Alexander Creek, Alaska

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Alexander Creek, Alaska
Alexander, Alaska
Alaska Native Village Corporation
Alexander Creek, Alaska is located in Alaska
Alexander Creek, Alaska
Alexander Creek, Alaska
Location of Alexander Creek in the state of Alaska
Coordinates (USGS GNIS 2419533): 61°25′18″N 150°36′0″W / 61.42167°N 150.60000°W / 61.42167; -150.60000Coordinates: 61°25′18″N 150°36′0″W / 61.42167°N 150.60000°W / 61.42167; -150.60000
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Matanuska-Susitna
Township T15N R7W Seward Meridian
Government[1]
 • Borough mayor Vern Halter
 • State senator Mike Dunleavy (R)
 • State rep. David Eastman (R)
 • President of village corporation Stephanie Thiele Thompson
Area
 • Total 56.8 sq mi (147 km2)
Elevation[2] 33 ft (10 m)
Population (1990)[3]
 • Total 40
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99645
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-01655
GNIS feature ID 2419533

Alexander is an unincorporated community in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. An Alaska Native community with an Alaska Native Village Corporation, it lies on the Susitna River delta, near the mouth of Alexander Creek, and 27 miles (43 km) northwest of Anchorage, Alaska Cook Inlet Low.[2]

History[edit]

Alexander is located at 61°25′2″N 150°35′49″W / 61.41722°N 150.59694°W / 61.41722; -150.59694 (Alexander, Alaska), elevation: 30 feet (9.1 m). It is a small, 2.4 miles (3.9 km) long, Indian village which was reported in 1898 by Eldridge (1900, map 3).[4]

Geography[edit]

Alexander lies on the west bank of Alexander Creek near its confluence with the big Susitna River (about 10 miles (16 km) above the Susitna River mouth on Cook Inlet of the Pacific Ocean); approximately 27 miles (43 km) northwest of Anchorage, Alaska in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska and the Anchorage Recording District. [5]

  • ANVSA Name Alexander, AK
  • Land Area 56.8 square miles (147 km2)[3]

Climate[edit]

Need to research an official source:
National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 11
1990 40 263.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

Alexander appeared on the 1980 and 1990 U.S. Census as an unincorporated Native Village (ANVSA). It has not appeared separately since and now is located within the Susitna CDP.

1990 Census statistics:

Population[edit]

  • Total population 40[3]
    • Resident population 37[7][8]
    • White (non-Hispanic) population 30, 75%[8]
    • Alaskan Native population 10, 25%[8]
    • 5 to 18 years old 1, 10%[8]
        • 10 to 14 years old 1, 10%[8]
        • own child 1, 10%[8]
        • married-couple family 1, 10%[8]
        • 12 years 1, 10%[8]
    • 18 to 24 years old 2, 20%[8]
        • 20 to 24 years old 2, 20%[8]
        • 20 years 1, 10%[8]
    • 25 to 44 years old 3, 30%[8]
        • 25 to 29 years old 2, 20%[8]
        • 30 to 34 years old 1, 10%[8]
    • 45 to 64 years old 4, 40%[8]
        • 50 to 54 years old 3, 30%[8]
        • 55 to 58 years old 1, 10%[8]
    • Median age 30[8]
    • 18 years and over, Males per 100 females 28.6%[8]
    • in families 100%[8]
    • Females 7, 70%[8]
        • 20 to 24 years old 2, 20%[8]
        • 20 years old 1, 10%[8]
        • 25 to 29 years old 2, 20%[8]
        • 30 to 34 years old 1, 10%[8]
        • 50 to 54 years old 1, 10%[8]
        • 60 to 64 years old 1, 10%[8]
        • 18 years and over 7, 70%[8]
        • Median age 29.5[8]
        • Never married 4, 40%[8]
        • Now married except separated 3, 30%[8]
    • Males 3, 30%[8]
        • Median age 50.5[8]
        • Males per 100 females 42.9[8]
        • Now married except separated 2, 20%[8]
    • Householder 2, 20%[8]
        • 45 to 50 years 2, 20%[8]
        • Male 2, 20%[8]
    • Spouse 3, 30%[8]
    • Child 5, 50%[8]
    • Alaskan Native households 2[8]
    • Total families 2, 100%[8]
        • With own children under 18 years 1, 50%[8]
        • Married couple families 2, 100%[8]
        • With own children under 18 years 1, 50%[8]
    • Persons per household 4.5[8]
    • Persons per family 4.5[8]
    • Persons in occupied housing units 40[9]
    • per occupied housing unit 2.5[9]
    • Owner-occupied housing units 16[9]
        • per owner-occupied housing unit 2.29[9]
    • Renter-occupied housing units 24[9]
        • per renter-occupied housing unit 2.67[9]

Housing[edit]

  • Total housing units 28[10]
    • 1 unit, attached or detached 27[9]
    • Housing units 24[11]
    • Housing units 12[11]
    • Median rooms 1.7[9]
    • Occupied housing units 16[9]
    • Owner 7[9]
    • Median persons in Unit 2.21[9]
    • Owner-specified median value $85,000[9]
    • 1-unit, detached 15[9]
    • Other 1[9]
    • 1 room 7[9]
    • 2 rooms 3[9]
    • 3 rooms 2[9]
    • 4 rooms 2[9]
    • 5 rooms 2[9]
    • Median 1.8 rooms[9]
    • 1 person in unit 3[9]
    • 2 persons in unit 7[9]
    • 3 persons in unit 4[9]
    • 4 persons in unit 1[9]
    • 7 or more persons in unit 1[9]
    • Median 2.21 persons[9]
    • 0.5 persons or less per room 4[9]
    • 0.51 to 0.75 persons per room 2[9]
    • 0.76 to 1 persons per room 4[9]
    • 1.51 or more persons per room 6[9]
    • Mean 1.08 persons per room[9]
    • Householder 65 years and over 4[9]
        • 1-person household 1[9]
        • Mean number of persons per room 0.54[9]
        • 1-unit, attached or detached 4[9]
        • Specified owner 1[9]
        • Mean value $162,500[9]
        • Specified renter 2[9]
    • Alaskan Native housing units 2[9]
        • 1 unit, attached or detached 2[9]
        • With 1.01 or more persons per room 1[9]
        • Median rooms 2.5[9]
        • Median persons in unit 4.5[9]
    • Specified owner-occupied housing units 5[9]
        • Less than $20,000 1[9]
        • $20,000 to $39,999 1[9]
        • $80,000 to $99,999 1[9]
        • $100,000 to $149,999 1[9]
        • $150,000 to $199,999 1[9]
        • Median $85,000[9]
        • Mean $80,300[9]
    • Renter-occupied housing units 7[9]
        • No cash rent 7[9]
Salmon Fishing is a popular activity around Alexander Creek.

Economy[edit]

  • Persons For Whom Poverty Status Determined 37[3]
  • Percent Below Poverty Level 37.84% [3]

Needs references; Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development?:
Alexander's economy is primarily a subsistence one: living off the land, supplemented by tourism (fishing/hunting guides) and harvesting/selling some renewable natural resources.

Arts and culture[edit]

Need references: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, National Park Service
Alexander is surrounded by federal and state forest lands.

Government[edit]

Alexander Creek is part of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

Alaska Native Village Corporation[edit]

Alexander Creek, Incorporated is an Alaska Native Corporation, incorporated under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.[1]

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Stephanie Thiele Thompson, President
Alexander Creek, Incorporated
8128 Cranberry Street
Anchorage, AK 99502
[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Story of Alexander (Creek)" (PDF). GottsteinLaw.Com. 
  2. ^ a b "Alexander Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.  coordinates-elevation
  3. ^ a b c d e "Alaska Native Village Statistical Areas" (PDF). United States Census Bureau, United States Department of Commerce. 
  4. ^ "Alexander". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  5. ^ "History of Alexander (Creek)". ExploreNorth.Com. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ *"Table 23 Selected Social and Economic Characteristics for American Indian and Alaska Native Areas: 1990" (PDF). United States Census Bureau, United States Department of Commerce. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au *"1990 Census of Population, General Population Characteristics, Alaska" (PDF). United States Census Bureau, United States Department of Commerce. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba "1990 Census of Housing, General Housing Characteristics, Alaska" (PDF). United States Census Bureau, United States Department of Commerce. 
  10. ^ "Table 35 Percent in Sample, Standard Error, and Confidence Bounds for American Indian and Alaska Native Areas: 1990" (PDF). United States Census Bureau, United States Department of Commerce. 
  11. ^ a b "Table 32 Selected Housing Characteristics for American Indian and Alaska Native Areas: 1990" (PDF). United States Census Bureau, United States Department of Commerce. 

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