Yukon–Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska

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Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area is a census area located in the state of Alaska, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,588. It is part of the unorganized borough and therefore has no borough seat. Its largest communities are the cities of Galena, in the west, and Fort Yukon, in the northeast.


The census area has a total area of 147,843 square miles (382,910 km2), of which, 145,900 square miles (378,000 km2) is land and 1,943 square miles (5,030 km2) –1.31%– is water. The area is roughly the same size as the U.S. state of Montana or the country of Germany. It has the largest area of any county or county-equivalent in the United States. Its population density, at 0.0449 inhabitants per square mile (0.0173 /km2), is the lowest in the United States.

Adjacent boroughs and census areas[edit]

Also shares eastern border with the Yukon Territory, Canada.

National protected areas[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 4,097
1970 4,752 16.0%
1980 7,873 65.7%
1990 8,478 7.7%
2000 6,551 −22.7%
2010 5,588 −14.7%
Est. 2012 5,770 3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[1]
2012 Estimate[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,551 people, 2,309 households, and 1,480 families residing in the census area. The population density was 22.3 square miles (57.7km2) per person. It is the least densely populated county-equivalent of all 3,141 county-equivalents of the United States. There were 3,917 housing units at an average density of 0.027 per square mile (0.010 /km2). The racial makeup of the census area was 24.27% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 70.89% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 3.91% from two or more races. 1.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 12.95% reported speaking an Athabaskan language at home; of these 35.26% speak Gwich’in and 10.94% speak Koyukon.[4][clarification needed]

There were 2,309 households out of which 38.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.90% were married couples living together, 16.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.90% were non-families. 30.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.53.

In the census area the population was spread out with 35.00% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 7.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 118.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 122.60 males.

Cities and towns[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) County, Alaska: Language Use". Retrieved 2011-10-14. [not in citation given]

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Coordinates: 65°17′N 151°39′W / 65.29°N 151.65°W / 65.29; -151.65