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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 Nulato is approximately 320 (2004), 264 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 119 (2000), 92 (2010).
The amount of land area in Nulato is 120.422 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Nulato is 42.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 16.852 sq kilometers.
The distance from Nulato to Washington DC is 4115 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 997 miles. (as the crow flies)
Nulato is positioned 64.70 degrees north of the equator and 158.22 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Nulato per capita income is $ 8,966 (2000).
Nulato median income is $ 25,114 (2000).
Nulato average annual precipitation is 15.6 inches peryear.
Nulato average annual snowfall is 74 inches per year.


about 35 miles west of Galena and 310 air miles west of Fairbanks. It is on the west bank of the Yukon River. It is across the river from the Innoko National Wildlife Refuge.
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cold and continental with great differences in temperature throughout the year. Average highs in the summer are generally in the low 70s. In Winter, it is not uncommon to have days of -40 degrees often. The Yukon River is generally frozen over from mid-October until mid-May.
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History & History Related Items

The local Koyukon Athabascans lived in the area and migrated with the seasons and game. Nulato became one of the trading sites for the tribe. AFter the 1830s, more outsiders began to arrive. Several epidemics, beginning in 1939 with a smallpox epidemic, caused many villagers to die. Further epidemics continued to decimate the native population. In 1900 up to one third of the population died from measles. Once the gold miners left, lead mining began to take over in the area. Nulato incorporated in 1963. Homes are now being built in developments about two miles from the old townsite.
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The Nulato Village Council is a federally recognized tribe located in Nulato. The community has 94% Alaska Native or part Native population.

Nulato is classified as an isolated village but has many services including water and sewer. Nulato has a school, health clinic and other businesses.

The city has a 4,000 foot long lights airstrip with year-round accesss. The river also provides not only transportation but also recreation. During the winter, it also becomes an ice road. There are numerous winter trails used by snowmachines and ATVs.
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Economy & Industry

mainly with the city, tribe, school or clinic. Seasonal jobs are available during summer months. Local residents also trap, hunt, fish and gather for food sources. Many go to fish camp each summer.
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Nulato City Government

City of Nulato
P.O. Box 65009
Nulato, AK 99765
Phone 907-898-2205
Fax 907-898-2203

Nulato Tribal Council
P.O. Box 65409
Nulato, AK 99765-0049
Phone 907-898-2339
Fax 907-898-2207 Nulato


The population of Nulato was:
1990 - 359
2000 - 345
2004 - 320 (estimate)

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