McKinley Park, Alaska

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McKinley Park, Alaska
Census-designated place
Location in Denali Borough and the state of Alaska.
Location in Denali Borough and the state of Alaska.
Coordinates: 63°39′5″N 148°49′20″W / 63.65139°N 148.82222°W / 63.65139; -148.82222
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Denali
Government
 • Borough mayor Clay Walker[1]
 • State senator Click Bishop (R)
 • State rep. Dave Talerico (R)
Area
 • Total 176.5 sq mi (457.2 km2)
 • Land 176.3 sq mi (456.6 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation 1,749 ft (533 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 185
 • Density 1/sq mi (0.4/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-46560
GNIS feature ID 1423625

McKinley Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Denali Borough, in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population of the CDP was 185,[2] up from 142 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

McKinley Park is located at 63°39′5″N 148°49′20″W / 63.65139°N 148.82222°W / 63.65139; -148.82222 (63.651444, -148.822322).[3] It is in the valley of the Nenana River along the eastern edge of Denali National Park and Preserve. The park's main visitor center is located along the main road into the park, just to the west of the CDP's limits. The George Parks Highway (Alaska Route 3) is the main road through the CDP: Anchorage is 231 miles (372 km) to the south, and Fairbanks is 128 miles (206 km) to the north.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the McKinley Park CDP has a total area of 176.5 square miles (457.2 km2), of which 176.3 square miles (456.6 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km2), or 0.14%, is water.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for McKinley Park, Alaska
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 51
(11)
58
(14)
75
(24)
67
(19)
81
(27)
91
(33)
88
(31)
88
(31)
82
(28)
68
(20)
54
(12)
48
(9)
91
(33)
Average high °F (°C) 11
(−12)
18
(−8)
26
(−3)
39
(4)
54
(12)
65
(18)
67
(19)
61
(16)
50
(10)
32
(0)
16
(−9)
15
(−9)
38
(3)
Average low °F (°C) −5
(−21)
−2
(−19)
1
(−17)
17
(−8)
31
(−1)
41
(5)
45
(7)
40
(4)
31
(−1)
14
(−10)
1
(−17)
−1
(−18)
18
(−8)
Record low °F (°C) −51
(−46)
−54
(−48)
−47
(−44)
−30
(−34)
−2
(−19)
19
(−7)
23
(−5)
17
(−8)
−6
(−21)
−24
(−31)
−37
(−38)
−52
(−47)
−54
(−48)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.63
(16)
0.55
(14)
0.39
(9.9)
0.40
(10.2)
0.87
(22.1)
2.15
(54.6)
3.22
(81.8)
2.71
(68.8)
1.70
(43.2)
0.78
(19.8)
0.75
(19)
0.92
(23.4)
15.07
(382.8)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 30
(76)
24
(61)
17
(43)
15.1
(38.4)
2.5
(6.4)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
2.5
(6.4)
19
(48)
27.6
(70.1)
29.4
(74.7)
167.1
(424)
Source: [4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 142 people, 72 households, and 31 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 0.8 people per square mile (0.3/km²). There were 167 housing units at an average density of 1.0/sq mi (0.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.96% White, 0.70% Native American, 2.82% from other races, and 3.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.41% of the population.

There were 72 households out of which 15.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 2.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 55.6% were non-families. 41.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 16.9% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 43.0% from 25 to 44, 33.1% from 45 to 64, and 3.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 153.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 145.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $53,750, and the median income for a family was $64,583. Males had a median income of $56,250 versus $31,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,255. About 8.6% of families and 11.5% of the population and 8.6% of families were below the poverty line, including 32.0% of those under the age of 18 and none of those 65 and older.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2015 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League. 2015. p. 5. 
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): McKinley Park 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. ^ http://wwworigin.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/USAK0150
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 63°39′05″N 148°49′20″W / 63.651444°N 148.822322°W / 63.651444; -148.822322