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Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska


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Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
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).
Tanana average annual precipitation is 13 inches peryear.
Tanana average annual snowfall is 50 inches per year.


130 air miles from Fairbanks about two miles west of the junction of the Tanana and Yukon Rivers.
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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.
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History & History Related Items

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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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

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

City of Tanana
P.O. Box 77249
Tanana, AK 99777
Phone 907-366-7159
Fax 907-366-7169

Village Corporation
Tozitna, Limited
P.O. Box 77129
Tanana, AK 99777
Phone 907-366-7255
Fax 907-366-7122

Native Village of Tanana
P.O. Box 77130
Tanana, AK 99777
Phone 907-366-7160 Fax 907-366-7195

Tanana Schools

Tanana City Schools
P.O. Box 89
Tanana, AK 99777-0089
Phone 907-366-7201
Fax 907-366-7201 Tanana


The population of Tanana was:
1990 - 345
2000 - 278
2004 - 304 (estimate)

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