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Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of Aleknagik is approximately 221 (2000), 219 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 107 (2000), 71 (2010).
The amount of land area in Aleknagik is 31.754 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Aleknagik is 11.55 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 18.70 sq kilometers.
The distance from Aleknagik to Washington DC is 4180 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 976 miles. (as the crow flies)
Aleknagik is positioned 59.28 degrees north of the equator and 158.62 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Aleknagik median income is $ 22,750 (2000).
The Aleknagik median home price is $ 132,400 (2000).
Aleknagik average annual precipitation is 27 inches peryear.
Aleknagik average annual snowfall is 47.1 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 14.5 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 31.0 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 55.1 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 33.0 degrees F.


25 miles north of Dillingham and 330 miles west of Anchorage, where the Wood River flows out of Lake Aleknagik. The next closest community is Manokotak, about 36 miles away.
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History & History Related Items

Though not a very large community, Aleknagik had around 200 residents in the late 1800's. During the infamous influenza epidemic in 1918-19, few people escaped the sickness and most died. Those who remained were moved out of the area. It was around 1928 that former residents began to return after a religious group of Seventh-day Adventists began a colony at the site. By 1931, though a shadow of its former self, the village had grown to about 40 people. By 1940, a post office had been established and a school built on the lake shore. In 1960, a 25 mile road was built connected Aleknagik to Dillingham. The population decreased with the building of the road as people moved to Dillingham, only returning to Aleknagik during the fishing season.

Aleknagik was incorporated as a second-class city in 1973.

Here is a history page for Aleknagik.
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The village name is pronounced: "a-leck-nah-gik."
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Economy & Industry

The residents of the village rely heavily on the fishing industry. Nearly all residents participate in some way with the Bristol bay Salmon fisheries. Most of the population is unemployed during the winter months.
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Aleknagik City Government

Aleknagik Tribal Council
P.O. Box 115
Aleknagik, AK 99555
Phone 842-2080
Fax: 842-2081

Aleknagik is governed by a Tribal Council. The council has seven members. Aleknagik


The population of Aleknagik was:
1990 - 185
2000 - 221
2002 - 226

Out of a population in 1990 of 185, 154 were Native Alaskans.

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