Hoonah–Angoon Census Area, Alaska

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Hoonah-Angoon Census Area
Inland Passage to Dicks Arm, view from Cape Spencer Light
Inland Passage to Dicks Arm, view from Cape Spencer Light
Map of Alaska highlighting Hoonah-Angoon Census Area
Location within the U.S. state of Alaska
Map of the United States highlighting Alaska
Alaska's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 58°08′00″N 135°09′00″W / 58.133333333333°N 135.15°W / 58.133333333333; -135.15
Country United States
State Alaska
Established2007[1]
Named forHoonah and Angoon
Largest cityHoonah
Area
 • Total10,914 sq mi (28,270 km2)
 • Land7,525 sq mi (19,490 km2)
 • Water3,389 sq mi (8,780 km2)  31.1%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,148
 • Density0.29/sq mi (0.11/km2)
Time zoneUTC−9 (Alaska)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−8 (ADT)
Congressional districtAt-large

Hoonah–Angoon Census Area is a census area located in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,150.[2] It is part of the unorganized borough and therefore has no borough seat. Its largest community is the city of Hoonah.

History[edit]

Boundaries of the former Skagway-Yakutat-Angoon Census Area.

The census area was significantly larger in the 1990 census, at which time it was the Skagway–Yakutat–Angoon Census Area. After Yakutat was incorporated as a consolidated-city borough on September 22, 1992, it was renamed Skagway–Hoonah–Angoon Census Area;[3] When Skagway followed suit on June 20, 2007,[4][5] the census area assumed its current name.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the census area has a total area of 10,914 square miles (28,270 km2), of which 7,525 square miles (19,490 km2) is land and 3,389 square miles (8,780 km2) (31.1%) is water.[6] A map showing its current boundaries is shown here:[7]

Adjacent boroughs and census areas[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Map of the former Skagway–Hoonah–Angoon Census Area
Note: Demographic data below is for the former "Skagway–Hoonah–Angoon" Census Area, which still includes Skagway Borough.
Historical population
Census Pop.
20102,150
2019 (est.)2,148[8]−0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2010–2018[2]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 3,436 people, 1,369 households, and 866 families residing in the census area. The population density was 0.30 people per square mile (0.12/km2). There are 2,108 housing units. The racial makeup of the census area was 58.15% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 35.01% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.96% from other races, and 5.21% from two or more races. 2.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 3.95% reported speaking Tlingit at home, while 1.83% speak Spanish [1].

There were 1,369 households, out of which 30.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.30% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.70% were non-families. 30.10% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the census area, the population was spread out, with 26.80% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 29.50% from 25 to 44, 29.30% from 45 to 64, and 7.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 116.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.70 males.

Politics[edit]

One the most democratic areas in Alaska, the Hoonah-Angoon Census Area has only voted for a Republican for president once (during the 2000 election).

United States presidential election results for Hoonah-Angoon Census Area[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2016 452 31.52% 753 52.51% 229 15.97%
2012 453 36.10% 743 59.20% 59 4.70%
2008 585 44.69% 672 51.34% 52 3.97%
2004 463 45.80% 494 48.86% 54 5.34%
2000 594 44.16% 539 40.07% 212 15.76%
1996 292 31.16% 432 46.10% 213 22.73%
1992 260 28.17% 407 44.10% 256 27.74%
1988 428 41.96% 532 52.16% 60 5.88%
1984 519 46.88% 550 49.68% 38 3.43%
1980 288 30.09% 517 54.02% 152 15.88%
1976 304 32.90% 563 60.93% 57 6.17%
1972 300 45.25% 346 52.19% 17 2.56%
1968 272 43.38% 322 51.36% 33 5.26%
1964 90 12.95% 605 87.05% 0 0.00%
1960 301 46.52% 346 53.48% 0 0.00%

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Other unincorporated places[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The census area acquired its current name in 2007, after Skagway Borough was created.
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 31, 2014. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  3. ^ Population of Alaska by Labor Market Region, Borough and Census Area, 1990–1999 Archived May 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed January 20, 2009.
  4. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/www/ansi/changenotes.html[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ June 5, 2008 election, Skaguay News, summer edition, 2008. Page 17.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  7. ^ Map: Hoonah-Angoon Census Area Archived August 11, 2009, at the Wayback Machine Alaska Department of Labor
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  11. ^ Elections, RRH. "RRH Elections". rrhelections.com. Retrieved January 12, 2020.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 58°08′N 135°09′W / 58.133°N 135.150°W / 58.133; -135.150