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Ekuk, Alaska

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Country United States
State Alaska
 • Total 4.7 sq mi (12 km2)
 • Land 4.7 sq mi (12 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
 • Total 2
Time zone UTC-9 (AKST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-8 (AKDT)
Website State of Alaska: Ekuk
72 housing units

Ekuk (Central Yupik: Iquk) is a small unincorporated community in the Dillingham Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of both the 2000 and 2010 U.S. Censuses, it had a population of 2. It is classified by the U.S. Census as an Alaska Native Village Statistical Area (ANVSA). Until 2002 it was the site of a large fish processing operation owned by Wards Cove Packing Company. Currently, it is inhabited mainly by seasonal fishing families who set gillnet in the nearby waters of the Nushagak Bay for mid-summer runs of sockeye salmon, early season runs of king salmon and late season runs of silver salmon.

Located 15 miles southeast of Dillingham, Ekuk is accessible only by sea or by air.

Located in Southwest Alaska on the shores of Bristol Bay (and the Bering Sea), the nearby terrain is covered with tundra with few trees or shrubbery.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 112
1890 65 −42.0%
1930 37
1960 40
1970 51 27.5%
1980 7 −86.3%
1990 3 −57.1%
2000 2 −33.3%
2010 2 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

At one point historically the Russians were there. Ekuk first appeared on the 1880 U.S. Census as an unincorporated village of 112 residents, all Yup'ik. It appeared as "Yekuk" on the 1890 census. It did not appear on the census again until 1930 (as Ekuk), and then not again until 1960. It was given the census designation of Alaska Native Village Statistical Area (ANVSA) in 1990.

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