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Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska


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Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of Koyukuk is approximately 109 (2004), 96 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 55 (2000), 42 (2010).
The amount of land area in Koyukuk is 15.501 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Koyukuk is 6.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.571 sq kilometers.
The distance from Koyukuk to Washington DC is 4097 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 984 miles. (as the crow flies)
Koyukuk is positioned 64.91 degrees north of the equator and 157.65 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Koyukuk per capita income is $ 11,342 (2000).
Koyukuk median income is $ 19,375 (2000).
Koyukuk average annual precipitation is 13 inches peryear.
Koyukuk average annual snowfall is 60 inches per year.


in western Alaska about 30 miles west of Galena and 290 air miles west of Fairbanks. It is on the Yukon River near the mouth of the Koyukuk River.
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cold, continental with extreme differences in temperature during the year. Winters are harsh and cold with temperatures in the vicinity of -40 degrees being common. Summers are short and may reach high temperatures of the low 70s. Yearly temperature range is from -64 to 92
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History & History Related Items

The area has been a traditional Koyukon Athabascan one. They travelled about the area depending on the season and their needs at the time. They were plagued by several major epidemics beginning in 1839. A military telegraph line was built here about 1867 and the village built up around this station. Soon a trading post opened and also a post office. Another epidemic struck in 1900 which, along with a severe food shortage, reduced the Native population here by one third. Most residents were still migrant until the school was built in 1939. This is when people began to stay year-round in Koyukuk. Incorporation as a city took place in 1973. Due to its nearness to two rivers, the city has been plagued with flooding greatly over the years. Many would like to re-locate the city to a drier spot.
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The population of Koyukuk is 91.1% native or part native. The Koyukuk Native Village is a federally recognized tribe here.

There is a 2,645 foot long lighted gravel air strip that is used year-round. The river is also widely used during the summer months. During the winter when the river is frozen over, it is also used for transportation as an ice road. Though roads are virtually non-existent, many winter and local trails to Chance and Nulato are used.
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Koyukuk City Government

City of Koyukuk
P.O. Box 49
Koyukuk, AK 99754
Phone 907-927-2214
Fax 907-927-2215

Village Council
Koyukuk Tribal Council
P.O. Box 109
Koyukuk, AK 99754
Phone 907-927-2253
Fax 907-927-2220 Koyukuk


The population of Koyukuk was:
1880 - 150
1990 - 126
2000 - 101
2004 - 109 (estimate)

Koyukuk is located in the Alaska time zone.

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