Igiugig, Alaska

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Igiugig
Igyaraq
CDP
The Russian Orthodox church in Igiugig
The Russian Orthodox church in Igiugig
Location of Igiugig, Alaska
Location of Igiugig, Alaska
Coordinates: 59°19′49″N 155°54′29″W / 59.33028°N 155.90806°W / 59.33028; -155.90806Coordinates: 59°19′49″N 155°54′29″W / 59.33028°N 155.90806°W / 59.33028; -155.90806
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Lake and Peninsula
Government
 • Borough mayor Glen Alsworth, Sr.[1]
Area
 • Total 21.1 sq mi (54.7 km2)
 • Land 19.8 sq mi (51.4 km2)
 • Water 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 50
 • Density 2.4/sq mi (0.91/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-34790
Website igiugig.com

Igiugig (Igyaraq in Central Alaskan Yup'ik) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States. The population was 50 at the 2010 census. The village is at the mouth of the Kvichak River, on Lake Iliamna, in the U.S. state of Alaska.

History[edit]

The word Igiugig means, "Like a throat that swallows water". The village is named for its location, it is near Lake Iliamna, at the mouth of the Kvichak River. Most of the population is made up of Yupik Eskimos, Aleuts, and Athabascan Indians.[2]

Geography[edit]

Igiugig is located at 59°19′49″N 155°54′29″W / 59.33028°N 155.90806°W / 59.33028; -155.90806 (59.330327, -155.907926).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 21.1 square miles (55 km2), of which, 19.8 square miles (51 km2) of it is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) of it (6.02%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 53 people, 16 households, and 13 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2.7 people per square mile (1.0/km²). There were 20 housing units at an average density of 1.0/sq mi (0.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 16.98% White, 71.70% Native American, and 11.32% from two or more races. 1.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16 households out of which 43.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 25.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.8% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.31 and the average family size was 3.77.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 43.4% under the age of 18, 1.9% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 76.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $21,750, and the median income for a family was $22,250. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,172.None of the families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line. All of the people living in poverty are aged 65 or above.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community: Lake and Peninsula Borough". Community Database Online. Juneau: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Division of Community and Regional Affairs. 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to Igiugig". Igiugig Village Council. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.