Larsen Bay, Alaska

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Larsen Bay
Uyaqsaq
City
Larsen Bay is located in Alaska
Larsen Bay
Larsen Bay
Location in Alaska
Coordinates: 57°32′12″N 153°59′29″W / 57.53667°N 153.99139°W / 57.53667; -153.99139Coordinates: 57°32′12″N 153°59′29″W / 57.53667°N 153.99139°W / 57.53667; -153.99139
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Kodiak Island
Incorporated 1974[1]
Government
 • Mayor David Harmes[2]
 • State senator Gary Stevens (R)
 • State rep. Louise Stutes (R)
Area[3]
 • Total 7.60 sq mi (19.68 km2)
 • Land 5.39 sq mi (13.96 km2)
 • Water 2.21 sq mi (5.72 km2)
Elevation 3 ft (1 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 87
 • Estimate (2016)[4] 87
 • Density 11/sq mi (4.4/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99624
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-43040

Larsen Bay (Uyaqsaq[5] in Alutiiq) is a city in Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 87, down from 115 in 2000.

Geography[edit]

Larsen Bay is located at 57°32′12″N 153°59′29″W / 57.53667°N 153.99139°W / 57.53667; -153.99139 (57.536651, -153.991440).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.6 square miles (20 km2), of which, 5.4 square miles (14 km2) of it is land and 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of it (28.7%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
194038
19505339.5%
19607235.8%
197010951.4%
198016854.1%
1990147−12.5%
2000115−21.8%
201087−24.3%
Est. 201687[4]0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

Larsen Bay first appeared on the 1940 U.S. Census. It formally incorporated as a city in 1974.

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 115 people, 40 households, and 26 families residing in the city. The population density was 21.1 people per square mile (8.2/km²). There were 70 housing units at an average density of 12.9 per square mile (5.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 20.87% White, 78.26% Native American, and 0.87% from two or more races.

There were 40 households out of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.54.

In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 38.3% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 113.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,833, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $50,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,227. There were 27.3% of families and 20.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 22.6% of under eighteen and 33.3% of those over 64.

Education[edit]

The Larsen Bay School, a K-12 rural school, is operated by the Kodiak Island Borough School District.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1996 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League/Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. January 1996. p. 91. 
  2. ^ 2015 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League. 2015. p. 97. 
  3. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 22, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ ANLC : Alaska Native Place Names
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Our Schools." Kodiak Island Borough School District. Retrieved on February 15, 2017.