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Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of Aniak is approximately 540 (1990), 501 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 175 (1990), 166 (2010).
The amount of land area in Aniak is 12.15 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 3.532 sq kilometers.
The distance from Aniak to Washington DC is 4082 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 971 miles. (as the crow flies)
Aniak is positioned 61.58 degrees north of the equator and 159.53 degrees west of the prime meridian.


about 90 air miles and 142 river miles upstream from Bethel, a hub city that receives jet service. Aniak is accessible by air and river.
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By July, the Aniak River runs clear enough along the town shoreline to catch all the different species of salmon that go up the Kuskokwim and Aniak Rivers; Chinook (King), Coho (Silver), Sockeye (Red), Chum (Dog), Pink (Humpback). Short boat trips to other small rivers and creeks can yield trout; Rainbow, Brook, Dolly Varden, Arctic Char. Shee fish are a treat for the sports fisherperson, similar to a large whitefish - having large scales and a small mouth.

Aniak hosts an annual Interior Rivers State Fair, usually the second weekend of August, showcasing produce and fowl and other small animals raised locally. It includes a community potlatch featuring local produce and dishes (ever had akutaq?) and a spectacular fireworks display Saturday night.

Several fishing and hunting guide outfits and fly-out charter operators are based in Aniak.

We are within an hour's boat ride to several berry-picking sites.

During the winter, snowmachines can take us miles in any direction. Trapping and caribou hunting are major activities during snowmachine season, as well as ice-fishing.

Spring breakup (of river ice) is a major attraction - everyone wants to be on that dike when the ice first moves. Some floods have allowed one to go shopping with a boat!

Aniak has a paved runway. Aniak is a hub for air traffic, with 6 small aircraft airlines.
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Aniak City Government

Aniak Airport
PO Box 73
Aniak, AK 99557-0073
Phone: 907-675-4345

Aniak Community News

The Aniak High School student council would like to correspond with other students from all over the US. If you are interested please e-mail us at:

Aniak Schools

Aniak High School
P.O. box 29
Aniak, AK
phone: 907-675-4330
Aniak High School is part of the Kuspuk School District

Kuspuk School District
PO Box 49
Aniak, AK 99557-0049
Phone: 907-675-4250

The Aniak Middle School is the flagship middle school in the Kuspuk School Distirct. Judy Hager, Steve Westjohn, Al Evans, and Lucia Hedman are exemplary Middle School teachers. The key to the greatness of the Middle School is the theme "Student's First."

Working in adverse conditions i.e., -50 degree outside temperature and inside temperature as low as 30 degrees the students are challenged to excell as well as to survive.

The students at the Middle School are the best the Alaskan Bush has to offer.

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