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Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of Nikolski is approximately 36 (2004), 18 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 28 (2000), 13 (2010).
The amount of land area in Nikolski is 228.916 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 300.48 sq kilometers.
The distance from Nikolski to Washington DC is 4748 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 1509 miles. (as the crow flies)
Nikolski is positioned 52.96 degrees north of the equator and 168.82 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Nikolski average annual precipitation is 21 inches peryear.
Nikolski average annual snowfall is 41 inches per year.


116 air miles west of Unalaska and 900 air miles from Anchorage. It is on Nikolski Bay off the southwest end of Umnak Island, one of the Fox Islands.
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maritime with fog during the summer and strong winds during the winter months. Temperatures range from 11 to 65 during the year.
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History & History Related Items

There is archaeological evidence that Ananiuliak Island on the north side of Nikolski Bay was occupied as long ago as 8,500 years. In the village of Nikolski, evidence makes it appear that there has been at least 4,000 years of continuous occupation. That would make the community the oldest continuously occupied community in the entire world. Closer to our time, during the mid-1800s, sea otter hunting was prevalent here. Later, in 1920, there was fox farming and a sheep ranch was begun in 1926.

In 1942, residents were removed from the area after the attack on Unalaska. They were sent to the southeastern Alaskan area until 1944. Many did not return and those who did had experience something very different than what they had before. Several different government projeccts came and went in the area. A communication site here provided some jobs, but was closed in 1977.
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The Native Village of Nikolski is a federally recognized tribe here. The community has 69.2% Alaska Native or part Native population.

There is a 3,500 gravel runway for air service. It is owned by the US Air Force. There are no landing facilies for ships. Cargo is usually delivered once or twice each year.
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Economy & Industry

mainly canneries and fish processing. With no harbor or dock, there are limited processing opportunities. There is some tourist activity and a sport fishing lodge is planned to attract more visitors, particularly former residents.
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Nikolski City Government

Chaluka Corporation
General Delivery
Nikolski, AK 99638
Phone 907-576-2216

Nikolski IRA Council
P.O. Box 105
Nikolski, AK 99638
Phone 907-576-2205
Fax 907-576-2205

Nikolski Chamber

Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference
3300 Arctic Blvd. Suite 203
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907-562-7380
Fax: 907-562-0438

Nikolski Organizations

Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference
3300 Arctic Blvd. Suite 203
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907-562-7380
Fax: 907-562-0438 Nikolski


The population of Nikolski was:
1990 - 35
2000 - 34
2004 - 36

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