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The population of Fort Yukon is approximately 594 (2004), 583 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 272 (1990), 246 (2010).

The amount of land area in Fort Yukon is 17.559 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Fort Yukon is 7.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.073 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fort Yukon to Washington DC is 3500 miles. The distance to the Alaska state capital is 683 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fort Yukon is positioned 66.56 degrees north of the equator and 145.26 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Fort Yukon per capita income is $13,360 (2000).
Fort Yukon median income is $29,375 (2000).

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Fort Yukon location: about 145 air miles northeast of Fairbanks. It is located at the confluence of the Yukon River and the Procupine River.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Fort Yukon is cold, continental arctic with cold, long winters and warm, short summers. Average winter low temperatures are almost always below 0 and usually between -50 to -60. Summer highs range between 65 and 72. The Yukon River is usually frozen over from mid-September until the end of May.
Fort Yukon average annual precipitation is 6.58 inches per year.
Fort Yukon average annual snowfall is 43.4 inches per year.
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Fort Yukon history:

Fort Yukon was founded by Alexander Murray in 1847. It was a Canadian outpost at the time. The local Gwich'in Indians used the settlement as a trade center for many years. The Hudson Bay Company operated here from 1846 until 1869. In 1869 Fort Yukon was found to be part of the US and the trading post was then operated by Moses Mercier. Both the Klondike gold rush and the whlaing boom on the Arctic Sea brought many challenges to the settlement. But the worst was a series of disease epidemics that greatly damaged the area. In 1949, a bad flood also did much damage to the area. The city incorporated in 1959.
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Fort Yukon attractions:

During the summer months, Fort Yukon is accessible by air and barge on the River. Recreational watercraft are used also during the summer months by residents and visitors alike. Local roads are also available mostly year-round. During the winter snowmachines and dog sleds are used extensively. The river, once it has frozen over, is used as an ice road to other area villages.

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