Moose Pass, Alaska

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Moose Pass, Alaska
CDP
Water wheel and grindstone by side of Seward Highway. The sign reads: "Moose Pass is a peaceful little town, if you have an axe to grind, do it here."
Water wheel and grindstone by side of Seward Highway. The sign reads: "Moose Pass is a peaceful little town, if you have an axe to grind, do it here."
Location of Moose Pass, Alaska
Location of Moose Pass, Alaska
Coordinates: 60°29′16″N 149°22′15″W / 60.48778°N 149.37083°W / 60.48778; -149.37083Coordinates: 60°29′16″N 149°22′15″W / 60.48778°N 149.37083°W / 60.48778; -149.37083
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Kenai Peninsula
Government
 • Borough mayor Mike Navarre[1]
 • State senator Peter Micciche (R)
 • State rep. Mike Chenault (R)
Area
 • Total 18.1 sq mi (46.9 km2)
 • Land 18.0 sq mi (46.7 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 472 ft (144 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 219
 • Density 12/sq mi (4.7/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99631
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-50190
GNIS feature ID 1417076

Moose Pass is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States. The population was 219 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Moose Pass is located at 60°29′16″N 149°22′15″W / 60.48778°N 149.37083°W / 60.48778; -149.37083 (60.487778, -149.370833).[2] Surrounded by the Chugach National Forest, it is located 100 miles south of Anchorage by road, and 30 miles north of Seward on the Seward Highway along Upper Trail Lake.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 18.1 square miles (47 km2), of which 18.0 square miles (47 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.33%) is water.

Climate[edit]

Moose Pass has a dry-summer continental subarctic climate (Köppen Dsc).

Climate data for Moose Pass
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 47
(8)
50
(10)
58
(14)
65
(18)
80
(27)
87
(31)
89
(32)
86
(30)
73
(23)
60
(16)
53
(12)
50
(10)
89
(32)
Average high °F (°C) 22.3
(−5.4)
28.1
(−2.2)
35.9
(2.2)
44.5
(6.9)
54.5
(12.5)
62.9
(17.2)
66.3
(19.1)
64.8
(18.2)
55.4
(13)
42.1
(5.6)
31.1
(−0.5)
26.6
(−3)
44.5
(6.9)
Average low °F (°C) 5.9
(−14.5)
11.2
(−11.6)
14.2
(−9.9)
25.8
(−3.4)
33.6
(0.9)
41.4
(5.2)
45.9
(7.7)
44.8
(7.1)
38
(3)
27.9
(−2.3)
17.2
(−8.2)
11
(−12)
26.4
(−3.1)
Record low °F (°C) −43
(−42)
−39
(−39)
−30
(−34)
−17
(−27)
15
(−9)
24
(−4)
29
(−2)
27
(−3)
13
(−11)
−10
(−23)
−21
(−29)
−30
(−34)
−43
(−42)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.95
(49.5)
2.47
(62.7)
1.5
(38)
0.97
(24.6)
1.3
(33)
0.8
(20)
1.36
(34.5)
2.61
(66.3)
4.42
(112.3)
4.4
(112)
3.16
(80.3)
3.05
(77.5)
27.99
(710.9)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 14.1
(35.8)
15.3
(38.9)
11.6
(29.5)
4
(10)
0.1
(0.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
3.7
(9.4)
11.4
(29)
21
(53)
81.4
(206.8)
Average precipitation days 8 8 6 6 6 5 7 9 11 11 9 11 97
Source: [3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 206 people, 84 households, and 51 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 11.4 people per square mile (4.4/km²). There were 119 housing units at an average density of 6.6/sq mi (2.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.38% White, 1.46% Black or African American, 5.83% Native American, and 5.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

There were 84 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 35.0% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 151.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 139.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $87,291, and the median income for a family was $85,463. Males had a median income of $61,563 versus $31,563 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $28,147. None of the families and none of the population were living below the poverty line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2015 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League. 2015. p. 9. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "MOOSE PASS 3 NW, AK (505894)". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved November 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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