Anvik, Alaska

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Anvik
Gitr’ingithchagg
City
Anvik is located in Alaska
Anvik
Anvik
Location in Alaska
Coordinates: 62°39′20″N 160°12′33″W / 62.65556°N 160.20917°W / 62.65556; -160.20917Coordinates: 62°39′20″N 160°12′33″W / 62.65556°N 160.20917°W / 62.65556; -160.20917
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Yukon-Koyukuk
Incorporated October 6, 1969[1]
Government
 • Mayor Jason Jones[2]
Area
 • Total 11.9 sq mi (30.9 km2)
 • Land 9.5 sq mi (24.6 km2)
 • Water 2.4 sq mi (6.3 km2)
Elevation 52 ft (16 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 85
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
Zip code 99558
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-03880

Anvik[pronunciation?] (Gitr’ingithchagg[pronunciation?][3] in Deg Xinag) is a city, home to the Deg Hit'an people, in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska, United States. The name Anvik, meaning "exit" in the Central Alaskan Yup'ik language, became the common usage despite multiple names at the time, and may have come from early Russian explorers. The native name in the Deg Xinag language is Deloy Ges. The population was 85 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Anvik is located at 62°39′20″N 160°12′33″W / 62.65556°N 160.20917°W / 62.65556; -160.20917 (62.655659, -160.209237),[4] west of the Yukon River at the mouth of the Anvik River. It is 34 miles (55 km) to the north of Holy Cross. There is a public Anvik Airport (ANV) with a 2,960-foot (902 m) gravel runway located one mile (1.6 km) southeast of downtown Anvik. The students of Blackwell School have created a clickable interactive map of Anvik.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.9 square miles (31 km2), of which 9.5 square miles (25 km2) is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) (20.44%) is water. It is considered an incorporated place (FIPS 55-3 Class C6).

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 191
1900 166 −13.1%
1910 151 −9.0%
1920 140 −7.3%
1930 79 −43.6%
1940 110 39.2%
1950 99 −10.0%
1960 120 21.2%
1970 83 −30.8%
1980 114 37.3%
1990 82 −28.1%
2000 104 26.8%
2010 85 −18.3%
Est. 2014 85 [5] 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

At the 2000 census,[7] there were 104 people, 39 households and 23 families residing in the city. The population density was 10.9 per square mile (4.2/km²). There were 49 housing units at an average density of 5.2 per square mile (2.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94 Native American, nine White, and one from other races. One also reported Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

There were 39 households of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.8% were married couples living together, 25.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.0% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.43.

Age distribution was 34 under the age of 15, 6 from 16 to 18, 9 from 18 to 24, 28 from 25 to 44, 19 from 45 to 64, and 8 who were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 30.14 and the median age was 28.5 years, compared to 32.4 for the entire state. There were 57 males (35 over 18) and 47 females (29 over 18).

The annual median household income was $21,250, and the median family income was $18,125. Males had a median income of $0 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $8,081 (compare $21,587 nationally). Median rent was $263 and monthly housing and mortgage costs were $833. There were 40.0% of families and 44.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 45.5% of under eighteens and 50.0% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory of Borough and City Officials 1974". Alaska Local Government (Juneau: Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs) XIII (2): 19. January 1974. 
  2. ^ 2015 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League. 2015. p. 33. 
  3. ^ ankn.uaf.edu: Deg Xinag Ałixi Ni’elyoy / Deg Xinag Learners' Dictionary (2007)
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Ekada, Patricia J. "Athabascan Culture-From the Lower Yukon Area". 

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