department of Commerce. 
  10. ^ "Table 35 Percent in Sample, Standard Error, and Confidence Bounds for American Indian and Alaska Native Areas: 1990" (PDF). United States Census Bureau, United States Department of Commerce. 
  11. ^ a b "Table 32 Selected Housing Characteristics for American Indian and Alaska Native Areas: 1990" (PDF). United States Census Bureau, United States Department of Commerce. 

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