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Atka
Aleutians West Census Area Alaska

ZipCodes
99547




Page Contents for Atka, Alaska

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Economy

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
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.
Atka average annual precipitation is 60 inches peryear.
Atka average annual snowfall is 61 inches per year.

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


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.
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History & History Related Items

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.
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The incorporation of Atka

1988


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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Economy & Industry


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

City Of Atka
PO Box 47070
Atka, AK 99547-0070
Phone: 907-839-2233
Fax: 907-839-2234


Atxam Corporation
P.O. Box 47001
Atka, AK 99547
Phone 907-839-2237
Fax 907-839-2234


Native Village of Atka
P.O. Box 47030
Atka, AK 99547
Phone 907-839-2229
Fax 907-839-2269

Atka Chamber

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

Atka Organizations

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

Atka Schools

Atka School
101 Airport Rd
Atka, AK 99547
Phone: 907-839-2210


Aleutian Region Schools
5402 W. Dimond Blvd., Apt. #3
Anchorage, AK 99515
Phone 907-245-2648
Fax 907-245-2647 Atka

Miscellany

The population of Atka was:
1990 - 73
2000 - 102
2004 - 92

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