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Nelson Lagoon

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The Alaska state capital is Juneau.

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The population of Nelson Lagoon is approximately 76 (2004), 52 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 33 (2000), 22 (2010).

The amount of land area in Nelson Lagoon is 634.693 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 509.165 sq kilometers.
The distance from Nelson Lagoon to Washington DC is 4226 miles. The distance to the Alaska state capital is 1089 miles. (as the crow flies)
Nelson Lagoon is positioned 55.92 degrees north of the equator and 161.18 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Nelson Lagoon per capita income is $27,596 (2000).
Nelson Lagoon median income is $43,750 (2000).

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Nelson Lagoon location: 580 miles southwest of Anchorage, on the northern coast of the Alaska Peninsula on a narrow sand spit that separates the lagoon from the Bering Sea.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Nelson Lagoon is maritime with frequent weather changes. The changes are very often dramatic in nature. A prevailing wind of 20 to 25 mph is constantly present. Gusts may be much stronger. The temperature averages between 25 and 50 but the range is -15 to 75.
Nelson Lagoon average annual precipitation is 33 inches per year.
Nelson Lagoon average annual snowfall is 56 inches per year.
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Nelson Lagoon history:

This area has always been a traditional summer fish camp for the Unangan. It was named for Edward William Nelson of the U.S. Signal Corps. He explored the area between 1877 and 1920. There was a salmon saltery here from 1906 to 1917. A school was built in 1965 that brought more outsiders to the community on a permanent basis.
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Nelson Lagoon attractions: The Native Village of Nelson Lagoon is a federally recognized tribe in Nelson Lagoon. The population here is 81.9% Alaska Native or part Native.

All homes here are connected to the water system. A landfill is available. There is also a school, a health clinic and a number of homes. It is considered to be an isolated village.

Nelson Lagoon is accessible by air and sea only. The airstrip is 4,000 feet long and made of gravel. There are some harbor facilties.

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Economy & Industry

Nelson Lagoon economy: based on commercial fishing and subsistence activities.
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