Valdez–Cordova Census Area, Alaska

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Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska
Kennicott Alaska 2.jpg
Abandoned mining camp at Kennecott, Alaska.
Map of Alaska highlighting Valdez-Cordova Census Area
Location in the U.S. state of Alaska
Map of the United States highlighting Alaska
Alaska's location in the U.S.
Established 1980[1]
Largest city Valdez
Area
 • Total 40,340 sq mi (104,480 km2)
 • Land 34,240 sq mi (88,681 km2)
 • Water 6,100 sq mi (15,799 km2), 15.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2017) 9,278
 • Density 0.28/sq mi (0.11/km2)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Alaska: UTC−9/−8

Valdez-Cordova Census Area is a census area located in the state of Alaska, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,636.[2] It is part of the unorganized borough and therefore has no borough seat. Its largest communities are Valdez and Cordova.

Geography[edit]

The falls at Liberty Falls State Recreational Area

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the census area has a total area of 40,340 square miles (104,500 km2), of which 34,240 square miles (88,700 km2) is land and 6,100 square miles (16,000 km2) (15.1%) is water.[3]

Adjacent boroughs and census areas[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19602,844
19703,0988.9%
19808,348169.5%
19909,95219.2%
200010,1952.4%
20109,636−5.5%
Est. 20179,278[4]−3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790–1960[6] 1900–1990[7]
1990–2000[8] 2010–2017[2]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 10,195 people, 3,884 households, and 2,559 families residing in the census area. The population density was less than 1 person per square mile (less than 1/km²). There were 5,148 housing units at an average density of less than 1/sq mi (less than 1/km²). The racial makeup of the census area was 75.90% White, 0.32% Black or African American, 13.25% Native American, 3.55% Asian, 0.26% Pacific Islander, 1.13% from other races, and 5.58% from two or more races. 2.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 2.33% reported speaking Spanish at home, while 2.26% speak Tagalog.[10]

There were 3,884 households out of which 37.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.10% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.10% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the census area the population was spread out with 29.60% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 26.50% from 45 to 64, and 6.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 113.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.90 males.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Other places[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ In 1980, the United States Census Bureau divided the Unorganized Borough into 12 census areas.
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved May 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  10. ^ Language Map Data Center. Mla.org (2013-04-03). Retrieved on 2013-08-02.

External links[edit]

Media related to Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 61°24′N 144°30′W / 61.40°N 144.50°W / 61.40; -144.50