Ferry, Alaska

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Ferry, Alaska
Location in Denali Borough and the state of Alaska.
Location in Denali Borough and the state of Alaska.
Coordinates: 64°3′52″N 148°59′49″W / 64.06444°N 148.99694°W / 64.06444; -148.99694
CountryUnited States
 • Borough mayorClay Walker[1]
 • State senatorClick Bishop (R)
 • State rep.Dave Talerico (R)
 • Total63.6 sq mi (164.7 km2)
 • Land63.6 sq mi (164.7 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
1,932 ft (589 m)
 • Total33
 • Density0.52/sq mi (0.20/km2)
Time zoneUTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (AKDT)
Area code(s)907
FIPS code02-25220
GNIS feature ID1866944

Ferry is a census-designated place (CDP) in Denali Borough, Alaska, United States. The population was 33 at the 2010 census[2], up from 29 in 2000.


Ferry is located in northern Denali Borough at 64°3′52″N 148°59′49″W / 64.06444°N 148.99694°W / 64.06444; -148.99694 (64.064392, -148.997000),[3] along the Nenana River. The George Parks Highway (Alaska Route 3) runs through the CDP, leading north 23 miles (37 km) to Anderson and south 11 miles (18 km) to Healy.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Ferry CDP has a total area of 63.6 square miles (164.7 km2), all of it land.[2]


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

Ferry first appeared on the 1940 U.S. Census as an unincorporated village. It did not appear again until 1990 when it was made a census-designated place (CDP).

As of the census[5] of 2007, there were 28 people, 13 households, and 7 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 0.4 people per square mile (0.2/km²). There were 33 housing units at an average density of 0.5/sq mi (0.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 100.00% White. 3.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, and 38.5% were non-families. 38.5% 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 2.23 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 48.3% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 3.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 163.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 175.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $70,000. Males had a median income of $58,750 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,324. There were 16.7% of families and 16.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 35.3% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.


  1. ^ 2015 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League. 2015. p. 5.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Ferry CDP, Alaska". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 64°03′52″N 148°59′49″W / 64.064392°N 148.997°W / 64.064392; -148.997