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Aleutians West Census Area Alaska

99546, 99571

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.


Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of Adak is approximately 326 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 44 (2010).
The amount of land area in Adak is 316.835 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Adak is 122.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 12.746 sq kilometers.
The distance from Adak to Washington DC is 5123 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 1848 miles. (as the crow flies)
Adak is positioned 51.84 degrees north of the equator and 176.64 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Adak per capita income is $ 31,747 (2000).
Adak median income is $ 52,727 (2000).
Adak average annual precipitation is 64 inches peryear.
Adak average annual snowfall is 100 inches per year.


on Kuluk Bay on Akak Island in western Alaska in the Aleutian Island Chain. It is 350 miles west of Unalaska and 1,300 miles southwest of Anchorage. Adak is the southernmost community in Alaska.
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maritime with severe storms, high winds, overcast skies much of the year. Winter storms can have winds as high as 100 mph. Summer brings dense fog. Average temperatures range from 20 to 60 degrees. With the high winds much of the time, the wind chill factor makes the air seem much colder.
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History & History Related Items

The traditional residents of these islands were the Unangas, now known as Aleuts. The population has declined over the years, particularly after the Russian fur trade moved eastward. During World War II, the Naval Air Station here played an important role in the offensive against the Japanese occupation of some of the islands. Later, it also played a part in the cold war surveillance submarine programs. There were many large earthquakes over the years. In the peak years, over 6,000 residents were in Adak, but in 1994, military cut-backs occurred resulting in the closing of family housing and schools. The station closed on 31 March 1997 and now houses only civilians. It is now known as simply Adak rather than as Adak Station. The Aleut Corporation now owns the facilities under a pending agreement with the government. About 30 families moved here and the school was re-opened. Adak is now being developed as a commercial center. Other businesses and facilities are planning re-openings in the future.
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The incorporation of Adak

April, 2001


The population of Adak is 37.3% Alaska Native or Part Native.

A portion of the island is included in the National Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.

There is an airport with two asphalt paved runways, both over 7,000 feet long. There are also deep water docks and fueling facilities. The island has about 16 miles of paved roads with a number of other unpaved and gravel roads.
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Adak City Government

City of Adak
P.O. Box 2011
Adak, AK 99546
Phone 907-592-4513
Fax 907-592-4262

Adak Historical Events

Terry L. Bruno and his Life in Adak
This short history, is a personal history. It is a portion of the life of Terry L. Bruno (and family) as we 'rotated through' Adak for three tours spanning 1957 through 1971. Terry was born in 1949 to Bruce (aka Tony, Anthony) Bruno and Audrey Reese-Bruno in Seattle, Washington's General Hospital. Terry's father was a career navy man and consequently traveled all over the Pacific Rim. After a tour of duty at CBC Naval Construction Battalion, Port Hueneme, CA in 1957, Bruce was assigned to duty at the Naval Station, Adak, Alaska. He traveled alone, as housing was scarce. We would wait in the CONUS for several months, until he obtained a home for us in the "Old" Roberts Village housing. We traveled by MSTS (navy ship) the USS Brekenridge. Upon our arrival that summer, I was very excited! I was 9 years old, and could not believe my eyes, as our ship pulled into the harbor. What beauty, mystery and potential place of exploration this was!!

Back in 1958... World War II had not been that distant, and there was so much untouched (indeed, unfound) treasure of history, sentimentality and knowledge. I took advantage of my time on Adak, and spent many happy days there.

Adak Chamber

Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference
3300 Arctic Blvd. Suite 203
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907-562-7380
Fax: 907-562-0438

Adak Organizations

Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference
3300 Arctic Blvd. Suite 203
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907-562-7380
Fax: 907-562-0438 Adak


The population of Adak was:
1990 - 4,633
2000 - 149
2004 - 69

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