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The population of St Paul is approximately 494 (2004).
The approximate number of families is 177 (1990).

The amount of land area in St Paul is 104.717 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in St Paul is 40.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 660.864 sq kilometers.
The distance from St Paul to Washington DC is 4670 miles. The distance to the Alaska state capital is 1437 miles. (as the crow flies)
St Paul is positioned 57.21 degrees north of the equator and 170.21 degrees west of the prime meridian.

St Paul per capita income is $18,408 (2000).
St Paul median income is $50,750 (2000).

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St Paul location: on the southern tip of St. Paul Island. It is the largest of the five islands in the Pribilofs. It is 47 miles north of St. George Island, 240 miles north of the Aleutian Islans, 300 miles west of the Alaska mainland and 750 air miles west of Anchorage.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for St Paul is arctic maritime with cold weather year-round. With its location in the Bering Sea, St. Paul have a narrow range of temperature year-round, varying from 19 to 51. Heavy fog is common in the summer months.

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St Paul average annual precipitation is 25 inches per year.
St Paul average annual snowfall is 56 inches per year.
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St Paul history:

This island group was discovered in 1786 by Russian fur traders. It was during their occupation of the islands that Aleuts from various areas were brought here to work in the processing and to hunt for seals. Many of their descendents live on the islands today. Sealing hunting continued for many years resulting in fewer and fewer seals. Finally the Fur Seal Act of 1910 placed restrictions on the industry. Poverty reigned here once sealing was basically prohibited. During World War II, residents were relocated to southeast Alaska and were not treated with much compassion. Later in 1979, many received compensation for their treatment. After the Fur Seal Act of 1983, restrictions were lifted and management of the industry was left to the local governments. Commercial harvesting of the pelts gradually decreased and was halted on St. Paul in 1985. Currently fur seal pelt possession is prohibited except for subsistence activities.
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The Aleut Community of St. Paul Island is a federally recognized tribe in St. Paul. The community is 86.5% Alaska Native or part Native.

St. Paul is accessible by air and sea. The runway here is 6,500 feet long and is made of gravel. Regular flights occur when weather permits. There is some dock space and a barge off-loading area.

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