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The population of Atka is approximately 92 (2004), 61 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 26 (1990), 24 (2010).

The amount of land area in Atka is 23.772 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Atka is 8.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 70.025 sq kilometers.
The distance from Atka to Washington DC is 5006 miles. The distance to the Alaska state capital is 1742 miles. (as the crow flies)
Atka is positioned 52.24 degrees north of the equator and 174.20 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Atka per capita income is $17,079 (2000).
Atka median income is $30,938 (2000).

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Atka location: in the Aleutian Islands of western Alaska. 350 miles west of Unalaska and 1,200 air miles southwest from Anchorage.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Atka is maritime with temperatures ranging from 20 to 60 degrees during the year. Winter brings severe storms and high winds. Summers bring foggy weather but less wind.
Atka average annual precipitation is 60 inches per year.
Atka average annual snowfall is 61 inches per year.
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Atka history:

During the 1700s, the Russians used this area for hunting and trade. Many of the local hunters were relocated to the Pribilof Islands under slave like conditions to hunt and process the seals. Sea otters were also hunted. Later, when this industry declined, reindeer were introduced in the hopes of producing something more for the economy.

In 1942, the Japanese attacked Unalaska and briefly took possession of Attu and Kiska. Residents were quickly evacuated and their villages burned to prevent use by the Japanese. After the war, the villages were rebuilt and most residents returned. Some of the Attu prisoners also returned from Japan imprisonment and relocated to Atka.
The incorporation date of Atka: 1988

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Atka attractions:

Most westerly city in the USA

The Native Village of Atka IRA is a federally recognized tribe here. The community has 91.3% Alaska Native or part Native population.

There is a 3,287 foot long lights, asphalt runway at Atka. Scheduled flights occur twice a week. Charters are available. Freight service runs during the summer.

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Atka economy: mainly from the fish processing industry and subsistence. Year-round employment is mostly with the government or education.

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