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Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska
Seal of Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska
Map
Map of Alaska highlighting Bristol Bay Borough
Location in the state of Alaska
Map of the USA highlighting Alaska
Alaska's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded October 2, 1962
Seat Naknek
Largest community Naknek
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

888 sq mi (2,300 km²)
504 sq mi (1,305 km²)
384 sq mi (995 km²), 43.2%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

892
2.0/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Alaska: UTC-9/-8
Website: http://www.bristolbayboroughak.us/
Named for: Bristol Bay

Bristol Bay Borough is a borough of the U.S. state of Alaska on Bristol Bay or Iilgayaq Bay. As of the 2010 census the borough population was 997. The borough seat is Naknek. There are no incorporated settlements.

Incorporated in 1962, Bristol Bay was the first of Alaska's boroughs. It is also among the smallest, consisting of little more than the rectangle of land around Naknek on the coast and King Salmon (which, uniquely, serves as the borough seat for the neighboring Lake and Peninsula Borough) inland.

Geography

The borough has a total area of 888 square miles (2,300 km2), of which 504 square miles (1,310 km2) is land and 384 square miles (990 km2) (43.2%) is water.

Adjacent boroughs and census areas

National protected area

  • Katmai National Park and Preserve (part)
    • Katmai Wilderness (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 1,147
1980 1,094 −4.6%
1990 1,410 28.9%
2000 1,258 −10.8%
2010 997 −20.7%
Est. 2015 892 −10.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
1900-1990 1990-2000
2010-2015

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,258 people, 490 households, and 300 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 979 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 52.54% White, 0.56% Black or African American, 43.72% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.48% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 2.38% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 490 households out of which 38.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.20% were married couples living together, 6.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.60% were non-families. 31.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the borough the population was spread out with 31.30% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 34.80% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 3.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 119.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.60 males.

Communities

The Bristol Bay Borough has no incorporated cities. There are three census-designated places, corresponding to the borough's three population centers: King Salmon, Naknek and South Naknek. While these CDPs do not cover the borough's land mass, they contain 100 percent of the borough's population, per the 2010 Census.


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