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The population of Chalkyitsik is approximately 87 (2004), 69 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 52 (1990), 24 (2010).

The amount of land area in Chalkyitsik is 5.262 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.998 sq kilometers.
The distance from Chalkyitsik to Washington DC is 3449 miles. The distance to the Alaska state capital is 660 miles. (as the crow flies)
Chalkyitsik is positioned 66.63 degrees north of the equator and 143.75 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Chalkyitsik location: about 50 miles east of Fort Yukon on the Black River.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Chalkyitsik is continental arctic with great extremes of temperature from season to season. Winters have very low temperatures with average lows of -50 to -60 being common. In the summer the average high can be from 65 to 72.
Chalkyitsik average annual precipitation is 6.5 inches per year.
Chalkyitsik average annual snowfall is 43.4 inches per year.
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Chalkyitsik history:

The area has always been a traditional fishing area. In fact, the name means fish hooking place. Excavations have uncovered artifacts that reveal use of the area as long ago as 10,000 B.C. More recently, the area supported nomadic tribes who moved along the river area depending on the season and the game available. In the late 1930s, a boat taking supplies to Salmon Village about 70 miles upriver had to stop here because of low water. There were a few houses and buildings here used for seasonal purposes. A school was built and soon, people began to settle around the school. By 1969 there were many homes, a store and other buildings.
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Chalkyitsik attractions:

Chalkyitsik is reached mostly by air. There is a 3,000 foot gravel airstrip here. There are no roads to connect the villge with other nearby ones. There is, however, a winter trail to Fort Yukon. It is reached by small boats. Though most services are primitive, progress has been made to modernize the water treatment and sewage needs.

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Economy & Industry

Chalkyitsik economy: based on subsistence. Local natives hunt, fish and gather for their food and to trade.
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