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Northway Junction
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska







Page Contents for Northway Junction, Alaska

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

Economy

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
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.
Northway Junction average annual precipitation is 10 inches peryear.
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.

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


in the Continental climate zone, with long, cold winters and relatively warm summers
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Weather


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.
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History & History Related Items

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


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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Northway Junction

Miscellany

Northway Junction lies on the Alaska Highway. Scheduled buses and trucking services are available. There is an asphalt runway at nearby Northway. Regular flights are available to Fairbanks, as well as charter services.


The population of Northway Junction was:
Until 1990 there was no population in Northway Junction
1990 - 88
1999 - 116 1999 Alaska Dept. of Labor Estimate

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