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Elim

Neviarcaurluq
Elim, Alaska is located in Alaska
Elim, Alaska
Elim, Alaska
Location in Alaska
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Nome
Incorporated October 17, 1970
Area
 • Total 2.66 sq mi (6.89 km2)
 • Land 2.66 sq mi (6.89 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
36 ft (11 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 366
 • Density 137.65/sq mi (53.14/km2)
Time zone UTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
99739
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-22250
GNIS feature ID 1401788

Elim (Central Yupik: Neviarcaurluq ; Inupiaq: Nivviaqhchauġluq) is a city in Nome Census Area, Alaska, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 330, up from 313 in 2000.

Geography

Elim is located at 64°37′4″N 162°15′24″W / 64.61778°N 162.25667°W / 64.61778; -162.25667 (64.617734, -162.256705).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), all of it land.

Natural history

A number of flora and fauna are found in the Elim area. This is the westernmost location for the range of Black Spruce, Picea mariana.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 162
1930 97 −40.1%
1940 100 3.1%
1950 154 54.0%
1960 145 −5.8%
1970 174 20.0%
1980 211 21.3%
1990 264 25.1%
2000 313 18.6%
2010 330 5.4%
2020 366 10.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

Elim first appeared on the 1920 U.S. Census as an unincorporated village. It was formally incorporated in 1970.

As of the census of 2000, there were 313 people, 84 households, and 69 families residing in the city. The population density was 128.9 people per square mile (49.7/km2). There were 106 housing units at an average density of 43.7 per square mile (16.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 5.11% White, 92.65% Native American, and 2.24% from two or more races.

Of the 84 households, 60.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.7% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.73 and the average family size was 4.16.

In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 41.9% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 14.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females, there were 131.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 122.0 males.

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Elim, Alaska

The median income for a household in the city was $40,179, and the median income for a family was $40,893. Males had a median income of $25,938 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,300. About 8.0% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Airports

The Elim Airport is a state-owned airport with scheduled passenger flights. Also located in Elim is the Moses Point Airport, which is privately owned by the Elim Native Corporation.

Education

Elim is served by the Bering Strait School District. Aniguiin School serves grades Pre-K through 12.

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