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Southeast Fairbanks Census Area,


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The population of Northway Junction is approximately 116 (1999), 54 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 29 (1990), 20 (2010).

The amount of land area in Northway Junction is 10.71 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Northway Junction to Washington DC is 3393 miles. The distance to the Alaska state capital is 427 miles. (as the crow flies)
Northway Junction is positioned 63.00 degrees north of the equator and 141.77 degrees west of the prime meridian.

The Northway Junction median home price is :$ 14,999.

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Northway Junction location: on the Alaska Highway, 5.5 miles northeast of Northway, at the foot of Cheneathda Hill. It lies in the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Northway Junction is in the Continental climate zone, with long, cold winters and relatively warm summers
The weather in Northway Junction is variable with long, cold winters and relatively warm summers. Temperatures range from -27 to 70. . Most of the precipitation comes in the summer with July having the highest amount of over 2 inches. Extreme temperatures have been recorded from -72 to 91. Northway lies in the Continental climate zone.
Northway Junction average annual precipitation is 10 inches per year.
Northway Junction average annual snowfall is 30 inches per year.
The average low temperature is -27.0 (winter), 14.7 (spring), 48.1 (summer), 13.1 (fall) degrees F.
The average high temperature is -10.3 (winter), 41.4 (spring), 69.4 (summer), 29.7 (fall) degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Northway Junction history:

The area around Northway was first utilized by semi-nomadic Athabascans who pursued seasonal subsistence activities in the vicinity of Scottie and Gardiner Creeks and Chisana, Nabesna, and Tanana Rivers. The Native settlement of Northway Village is located 2 miles south of Northway. The Native village was named in 1942 after Chief Walter Northway, who adopted his name from a Tanana and Nabesna riverboat captain. The Northway airport was a link in the Northwest Staging Route, a cooperative project between the U.S. and Canada. A chain of air bases through Canada to Fairbanks were used to supply an Alaska defense during World War II, and during the construction of the Alcan Highway. A post office was first established in 1941. The development and settlement of Northway Junction was due to the airport and highway access.
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Economy & Industry

Northway Junction economy: Most wage employment is with State highway maintenance or services for highway travelers. A general store, motel, garage, and BLM fire guard station provide limited employment. Fire fighting and construction jobs bring seasonal income. Trapping also provides income. Subsistence is important to the Native population.
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