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Huslia

Ts’aateyhdenaadekk’onh Denh
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Coordinates: 65°42′07″N 156°23′14″W / 65.70194°N 156.38722°W / 65.70194; -156.38722Coordinates: 65°42′07″N 156°23′14″W / 65.70194°N 156.38722°W / 65.70194; -156.38722
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Yukon-Koyukuk
Incorporated June 9, 1969
Area
 • Total 16.34 sq mi (42.33 km2)
 • Land 15.79 sq mi (40.88 km2)
 • Water 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
Elevation
157 ft (48 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 304
 • Density 19.26/sq mi (7.44/km2)
Time zone UTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
99746
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-34350
GNIS feature ID 1403644, 2419400

Huslia ( Ts’aateyhdenaadekk’onh Denh 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%
2020 304 10.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

Huslia first appeared on the 1950 U.S. Census as the unincorporated village of "Cutoff." The name changed to Huslia beginning with the 1960 census and incorporated as such in 1969.

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 65 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.

Education

The Yukon–Koyukuk School District operates the Jimmy Huntington School in Huslia.

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