Port Protection, Alaska

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Port Protection, Alaska
Location of Port Protection, Alaska
Location of Port Protection, Alaska
Coordinates: 56°19′19″N 133°36′24″W / 56.32194°N 133.60667°W / 56.32194; -133.60667Coordinates: 56°19′19″N 133°36′24″W / 56.32194°N 133.60667°W / 56.32194; -133.60667
Country United States
State Alaska
 • Total 4.6 sq mi (11.9 km2)
 • Land 4.5 sq mi (11.6 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 226 ft (69 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 63
 • Density 14.1/sq mi (5.4/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-63870
GNIS feature ID 1866970

Port Protection is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, Alaska, United States. The population was 63 at the 2000 census.


Port Protection is located at 56°19′19″N 133°36′24″W / 56.32194°N 133.60667°W / 56.32194; -133.60667 (56.322078, -133.606706).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12 km2), of which, 4.5 square miles (12 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (2.61%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 63 people, 31 households, and 12 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 14.1 people per square mile (5.4/km²). There were 52 housing units at an average density of 11.6/sq mi (4.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.30% White, 1.59% Asian, and 11.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.76% of the population.

There were 31 households out of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.3% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 51.6% were non-families. 48.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 152.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 152.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $10,938, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $0 versus $51,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,058. About 44.4% of families and 57.5% of the population were living below the poverty line, including 73.3% of under eighteens and 60.0% of those over 64.


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