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Alexander Creek, Alaska

Tuqen Kaq'

Alexander, Alaska
Alaska Native Village Corporation
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Matanuska-Susitna
Township T15N R7W Seward Meridian
Area
 • Total 56.8 sq mi (147 km2)
Elevation
33 ft (10 m)
Population
 (1990)
 • Total 40
Time zone UTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
99645
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-01655
GNIS feature ID 2419533

Alexander (Dena'ina: Tuqen Kaq’) is an unincorporated community in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. An Alaska Native community with an Alaska Native Village Corporation, it lies on the Susitna River delta, near the mouth of Alexander Creek, and 27 miles (43 km) northwest of Anchorage, Alaska Cook Inlet Low. It is located within the boundaries of Susitna CDP.

History

Alexander, Alaska at 61°25′2″N 150°35′49″W / 61.41722°N 150.59694°W / 61.41722; -150.59694 (Alexander, Alaska), elevation: 30 feet (9.1 m), is a small, 2.4 miles (3.9 km) long, Indian village which was reported in 1898 by Eldridge (1900, map 3).

Geography

Alexander Creek, Alaska is located at 61°25′18″N 150°36′0″W / 61.42167°N 150.60000°W / 61.42167; -150.60000 (Alexander Creek, Alaska), on the west bank of Alexander Creek near its confluence with the big Susitna River (about 10 miles (16 km) above the big Susitna River mouth on Cook Inlet of the Pacific Ocean); approximately 27 miles (43 km) northwest of Anchorage, Alaska in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska and the Anchorage Recording District.

  • ANVSA Name Alexander, AK
  • Land Area 56.8 square miles (147 km2)

Climate

Need to research an official source:
National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 11
1990 40 263.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

Alexander appeared on the 1980 and 1990 U.S. Census as an unincorporated Native Village (ANVSA). It has not appeared separately since and as of 2000 & 2010, is located within the boundaries of the Susitna CDP.

Arts and culture

Need references: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, National Park Service
Alexander is surrounded by federal and state forest lands.

Economy

Alexander's economy is primarily a subsistence one: living off the land, supplemented by tourism (fishing/hunting guides) and harvesting/selling some renewable natural resources.

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