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Aleutians East Borough, Alaska


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History & History-related items

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Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of Akutan is approximately 771 (2004), 1027 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 38 (2000), 40 (2010).
The amount of land area in Akutan is 35.102 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 12.036 sq kilometers.
The distance from Akutan to Washington DC is 4616 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 1366 miles. (as the crow flies)
Akutan is positioned 54.13 degrees north of the equator and 165.78 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Akutan average annual precipitation is 27.5 inches peryear.


35 miles east of Unalaska and 766 air miles southwest of Anchorage. It is on Akutan Island in the eastern Aleutians, one of the Krenitzin Islands of the Fox Island group.
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maritime with mild wintes and cool summers. The yearly average temperatures range from 22 to 55. Many storms hit the area in winter and dense fog is often endured in the summers.
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History & History Related Items

Initially, as early as 1878, Akutan was a fur storage and trading port. Soon a fishing business sprang up and more people were attracted to the settlement. A church and school were also built that same year. A whale processing station was built nearby in 1912 and operated until 1939. Because it was the only station of its kind in the Aleutians, it flourished during those years. Because of the Japanese attack to Unalaska, the area was evacuated from 1942 to 1944 when it was re-established. Some residents chose not to return and the others who did return were affected by living in another area. The traditional lifestyle and attitudes of the villages were changed.
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The only access to Akutan and the island is by boat and sea plane. There is no air strip or roads. No harbor is available, but there is a dock. The State Ferry operates bi-monthly during the summer months. Both the sea plane and boats may have limited access during periods of bad weather.

The Native Village of Akutan is a federally recognized tribe in Akutan. The community has 16.4% Alaska Native or part Native.
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Economy & Industry

mainly fish processing with most workers employed on a seasonal basis. During the processing months, the population of the community can double in numbers.
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Akutan City Government

City of Akutan
P.O. Box 109
Akutan, AK 99553
Phone 907-698-2228
Fax 907-698-2202

Akutan Corporation
P.O. Box 8
Akutan, AK 99553
Phone 907-698-2206
Fax 907-698-2207

Native Village of Akutan
P.O. Box 89
Akutan, AK 99553-0089
Phone 907-698-2300
Fax 907-698-2301

Akutan Chamber

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

Akutan Organizations

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

Akutan Schools

Aleutians East School District
P.O. Box 429
Sand Point, AK 99661-0429
Phone 907-383-5222
Fax 907-383-3496 Akutan


The population of Akutan was:
1990 - 589
2000 - 748
2004 - 771

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