Togiak, Alaska

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Togiak
Tuyuryaq
City
Togiak is located in Alaska
Togiak
Togiak
Location in Alaska
Coordinates: 59°3′33″N 160°22′59″W / 59.05917°N 160.38306°W / 59.05917; -160.38306
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Dillingham
Incorporated June 23, 1969[1]
Government
 • Mayor Teodoro "Teoa" Pauk[2]
 • State senator Lyman Hoffman (D)
 • State rep. Bryce Edgmon (D)
Area
 • Total 226.3 sq mi (586.0 km2)
 • Land 44.4 sq mi (115.0 km2)
 • Water 181.8 sq mi (470.9 km2)
Elevation 3 ft (1 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 817
 • Density 18/sq mi (7.1/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99678
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-77690

Togiak (Tuyuryaq in Central Yup'ik) is a city in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 817.[3]

Geography[edit]

Togiak is located at 59°3′33″N 160°22′59″W / 59.05917°N 160.38306°W / 59.05917; -160.38306 (59.059134, -160.383186),[4] at the head of Togiak Bay, 67 miles (108 km) west of Dillingham. It lies in Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, and is the gateway to Walrus Island Game Sanctuary. Togiak is in a climatic transition zone; however, the Arctic climate also affects the region. Average summer temperatures range from 37 to 66 °F (3 to 19 °C); winter temperatures range from −45 to 30 °F (−43 to −1 °C).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 226.3 square miles (586.0 km2), of which 44.4 square miles (115.0 km2) is land and 181.8 square miles (470.9 km2), or 80.37%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 91
1930 71 −22.0%
1940 10 −85.9%
1950 108 980.0%
1960 220 103.7%
1970 383 74.1%
1980 470 22.7%
1990 613 30.4%
2000 809 32.0%
2010 817 1.0%
Est. 2015 842 [5] 3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 809 people, 202 households, and 164 families residing in the city. The population density was 17.9 people per square mile (6.9/km²). There were 221 housing units at an average density of 4.9 per square mile (1.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 6.92% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 86.28% Native American, 0.25% from other races, and 6.43% from two or more races. 1.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 202 households out of which 56.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.8% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.00 and the average family size was 4.50.

In the city the age distribution of the population shows 42.8% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 15.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,977, and the median income for a family was $28,500. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $34,063 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,676. About 32.5% of families and 29.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.9% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1996 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League/Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. January 1996. p. 151. 
  2. ^ 2015 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League. 2015. p. 155. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Togiak city, Alaska". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 9, 2015. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ http://www.adn.com/article/20150821/jerry-active-maintaining-innocence-sentenced-359-years-murders-rapes
  9. ^ http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/mark-begich-ad-110559.html

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 59°03′33″N 160°22′59″W / 59.059134°N 160.383186°W / 59.059134; -160.383186