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Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska


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Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of Evansville is approximately 21 (2004), 15 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 30 (2000), 12 (2010).
The amount of land area in Evansville is 115.583 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Evansville is 22.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.503 sq kilometers.
The distance from Evansville to Washington DC is 3738 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 838 miles. (as the crow flies)
Evansville is positioned 66.87 degrees north of the equator and 151.45 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Evansville per capita income is $ 15,745 (2000).
Evansville median income is $ 53,750 (2000).
Evansville average annual precipitation is 13.4 inches peryear.
Evansville average annual snowfall is 77 inches per year.


about 250 miles or 180 air miles northwest of Fairbanks, next to Bettles.
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cold, continental with extreme temperatures. Average highs in summer are the low 70s with average lows in the winter commonly about -40. Lows have gone as low as -70.
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History & History Related Items

A number of native groups live in the area including Koyukon Athabascans and Kobuk, Setawik and Nunamiut Eskimos. The community was named for Wilford Evans, Sr. who ran a trading post and river barge business in Allakaket. He opened a sawmill where Evansville is now located and also built a lodge and store. An airfield was built in 1948 by the FAA. The field was used by the Navy as a support base.
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Most of Evansville residents are Eskimos and Athabascans. Nearby Bettles is mostly non-native. The Hickel Trail, a 30 miles winter road, gives area residents access to the Dalton Highway and then on to Fairbanks. The Koyukuk River is used extensively during th esummer months. A airport is also nearby in Bettles. Due to the access to the main road, Evansville receives goods at lower prices than many other villages in the area. This helps local residents live a little better lifestyle and encourages visitors. Many hunters drive up the Dalton Highway in search of local game. Because residents also utilize this same game for subsistence, hunters are not always encouraged.
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Evansville City Government

Evansville Village Corporation
122 First Ave., Suite 2028
Fairbanks, AK 99701-4871
Phone 907-451-8008
Fax 907-451-7695

Evansville Tribal Council
P.O. Box 26087
Bettles, AK 99726
Phone 907-692-5005
Fax 907-692-5006 Evansville


The population of Evansville was:
1990 - 33
2000 - 22
2004 - 21

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