Red Devil, Alaska

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Red Devil, Alaska
CDP
Red Devil Alaska postmark.jpg
Location of Red Devil, Alaska
Location of Red Devil, Alaska
Coordinates: 61°46′41″N 157°20′54″W / 61.77806°N 157.34833°W / 61.77806; -157.34833Coordinates: 61°46′41″N 157°20′54″W / 61.77806°N 157.34833°W / 61.77806; -157.34833
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Bethel
Government
 • State senator Lyman Hoffman (D)
 • State rep. Bryce Edgmon (D)
Area
 • Total 26.4 sq mi (68.3 km2)
 • Land 24.2 sq mi (62.6 km2)
 • Water 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 23
 • Density .9/sq mi (0.3/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99656
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-64930
GNIS ID 2419198[1]

Red Devil is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bethel Census Area, Alaska, United States. The population was 23 at the 2010 census, down from 48 in 2000. Their post office was founded in 1957 [2]

History[edit]

The village was named after the Red Devil Mine, established in 1921 by Hans Halverson when numerous mercury (quicksilver) deposits were discovered in the surrounding Kilbuck-Kuskokwim Mountains. By 1933, the mine was producing substantial quantities of mercury. Although the mine changed ownership twice over the years, it continued to operate until 1971.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 26.4 square miles (68 km2), of which, 24.2 square miles (63 km2) of it is land and 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of it (8.34%) is water.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 152
1970 81 −46.7%
1980 39 −51.9%
1990 53 35.9%
2000 48 −9.4%
2010 23 −52.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

Red Devil first appeared on the 1960 U.S. Census as an unincorporated village. In 1980, it was made a census-designated place (CDP).

As of the census [6] of 2010, there were 23 people, 12 occupied households, residing in the CDP. The population density was 1.9 people per square mile (0.8/km²). There were 22 housing units at an average density of 0.9/sq mi (0.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 17.4% White, 43.5% Native American, and 39.1% from two or more races. The population was spread out with 2 people under the age of 14, 2 people 15 to 19 and the remaining 19 people were 25 or older. The median income for a household for 2009 in the CDP was $59,886. 40.4% of the population lives beneath the poverty line.

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