Red Devil, Alaska
|Red Devil, Alaska|
Location of Red Devil, Alaska
|• State senator||Lyman Hoffman (D)|
|• State rep.||Bryce Edgmon (D)|
|• Total||26.4 sq mi (68.3 km2)|
|• Land||24.2 sq mi (62.6 km2)|
|• Water||2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)|
|• Density||.9/sq mi (0.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)|
|• Summer (DST)||AKDT (UTC-8)|
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.
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.
As of the census  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.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Red Devil, Alaska
- "Alaska Community Database Community Information Summaries (CIS)". Retrieved September 26, 2012.