Chickaloon, Alaska

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Chickaloon, Alaska

Nay’dini’aa Na’
Location in Matanuska-Susitna Borough and the state of Alaska.
Location in Matanuska-Susitna Borough and the state of Alaska.
Coordinates: 61°47′38″N 148°28′58″W / 61.79389°N 148.48278°W / 61.79389; -148.48278Coordinates: 61°47′38″N 148°28′58″W / 61.79389°N 148.48278°W / 61.79389; -148.48278
CountryUnited States
 • Borough mayorVern Halter
 • State senatorMike Dunleavy (R)
 • State rep.George Rauscher (R)
 • Total80.2 sq mi (207.8 km2)
 • Land79.4 sq mi (205.7 km2)
 • Water0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
1,004 ft (306 m)
 • Total272
Time zoneUTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)907
FIPS code02-13340
GNIS feature ID1400239

Chickaloon (Nay’dini’aa Na’[1] in Ahtna Athabascan) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. It is part of the Anchorage, Alaska Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 272 at the 2010 census, up from 213 in 2000.

The Alaska Native people of Chickaloon are a mixture of Ahtna and Dena'ina Athabaskan.[2]


Chickaloon is located at 61°47′38″N 148°28′58″W / 61.79389°N 148.48278°W / 61.79389; -148.48278 (61.793994, -148.482733).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 80.2 square miles (208 km2), of which 79.4 square miles (206 km2) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) (1.05%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

Chickaloon first appeared on the 1930 U.S. Census as an unincorporated village. It appeared again on the 1940 & 1960 censuses, but was not returned separately in 1950, 1970 & 1980. It returned again beginning in 1990, when it was made a census-designated place.

As of the census[5] of 2000, there are 213 people, 87 households, and 58 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 2.7 people per square mile (1.0/km²). There are 208 housing units at an average density of 2.6/sq mi (1.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 77.93% White, 1.41% Black or African American, 15.49% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.88% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. 1.41% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 87 households out of which 31.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% are married couples living together, 3.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% are non-families. 25.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the CDP, the population is spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 41.8% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females, there are 129.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 120.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $49,792, and the median income for a family is $49,792. Males have a median income of $41,827 versus $36,607 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $14,755. None of the families and 2.8% of the population were living below the poverty line.


The Ya Ne Dah Ah School teaches the Ahtna Athabaskan language as a part of its curriculum.[6]


  1. ^ UAF: Alaska Native Place Names
  2. ^
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Case Studies, The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development". Archived from the original on 2012-06-24. Retrieved 2012-09-09.

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