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St George
Aleutians West Census Area Alaska

ZipCodes
99591




Page Contents for St George, Alaska

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Economy

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of St George is approximately 137 2004.
The approximate number of families is 67 1990.
The amount of land area in St George is 90.355 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in St George is 34.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 69.023 sq kilometers.
The distance from St George to Washington DC is 4630 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 1415 miles. (as the crow flies)
St George is positioned 56.61 degrees north of the equator and 169.59 degrees west of the prime meridian.
St George per capita income is $ 21,131 2000.
St George median income is $ 57,083 2000.
St George average annual precipitation is 23 inches peryear.
St George average annual snowfall is 57 inches per year.

Location

on the northeast shore of St. George Island, the southernmost of the Pribilof Island group. It is 47 miles south of St. Paul Island, 750 air miles west of Anchorage and 250 miles northwest of Unalaska.
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Climate


arctic maritime with cool temperatures most of the year. The average temperature only ranges from 24 to 52 degrees. The summer weather is commonly cloudy and foggy.
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History & History Related Items

While searching for the northern fur seal breeding grounds for his Russian employer, Lebedoy Lastochkin Company, Gavrill Pribilof discovered the islands in 1786. Originally named Sveti Georgiy, the larger island nearby was calle St. Peter and St. Paul Island. The Russian company brought Aleut hunters and their families here to work in the processing plants and also to hunt for seals. After the US Government took over, the islands were leased to private companies who provided more benefits for the workers. By 1910, the US Bureau of Fisheries took control, but due to over-harvesting of the seals, production had gone down and poverty levels had greatly increased. When the Japanese attacked the Aleutian area, the residents here were relocated to southeast Alaska. In 1979, many received compensation for the slavery conditions that existed during the Russian occupation. Commercial seal harvesting was halted in 1983
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The incorporation of St George

1983


Attractions

Information on St. George Island.

The island is accessible only by air or sea. There are two airstrips, one with a 5,000 foot long gravel runway. Flights are made frequently to both St. Paul Island and to the mainland. Supplies are usually shipped in monthly or bi-monthly by freighter.

The St. George Island Traditional Council is a federally recognized tribe on the island. The population has 92.1% Alaska Native or part Native.
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Economy & Industry


mainly in govenrment jobs and commercial fishing. Until 1983, the fur seal industry was dominant. The harvesting of seals is still allowed for subsistence purposes.
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St George City Government

City of Saint George
P.O. Box 929
St. George Island, AK 99591
Phone 907-859-2263
Fax 907-859-2212


St. George Tanaq Corporation
2600 Denali St., Suite 300
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone 907-272-9886
Fax 907-272-9855


St. George Traditional Council
P.O. Box 940
St. George Island, AK 99591
Phone 907-859-2205
Fax 907-859-2242

St George Chamber

Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference
3300 Arctic Blvd. Suite 203
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907-562-7380
Fax: 907-562-0438

St George Organizations

Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference
3300 Arctic Blvd. Suite 203
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907-562-7380
Fax: 907-562-0438

St George Schools

Pribilof School District
Pouch 905
St. Paul Island, AK 99660
Phone 907-546-2221
Fax 907-546-2327 St George

Miscellany

The population of St. George was:
1990 - 138
2000 - 147
2004 - 137

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