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Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska


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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions




Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of Minto is approximately 207 (2004), 210 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 95 (1990), 65 (2010).
The amount of land area in Minto is 421.848 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Minto is 135.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 10.128 sq kilometers.
The distance from Minto to Washington DC is 3601 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 702 miles. (as the crow flies)
Minto is positioned 65.02 degrees north of the equator and 149.52 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Minto per capita income is $ 9,640 (2000).
Minto median income is $ 21,250 (2000).
Minto average annual precipitation is 12 inches peryear.
Minto average annual snowfall is 50 inches per year.


about 130 miles northwest of Fairbanks. It is on a spur road off the Elliott Highway on the west bank of the Tolovana River.
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cold and continental with great extremes in temperature throughout the year. Winters commonly experience -40 degree temperatures along with strong wind chill factors. The summer highs average in the low 70s.
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History & History Related Items

The local Minto band of the Tanana Athabascan tribe travelled through this area to trade furs for necessary goods. Once steamboats began to come up the river, the stopping place known as Old Minto became more permanent. Members of the group built log cabins while other, more seasonal residents, lived in tents. In 1969, after a great deal of repeated flooding, the community re-located 40 miles north of the old site. By 1971, both new housing and a new school were built.
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Local residents are mostly Tanana Athabascans. The area is 92.2% Alaska Native or part Native. The Native Village of Minto is a federally recognized tribe in the community.

Minto is considered an isolated village. It has a school, health clinic, water wells and most home have modern conveniences.

The Elliott Highway provides good access to Minto year-round. The Tolovana River gives access to both the Tanana and Nenana Rivers. All forms of transportation are used here for both transporation and recreation, including ATVs, snowmachines, cars, trucks and boats.
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Economy & Industry

mainly through the school, lodge, clinic or village counci. Much of this employment is year-round, though some seasonal work is also available. Some residents spend time creating local crafts such as birch-bark baskets and beaded or fur items.
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Minto City Government

Seth-De-Ya-Ah Corporation
P.O. Box 56
Minto, AK 99758
Phone 907-798-7181
Fax 907-798-7556

Village Council
Minto IRA Council
P.O. Box 58026
Minto, AK 99758
Phone 907-798-7112
Fax 907-798-7627 Minto


The population of Minto was:
1990 - 218
2000 - 229
2004 - 207 (estimate)

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