Atqasuk, Alaska

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Atqasuk
City
Atqasuk in the summer
Atqasuk in the summer
Atqasuk is located in Alaska
Atqasuk
Atqasuk
Location in Alaska
Coordinates: 70°28′40″N 157°25′05″W / 70.47778°N 157.41806°W / 70.47778; -157.41806Coordinates: 70°28′40″N 157°25′05″W / 70.47778°N 157.41806°W / 70.47778; -157.41806
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough North Slope
Incorporated October 10, 1982[1]
Government
 • Mayor Douglas Whiteman[2]
Area
 • Total 42.4 sq mi (109.7 km2)
 • Land 38.9 sq mi (100.7 km2)
 • Water 3.5 sq mi (9 km2)
Elevation 56 ft (17 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 233
 • Density 5.5/sq mi (2.1/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99791
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-04500
GNIS feature ID 1406178, 2419360

Atqasuk (Ut-kh-sook)[4] (Atqasuk[pronunciation?] in Iñupiaq) is a city[3][5] in North Slope Borough, Alaska, United States. The population was 228 at the 2000 census[6] and 233 as of the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Atqasuk is located at 70°28′40″N 157°25′05″W / 70.47778°N 157.41806°W / 70.47778; -157.41806 (70.477663, -157.418056).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 42.3 square miles (110 km2), of which 38.9 square miles (101 km2) is land and 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) (8.22%) is water.

Atqasuk has one airport, Atqasuk Edward Burnell Sr. Memorial Airport, that is uncontrolled and has a single 4,370-by-90-foot (1,332 by 27 m) runway at an elevation of 96 feet (29 m).[8]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 228 people, 55 households, and 44 families residing in the city. The population density was 5.9 people per square mile (2.3/km²). There were 60 housing units at an average density of 1.5 per square mile (0.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 4.82% White, 94.30% Native Alaskan, 0.44% Asian, and 0.44% from two or more races.

There were 55 households out of which 50.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 21.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.15 and the average family size was 4.49.

In the city the age distribution of the population shows 40.4% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 5.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 113.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 123.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $66,607, and the median income for a family was $53,750. Males had a median income of $41,875 versus $27,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,732. About 25.0% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 57.1% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1996 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League/Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. January 1996. p. 30. 
  2. ^ "Community: Atqasuk". Community Database Online. Juneau: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Division of Community and Regional Affairs. February 11, 2014. Retrieved February 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Atqasuk city, Alaska". Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Atqasuk". Division of Community and Regional Affairs, Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Alaska Taxable 2011: Municipal Taxation - Rates and Policies" (PDF). Division of Community and Regional Affairs, Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development. January 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for ATK (Form 5010 PDF), effective July 5, 2007.

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