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King Cove
City
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Aleutians East
Incorporated 1947
Government
 • Mayor Henry Mack
 • State senator Lyman Hoffman (D)
 • State rep. Bryce Edgmon (D)
Area
 • Total 29.8 sq mi (77.2 km2)
 • Land 25.3 sq mi (65.4 km2)
 • Water 4.5 sq mi (11.7 km2)
Elevation
92 ft (28 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 938
 • Density 31.3/sq mi (12.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
99612
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-39410
Website http://www.cityofkingcove.com/

King Cove (Agdaaĝux̂ in Aleut) is a city in Aleutians East Borough, Alaska, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 938.

Geography

King Cove is located at 55°04′20″N 162°19′05″W / 55.072125°N 162.318040°W / 55.072125; -162.318040. King Cove is on the pacific side of the Alaska Peninsula. It is 18 miles (29 km) southeast of Cold Bay and 620 miles (1,000 km) southwest of Anchorage. It lies at approximately 55* 03'N Latitude and 162* 19' W Longitude. The area encompasses 2.9 square miles (8 km2) of land and 2.0 square miles (5 km2) of water.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.8 square miles (77 km2), of which, 25.3 square miles (66 km2) is land and 4.5 square miles (12 km2) (15.23%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 135
1950 162 20.0%
1960 290 79.0%
1970 283 −2.4%
1980 460 62.5%
1990 451 −2.0%
2000 792 75.6%
2010 938 18.4%
Est. 2015 1,009 7.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 792 people, 170 households, and 116 families residing in the city. The population density was 31.3 people per square mile (12.1/km²). There were 207 housing units at an average density of 8.2 per square mile (3.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 15.03% White, 1.64% Black or African American, 46.72% Native American, 26.77% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 5.93% from other races, and 3.79% from two or more races. 7.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 170 households out of which 45.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.53.

In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 21.3% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 41.0% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 3.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 147.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 166.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,893, and the median income for a family was $47,188. Males had a median income of $30,714 versus $19,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,791. About 3.3% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 27.3% of those age 65 or over.

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