Denali Borough, Alaska facts for kids
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Location within the U.S. state of Alaska
Alaska's location within the U.S.
|Incorporated||December 7, 1990|
|• Total||12,777 sq mi (33,090 km2)|
|• Land||12,751 sq mi (33,020 km2)|
|• Water||26 sq mi (70 km2) 0.2%%|
|• Density||0.12671/sq mi (0.048924/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−9 (Alaska)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−8 (ADT)|
The Denali Borough is a borough located in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2020 census the population of the borough was 1,619, down from 1,826 in 2010. The borough seat and most populated community is Healy, and its only incorporated place is Anderson. The borough was incorporated in December 1990.
The area was previously a part of the Unorganized Borough, with the Upper Railbelt School District serving as the region's rural education attendance area (which was replaced by a school district under the borough's umbrella upon incorporation).
The earliest inhabitants were nomadic native Alaskans. A mining camp was established near Healy prior to 1902, and construction of the Alaska Railroad brought additional settlers to the area in the early 1920s. Clear Space Force Station, the Usibelli Coal Mine and tourism at the Denali National Park and Preserve have brought growth and development.
The borough has a total area of 12,777 square miles (33,090 km2), of which 12,751 square miles (33,020 km2) is land and 26 square miles (67 km2) (0.2%) is water.
National protected area
- Denali National Park and Preserve (part)
- Denali Wilderness (part)
Adjacent boroughs and census areas
- Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area - west/north
- Fairbanks North Star Borough - northeast
- Southeast Fairbanks Census Area - east
- Matanuska-Susitna Borough - south
|U.S. Decennial Census
At the 2000 census there were 1,893 people, 785 households, and 452 families residing in the borough. The population density was 0.148 people per square mile (0.057/km2). There were 1,351 housing units at an average density of 0.106 per square mile (0.041/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 85.74% White, 1.43% Black or African American, 4.75% Native American, 1.53% Asian, 0.37% Pacific Islander, 0.95% from other races, and 5.23% from two or more races. 2.48%. were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 785 households 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.40% were married couples living together, 4.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.30% were non-families. 35.00% of households were one person and 1.40% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 3.03.
The age distribution was 23.80% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 36.80% from 25 to 44, 29.70% from 45 to 64, and 3.10% 65 or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 139.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 147.10 males.
Denali Borough is the 63rd highest-income county in the United States, and highest-income county in Alaska, by personal per capita income as of 2009[update].
Other unincorporated communities
In the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer, the Denali vampire coven (consisting of Tanya, Kate, Irina, Eleazar and Carmen and later Garrett) lives in Denali because of the lack of sunlight.
In Spanish: Borough de Denali para niños
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