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Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska


Page Contents for Beaver, Alaska

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

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Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of Beaver is approximately 76 (2000), 84 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 52 (1990), 36 (2010).
The amount of land area in Beaver is 49.796 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 11.14 sq kilometers.
The distance from Beaver to Washington DC is 3566 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 713 miles. (as the crow flies)
Beaver is positioned 66.33 degrees north of the equator and 147.31 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Beaver average annual precipitation is 6.5 inches peryear.
Beaver average annual snowfall is 43.4 inches per year.


about 60 miles northwest of Fort Yukon and 110 miles north of Fairbankds. It is on the north bank of the Yukon River.
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continental subarctic. As is typical for this area, there are seasonal extreme temperatures. Average summer temperatures are 65 to 72 while the average low temperature in the winter is consistently well below zero. The temperature may commonly go as low as -60 degrees.
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History & History Related Items

When gold miners headed north to the gold fields in 1907, the end of the Yukon River was the start to their trek north. This starting point became Beaver. A store was started in 1910 and eventually three freight companies operated on the trail north. In 1911, Frank Yasuda, a Japanese trader, came and became a partner in the local trading post. Soon a post office was opened and another trading post was started. The first school opened in 1928 and an airstrip was built in the 1930s. The local store was eventually bought by the village council and set up to be a cooperative store for the villagers.
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Most of the population of the area is Athabascan Indian and Eskimo. There is a 4,150 foot lighted gravel airstrip here providing access to outside areas. Local trails are used by ATVs, trucks, dog teams and snowmachines in their seasons.
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Economy & Industry

at the subsistence level. Local residents hunt and fish local wildlife for their food. Many also garden and gather local berries. Employment is mostly through the school, post office and the village council.
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The population of Beaver was:
1990 - 103
2000 - 76

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