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Crooked Creek

Qipcarpak
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Location of Crooked Creek, Alaska
Location of Crooked Creek, Alaska
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Bethel
Area
 • Total 107.39 sq mi (278.13 km2)
 • Land 99.83 sq mi (258.55 km2)
 • Water 7.56 sq mi (19.59 km2)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 90
 • Density 0.90/sq mi (0.35/km2)
Time zone UTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
99575
Area code(s) 907 Exchange: 675
FIPS code 02-17850

Crooked Creek (Central Yupik: Qipcarpak ) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bethel Census Area, Alaska, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the CDP was 105, down from 137 in 2000.

Geography

The Crooked Creek CDP is located at 61°51′35″N 158°7′44″W / 61.85972°N 158.12889°W / 61.85972; -158.12889 (61.859821, -158.128884) on the north bank of the Kuskokwim River, at the mouth of Crooked Creek in the Kuskokwim Mountains. It is approximately 120 miles (190 km) northeast (upriver) of Bethel.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 107.4 square miles (278.1 km2), of which99.8 square miles (258.5 km2) is land and 7.6 square miles (19.6 km2), or 7.05%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 48
1950 43 −10.4%
1960 92 114.0%
1970 59 −35.9%
1980 108 83.1%
1990 106 −1.9%
2000 137 29.2%
2010 105 −23.4%
2020 90 −14.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

Crooked Creek first appeared on the 1940 U.S. Census as an unincorporated village. It was made a census-designated place (CDP) in 1980.

As of the census of 2000, there were 137 people, 38 households, and 31 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1.4 people per square mile (0.5/km2). There were 46 housing units at an average density of 0.5/sq mi (0.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 6.57% White, 90.51% Native American, and 2.92% from two or more races.

There were 38 households, out of which 57.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% were married couples living together, 31.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.4% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.61 and the average family size was 4.00.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 41.6% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 13.1% from 45 to 64, and 4.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females, there were 114.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $17,500, and the median income for a family was $23,125. Males had a median income of $13,750 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $6,495. There were 25.0% of families and 28.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 23.0% of under eighteens and 20.0% of those over 64.

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