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The population of Knik is approximately 272 (1990).
The approximate number of families is 178 (1990).

The amount of land area in Knik is 25.216 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 24.947 sq kilometers.
The distance from Knik to Washington DC is 3669 miles. The distance to the Alaska state capital is 618 miles. (as the crow flies)
Knik is positioned 61.45 degrees north of the equator and 149.74 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Knik location: 17.5 miles northeast of Anchorage on the west bank of the Knik Arm of Cook Inlet. Here is a map page for Knik from

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Knik average annual precipitation is 16.5 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 6-14 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 47-67 degrees F.
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Knik history:

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Knik means "fire," and was originally applied to several villages at the head of Cook Inlet. The main village was known as Kinik and listed as such in the 1880 U.S. Census. The community of Knik really developed during the Alaskan gold rush between 1898 and 1916. By 1903, Palmer's Store was built and development grew up from there.
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The population is mostly non-Native. Knik is a check-point for the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, and many mushers live in the area. Subsistence-related activities contribute to cash incomes.

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