Nelson Lagoon, Alaska

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Nelson Lagoon
Nelson Lagoon is located in Alaska
Nelson Lagoon
Nelson Lagoon
Location in Alaska
Coordinates: 56°0′2″N 161°12′13″W / 56.00056°N 161.20361°W / 56.00056; -161.20361
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Aleutians East
 • Borough mayor Stanley Mack[1]
 • State senator Lyman Hoffman (D)
 • State rep. Bryce Edgmon (D)
 • Total 196.7 sq mi (509.3 km2)
 • Land 135.3 sq mi (350.3 km2)
 • Water 61.4 sq mi (159.0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 52
 • Density 0.26/sq mi (0.10/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-52940

Nelson Lagoon (Unangax̂: Niilsanam Alĝuudaa) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Aleutians East Borough, Alaska, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 52.


Nelson Lagoon is located at 56°0′2″N 161°12′13″W / 56.00056°N 161.20361°W / 56.00056; -161.20361 (56.000522, -161.203561).[2]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 196.6 square miles (509 km2), of which, 135.3 square miles (350 km2) of it is land and 61.4 square miles (159 km2) of it (31.22%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 83 people, 31 households, and 19 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 0.6 people per square mile (0.2/km²). There were 33 housing units at an average density of 0.2/sq mi (0.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 13.25% White, 78.31% Native American, 2.41% Asian, and 6.02% from two or more races.

There were 31 households out of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 3.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 107.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $43,750, and the median income for a family was $53,750. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $59,583 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,596. There were no families and 6.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.


Nelson Lagoon is only accessible by boat or plane. The Nelson Lagoon Airport has a gravel runway.


  1. ^ 2015 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League. 2015. p. 1. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 56°00′02″N 161°12′13″W / 56.000522°N 161.203561°W / 56.000522; -161.203561