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Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska


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Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of Ruby is approximately 190 (2004), 166 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 107 (2000), 62 (2010).
The amount of land area in Ruby is 19.106 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Ruby is 7.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ruby to Washington DC is 4004 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 908 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ruby is positioned 64.71 degrees north of the equator and 155.52 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Ruby per capita income is $ 9,544 (2000).
Ruby median income is $ 24,375 (2000).
Ruby average annual precipitation is 17 inches peryear.
Ruby average annual snowfall is 66 inches per year.


about 50 air miles east of Galena and 230 air miles west of Fairbanks. It is on the south bank of the Yukon River in the Kilbuck-Kuskokwim Mountains. It is next to the Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge.
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cold and continental with extremely differences in temperature throughout the year. Winter lows may be as low as -40 for extended periods of time. Summer highs are generally in the low 70s. Temperature ranges may be from -53 to 98. The Yukon River is generally frozen over from Mid-October until Mid-May.
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History & History Related Items

Ruby was named for the red stones that were found on the riverbank by miners. They thought they were rubies. Not only was gold found here, Ruby also became a major supply center for all the area miners. As many as 1,000 miners lived here. Ruby's population declined greatly after the shortlived gold rush, dropping to just 139 by 1939. The mining operations were shut down after World War II and most white residents left town. Slight increases occurred over time. Ruby had incorporated back in 1913, but did so again in 1973 as a second class city.
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The incorporation of Ruby



The Native Village of Ruby is a federally recognized tribe located here. Ruby is 86.2% Alaska Native or part Native made up of mostly Athabascan.

Ruby has a 4,000 foot long lighted gravel airstrip that is accessible year-round. There is no docking, but the river does provide transportation with a boat launch and barge off-loading in the river. Float planes may land on the Yukon River. Many trails are available in the area.
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Economy & Industry

mainly from government sources - tribe, school, city. A number of seasonal jobs are always available in the summer months, but most Natives use handicrafts and trapping as part-time income sources.
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Ruby City Government

City of Ruby
P.O. Box 90
Ruby, AK 99768
Phone 907-468-4401
Fax 907-468-4443

Dineega Corporation
P.O. Box 28
Ruby, AK 99768
Phone 907-468-4405
Fax 907-468-4403

Ruby Tribal Council
P.O. Box 210
Ruby, AK 99768
Phone 907-468-4479
Fax 907-468-4474

Ruby Community News

I am trying to help a retired school teacher here in Cleveland, Ohio to acquire information about a person named "Anthony Gryskiewicz". This relative of his supposedly went to Ruby, Alaska sometime in the 1920's. We are trying to locate anyone in the state of Alaska with this last name. This person is hoping to contact relatives he has never met. If you think you may have any information for me, please contact me using my e-mail.
Thank you very much,
Don DeMeo Ruby


The population of Ruby was:
1939 - 139
1990 - 170
2000 - 195
2004 - 190 (estimate)

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