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The population of Tanana is approximately 304 (2004), 246 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 166 (2000), 100 (2010).

The amount of land area in Tanana is 43.666 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Tanana is 11.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 11.841 sq kilometers.
The distance from Tanana to Washington DC is 3702 miles. The distance to the Alaska state capital is 777 miles. (as the crow flies)
Tanana is positioned 65.15 degrees north of the equator and 152.10 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Tanana per capita income is $12,077 (2000).
Tanana median income is $29,750 (2000).

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Tanana location: 130 air miles from Fairbanks about two miles west of the junction of the Tanana and Yukon Rivers.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Tanana is cold and continental with seasonal temperatures that flucuate greatly. Winter lows range between -14 and -48 while summer high temperatures vary from 64 to 70. The river is usually frozen over from mid-October until mid-May.
Tanana average annual precipitation is 13 inches per year.
Tanana average annual snowfall is 50 inches per year.
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Tanana history:

The area has long been a center for trade but more modern facilities were added as the years went by. A trading post, Harper's Station, was built in 1880 several miles downriver. A mission was built in 1881, also downriver. For the next 20 years or so, more buildings were added and the complex, St. James Mission, was expanded. Fort Gibbon was opened in 1898 and other businesses opened. Unfortunately, not all good things can last and after the gold rush, most mines left this area. Fort Gibbon was closed in 1923 and the hospital changed hands to the BIA administration. An air base was built near here for refueling during World War II and after the war, new hospital buildings were added. The hospital again was transferred, this time to the US Public Health SErvice. Many local residents were employed by the hospital, but it closed in 1982. Tanana was incorporated in 1961 and again in 1982 as a first class city in order to retain control over the school.
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Tanana attractions:

The Native Village of Tanana is a fedeally recognized tribe in Tanana. The population of 81.5% Alaska Native or part native.

The city is accessible by air and river though there are a number of local roads. The dock allows barge service on a seasonal basis. The airstrip is a 4,400 foot long gravel runway with lights. Float planes also land on the river when they are able.

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Economy & Industry

Tanana economy: mainly with the city, school or council. There are just a few positions with local businesses.
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