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Hughes

Hut’odlee Kkaakk’et
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Coordinates: 66°2′39″N 154°15′25″W / 66.04417°N 154.25694°W / 66.04417; -154.25694Coordinates: 66°2′39″N 154°15′25″W / 66.04417°N 154.25694°W / 66.04417; -154.25694
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Yukon-Koyukuk
Incorporated October 30, 1973
Area
 • Total 3.04 sq mi (7.87 km2)
 • Land 3.04 sq mi (7.87 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
377 ft (115 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 85
 • Density 27.97/sq mi (10.80/km2)
Time zone UTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
99745
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-33910
GNIS feature ID 1403596

Hughes (Hut’odlee Kkaakk’et in Koyukon) is a city in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska, United States. The population was 77 at the 2010 census, down from 78 in 2000.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 45
1940 32
1950 49 53.1%
1960 69 40.8%
1970 85 23.2%
1980 73 −14.1%
1990 54 −26.0%
2000 78 44.4%
2010 77 −1.3%
2020 85 10.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

Hughes first appeared on the 1920 U.S. Census as an unincorporated village. It did not appear on the 1930 census, but returned in 1940. It formally incorporated in 1973.

The majority of the town's population are ethnic Koyukon, Alaskan Athabaskans. Some of the town's population, as of the 1970s, spoke the Central Dialect of the Koyukon language.

As of the census of 2000, there were 78 people, 26 households, and 17 families residing in the city. The population density was 25.2 people per square mile (9.7/km2). There were 39 housing units at an average density of 12.6 per square mile (4.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 10.26% White, 78.21% Native American, 10.26% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. 10.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 26 households, out of which 50.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.6% were married couples living together, 26.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.67.

In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 39.7% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 123.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,375, and the median income for a family was $33,125. Males had a median income of $90,957 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,193. There were 21.1% of families and 28.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 28.6% of under eighteens and 28.6% of those over 64.

Education

The Yukon–Koyukuk School District operates the Johnny Oldman School in Hughes.

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