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Huslia
Ts’aateyhdenaade kk’onh Denh
City
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Yukon-Koyukuk
Incorporated June 9, 1969
Area
 • Total 17.2 sq mi (44.5 km2)
 • Land 16.4 sq mi (42.6 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
Elevation 157 ft (48 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 275
 • Density 15.99/sq mi (6.180/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99746
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-34350
GNIS feature ID 1403644, 2419400

Huslia (HOOS-lee-uh) (Ts’aateyhdenaade kk’onh Denh[pronunciation?] in Koyukon) is a city in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska, United States. Rarely known as Hussliakatna, it is inhabited by Koyukuk-hotana Athabascans. The population was 293 at the 2000 census and 275 as of the 2010 census.

Geography

Huslia is located at 65°42′7″N 156°23′14″W / 65.70194°N 156.38722°W / 65.70194; -156.38722 (65.701858, -156.387134).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.2 square miles (45 km2), of which, 16.4 square miles (42 km2) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) of it (4.25%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 65
1960 168 158.5%
1970 159 −5.4%
1980 188 18.2%
1990 207 10.1%
2000 293 41.5%
2010 275 −6.1%
Est. 2015 273 −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 293 people, 88 households, and 63 families residing in the city. The population density was 17.8 inhabitants per square mile (6.9/km2). There were 111 housing units at an average density of 6.8 per square mile (2.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 4.44% White, 93.52% Native American, 0.34% Pacific Islander, and 1.71% from two or more races. 1.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 88 households out of which 56.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% were married couples living together, 26.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.33 and the average family size was 3.83.

In the city, the population was spread out with 43.0% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 15.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 110.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,000, and the median income for a family was $31,000. Males had a median income of $52,500 versus $30,313 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,983. About 22.9% of families and 28.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.9% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Language revitalization

In 2012, Susan Pavskan reported:

On Thursday evenings Denaakk’e (Koyukon Athabascan) classes are held at Yukon-Koyukuk School District offices in Fairbanks and Huslia. About 18 people from four generations attended Thursday over video-conference. At the end of class, I demonstrated how MP3 sound files can be imported into iTunes then synced with iPads or iPods. The students demonstrated these to their parents and grandparents.

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