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Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska


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Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of Shageluk is approximately 132 (2004), 83 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 52 (2000), 36 (2010).
The amount of land area in Shageluk is 24.797 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Shageluk is 10.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 3.218 sq kilometers.
The distance from Shageluk to Washington DC is 4112 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 991 miles. (as the crow flies)
Shageluk is positioned 62.66 degrees north of the equator and 159.56 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Shageluk per capita income is $ 7,587 (2000).
Shageluk median income is $ 26,667 (2000).
Shageluk average annual precipitation is 67 inches peryear.
Shageluk average annual snowfall is 110 inches per year.


aobut 20 miles east of Anvik and 34 miles northeast of Holy Cross. It is on the east bank of the Innoko River, a tributary of the Yukon River.
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cold and continental with great ranges of temperatures. Summers tend to be from 42 to 80 while winters range from -62 to 0. The Innoko River is generally frozen over from November through May.
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History & History Related Items

Shageluk was first named Tie'goshshitno when the Russian Navy reported the village in 1850. Later, at the 1880 census, it was grouped with five other villages as the Chageluk settlements. By 1924, a post office was opened. Due to their flood prone site, the community was moved in 1966 to a higher location two miles southeast of the old site. New homes and a school were built. Incorporation as a city occurred in 1970.
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The Shageluk Native Village is a federally recognized tribe in Shageluk. The area is 96.9% Alaska Native or part Native. The natives here are Deg Hit'an Athabascan.

The city may only be accessed by air or water. The airstrip is 3,400 feet long and is made of gravel. A seaplane base is also available. The city is a checkpoint for the Iditarod dog sled race every other year.
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Shageluk City Government

City of Shageluk
P.O. Box 110
Shageluk, AK 99665
Phone 907-473-8221
Fax 907-473-8220

Zho-Tse, Incorporated
P.O. Box 108
Shageluk, AK 99665
Phone 907-473-8229

Shageluk IRA Council
P.O. Box 35
Shageluk, AK 99665
Phone 907-473-8239
Fax 907-473-8295 Shageluk


The population of Shageluk was:
1990 - 139
2000 - 145
2004 - 132 (estimate)

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