kids encyclopedia robot

Elfin Cove, Alaska facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Elfin Cove, Alaska

X̱’óot’k’
Location of Elfin Cove, Alaska
Location of Elfin Cove, Alaska
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Hoonah-Angoon
Area
 • Total 204.22 sq mi (528.91 km2)
 • Land 168.35 sq mi (436.03 km2)
 • Water 35.86 sq mi (92.88 km2)
Elevation
220 ft (67 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 24
 • Density 0.14/sq mi (0.06/km2)
Time zone UTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
99825
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-22140
GNIS feature ID 1401787

Elfin Cove (Lingít: X̱’óot’k’) is a census-designated place (CDP) near the northwestern corner of Chichagof Island in Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska, United States. The population was 20 at the 2010 census, down from 32 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Elfin Cove is located off Cross Sound on Chichagof Island at coordinates 58°11′56″N 136°21′19″W / 58.19889°N 136.35528°W / 58.19889; -136.35528 (58.198786, -136.355358).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.8 square miles (28 km2), of which, 10.7 square miles (28 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (1.38%) is water.

Climate

According to the Köppen climate classification system, Elfin Cove has an Oceanic climate (Cfb).

Climate data for Elfin Cove
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 50
(10)
57
(13.9)
56
(13.3)
69
(20.6)
75
(23.9)
80
(26.7)
81
(27.2)
86
(30)
74
(23.3)
64
(17.8)
54
(12.2)
50
(10)
86
(30)
Average high °F (°C) 35.8
(2.11)
37.2
(2.89)
40
(4.4)
46
(7.8)
51.4
(10.78)
55.5
(13.06)
58.2
(14.56)
59.3
(15.17)
55.7
(13.17)
47.9
(8.83)
39.9
(4.39)
36.8
(2.67)
47
(8.3)
Average low °F (°C) 29.4
(-1.44)
29.8
(-1.22)
31.4
(-0.33)
35.3
(1.83)
40.6
(4.78)
46.1
(7.83)
49.7
(9.83)
49.9
(9.94)
46.5
(8.06)
40.4
(4.67)
33.5
(0.83)
30.7
(-0.72)
38.6
(3.67)
Record low °F (°C) 1
(-17.2)
-10
(-23.3)
9
(-12.8)
20
(-6.7)
31
(-0.6)
35
(1.7)
40
(4.4)
39
(3.9)
30
(-1.1)
20
(-6.7)
5
(-15)
5
(-15)
-10
(-23.3)
Precipitation inches (mm) 10.36
(263.1)
7.8
(198)
7.73
(196.3)
5.69
(144.5)
4.69
(119.1)
3.34
(84.8)
4.58
(116.3)
6.72
(170.7)
12.4
(315)
15.77
(400.6)
12.02
(305.3)
11.46
(291.1)
102.55
(2,604.8)
Snowfall inches (cm) 30
(76)
20.4
(51.8)
17.4
(44.2)
1.8
(4.6)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1.3
(3.3)
14.6
(37.1)
22.4
(56.9)
107.9
(274.1)
Avg. precipitation days 23 18 20 18 18 17 19 20 22 25 22 23 245

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 65
1950 65 0.0%
1970 49
1980 28 −42.9%
1990 57 103.6%
2000 32 −43.9%
2010 20 −37.5%
2020 24 20.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

Elfin Cove first appeared on the 1940 U.S. Census as an unincorporated village. It appeared again on the 1950 census, but did not appear in 1960. It was returned again in 1970 and made a census-designated place (CDP) in 1980.

As of the census of 2000, there were 32 people, 15 households, and 9 families residing full-time in the CDP.

Among full-time residents, the population density was 3.0 people per square mile (1.2/km2). There were 35 housing units at an average density of 3.3/sq mi (1.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.75% White, 3.12% Pacific Islander, and 3.12% from two or more races.

Of the 15 households, 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, and 40.0% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.67.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 15.6% under the age of 18, 3.1% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 37.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there were 146.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 170.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $48,750 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,089. There were no families and 5.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

kids search engine
Elfin Cove, Alaska Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.