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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.

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Akutan location: 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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Climate & Weather

The climate for Akutan is 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.
Akutan average annual precipitation is 27.5 inches per year.
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Akutan history:

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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Akutan attractions:

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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Akutan economy: 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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