Pilot Station, Alaska

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Pilot Station
Tuutalgaq
City
Pilot Station is located in Alaska
Pilot Station
Pilot Station
Location in Alaska
Coordinates: 61°56′10″N 162°53′0″W / 61.93611°N 162.88333°W / 61.93611; -162.88333Coordinates: 61°56′10″N 162°53′0″W / 61.93611°N 162.88333°W / 61.93611; -162.88333
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Wade Hampton
Incorporated October 6, 1969[1]
Government
 • Mayor Rex Nick[2]
Area
 • Total 2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)
 • Land 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
Elevation 33 ft (10 m)
Population (2007)[3]
 • Total 596
 • Density 326.2/sq mi (125.9/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99650
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-60750

Pilot Station (Tuutalgaq in Central Yup'ik) is a city in Wade Hampton Census Area, Alaska, United States. The population was 550 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Pilot Station is located at 61°56′10″N 162°53′0″W / 61.93611°N 162.88333°W / 61.93611; -162.88333 (61.936050, -162.883403)[4], on the northern bank of the lower Yukon River, approximately eighty miles ('as the crow flies') from the Bering Sea.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (25.55%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 550 people, 109 households, and 92 families residing in the city. The population density was 326.2 people per square mile (125.7/km²). There were 126 housing units at an average density of 74.7 per square mile (28.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.91% Native American, 2.36% White, and 0.73% from two or more races.

There were 109 households out of which 61.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 22.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.7% were non-families. 11.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 5.05 and the average family size was 5.47.

In the city the age distribution of the population shows 48.0% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 10.4% from 45 to 64, and 5.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 20 years. For every 100 females there were 126.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,071, and the median income for a family was $27,411. Males had a median income of $27,917 versus $16,667 for females. The per capita income for the city was $7,311. About 25.3% of families and 28.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.0% of those under age 18 and 28.1% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory of Borough and City Officials 1974". Alaska Local Government (Juneau: Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs) XIII (2): 66. January 1974. 
  2. ^ "Community: Pilot Station". Community Database Online. Juneau: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Division of Community and Regional Affairs. 2013. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Alaska". United States Census Bureau. 2008-07-10. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.