Birch Creek, Alaska

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Birch Creek
Deenduu
CDP
Birch Creek is located in Alaska
Birch Creek
Birch Creek
Location within the state of Alaska
Coordinates: 66°15′24″N 145°48′55″W / 66.25667°N 145.81528°W / 66.25667; -145.81528Coordinates: 66°15′24″N 145°48′55″W / 66.25667°N 145.81528°W / 66.25667; -145.81528
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Yukon-Koyukuk
Area
 • Total 6.4 sq mi (16.6 km2)
 • Land 6.1 sq mi (15.9 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 28
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-07620

Birch Creek (Deenduu[1] in Gwich’in) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska, United States. The population was 28 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

The village is along Birch Creek, about 26 miles (42 km) southwest of Fort Yukon. Birch Creek is at 66°15′24″N 145°48′55″W / 66.25667°N 145.81528°W / 66.25667; -145.81528 (66.256708, -145.815319).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.4 square miles (17 km2), of which, 6.1 square miles (16 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (4.23%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 28 people, 11 households, and 7 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4.6 people per square mile (1.8/km²). There were 22 housing units at an average density of 3.6/sq mi (1.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 0.00% White and 100.00% Native American.

There were 11 households out of which 54.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 9.1% were married couples living together, 45.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 27.3% 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 2.55 and the average family size was 2.63.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 14.3% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, . The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 115.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $11,250, and the median income for a family was $13,750. Males had a median income of $11,250 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $5,952. There were 33.3% of families and 37.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 33.3% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ANLC : Alaska Native Place Names
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.