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Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska


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Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of Hughes is approximately 72 (2004), 77 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 39 (2000), 31 (2010).
The amount of land area in Hughes is 6.353 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hughes is 3.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hughes to Washington DC is 3813 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 873 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hughes is positioned 66.03 degrees north of the equator and 154.26 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Hughes per capita income is $ 10,194 (2000).
Hughes median income is $ 24,375 (2000).
Hughes average annual precipitation is 13 inches peryear.
Hughes average annual snowfall is 30 inches per year.


about 115 air miles northeast of Galena and 210 air miles northwest of Fairbanks. It is on a bluff on the east bank of the Koyukuk River.
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cold continental with great differences in temperature from season to season. Winters are harsh with average lows of -40 being common. The average high during summer is around 70 degrees. The Koyukuk River is frozen from November through May.
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History & History Related Items

One of the early prospectors was Roy Frederick Hughes, but records indicate Hughes was named in 1910 for New York Governor, Charles Hughes. It was a riverboat land and supply port for the nearby gold fields but when the mining declined, the need for supplies diminished. Many of the local Natives remained in Hughes and the community began to grow slowly. Incorporated in 1973, the city was gradually modernized. In September 1994, floods innundated the area and nearly all buildings were swept away. The resilient residents rebuilt their homes and businesses once again.
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A local air strip is owned by the state and serves the are year-round. Some supplies are brought in by riverboat, but winter travel this way is impossible and other times in the year, the waters are too shallow to navigate. When the river freezes over, it is used as an ice road to go to all the neighboring villages.
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Hughes City Government

City of Hughes
P.O. Box 45010
Hughes, AK 99745-0010
Phone 907-889-2206
Fax 907-889-2252

K'oyitl'ots'ina, Limited
1603 College Road
Fairbanks, AK 99709
Phone 907-452-8119
Fax 907-452-8148

Hughes Village Council
P.O. Box 45029
Hughes, AK 99745
Phone 907-889-2239
Fax 907-889-2252 Hughes


The population of Hughes was:
1990 - 54
2000 - 69
2004 - 72 (estimate)

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