Koyuk, Alaska

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Koyuk
Quyuk
City
Koyuk is located in Alaska
Koyuk
Koyuk
Location in Alaska
Coordinates: 64°55′52″N 161°9′31″W / 64.93111°N 161.15861°W / 64.93111; -161.15861Coordinates: 64°55′52″N 161°9′31″W / 64.93111°N 161.15861°W / 64.93111; -161.15861
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Nome
Incorporated October 19, 1970[1]
Government
 • Mayor Darin Douglas, Jr.[2]
Area
 • Total 4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2)
 • Land 4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 33 ft (10 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 330
 • Density 70/sq mi (27/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99753
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-41940

Koyuk (Quyuk in Iñupiaq) is a city in the Nome Census Area, Alaska, United States. The population was 330 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Koyuk is located at 64°55′52″N 161°9′31″W / 64.93111°N 161.15861°W / 64.93111; -161.15861 (64.931099, -161.158480)[3]. The village is located on the northern bank of the Koyuk River where it drains into Norton Bay.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 297 people, 80 households, and 59 families residing in the city. The population density was 62.7 people per square mile (24.2/km²). There were 95 housing units at an average density of 20.1 per square mile (7.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 4.71% White, 91.92% Native American, 0.67% Asian, and 2.69% from two or more races.

There were 80 households out of which 53.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.0% were married couples living together, 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.71 and the average family size was 4.31.

In the city the age distribution of the population shows 41.8% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 3.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 121.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 127.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,417, and the median income for a family was $20,625. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $11,563 for females. The per capita income for the city was $8,736. About 29.3% of families and 28.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 25.0% of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

Koyuk is served by the Bering Strait School District. Koyuk-Malemute School serves grades Pre-K through 12.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1996 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League/Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. January 1996. p. 87. 
  2. ^ "Community: Koyuk". 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. ^ "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.