Northway, Alaska

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Northway, Alaska
Location of Northway, Alaska
Location of Northway, Alaska
Coordinates: 62°58′9″N 141°54′18″W / 62.96917°N 141.90500°W / 62.96917; -141.90500Coordinates: 62°58′9″N 141°54′18″W / 62.96917°N 141.90500°W / 62.96917; -141.90500
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Southeast Fairbanks
 • Total 20.9 sq mi (54.2 km2)
 • Land 19.2 sq mi (49.7 km2)
 • Water 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
Elevation 1,709 ft (521 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 71
 • Density 3.4/sq mi (1.3/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99764
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-56220
GNIS feature ID 1407253

Northway (K’ehtthiign[1] in Upper Tanana Athabascan) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska, United States. The population was 71 at the 2010 census.


Northway is located at 62°58′9″N 141°54′18″W / 62.96917°N 141.90500°W / 62.96917; -141.90500 (62.969297, -141.905034).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 20.9 square miles (54 km2), of which, 19.2 square miles (50 km2) of it is land and 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) of it (8.45%) is water.

The highest sea-level pressure in North America was recorded at Northway on January 31, 1989 with a reading of 31.85 inches, a record only surpassed by two readings in Siberia.[3] Due to aircraft altimeters only being able to calibrate to 31 inches, most were grounded.


There is a shuttle between Tok and Northway three times a week, connecting with the Fairbanks - Glennallen - Anchorage service.


As of the census of 2010, there were 290 people. The racial makeup of the CDP was 66% Native American, 29% White, and 4.8% from two or more races. [4]

The median age was 39.6. [5]


Northway is part of the Alaska Gateway School District. Walter Northway School, a K-12 campus, which serves community students.