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Koyuk

Kuuyuk
Koyuk, Alaska is located in Alaska
Koyuk, Alaska
Koyuk, Alaska
Location in Alaska
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Nome
Incorporated October 19, 1970
Area
 • Total 5.10 sq mi (13.21 km2)
 • Land 5.10 sq mi (13.21 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
33 ft (10 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 312
 • Density 61.15/sq mi (23.61/km2)
Time zone UTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
99753
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-41940
GNIS feature ID 1404981

Koyuk (Inupiaq: Kuuyuk) is a city in the Nome Census Area, Alaska, United States. The population was 332 at the 2010 census, up from 297 in 2000.

Geography

Koyuk is located at 64°55′52″N 161°9′31″W / 64.93111°N 161.15861°W / 64.93111; -161.15861 (64.931099, -161.158480). The village is located on the northern bank of the Koyuk River where it drains into Norton Bay.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 110
1940 100 −9.1%
1950 134 34.0%
1960 129 −3.7%
1970 122 −5.4%
1980 188 54.1%
1990 231 22.9%
2000 297 28.6%
2010 332 11.8%
2020 312 −6.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

Koyuk first appeared on the 1930 U.S. Census as an unincorporated village. It formally incorporated in 1970.

As of the census of 2000, there were 297 people, 80 households, and 59 families residing in the city. The population density was 62.7 people per square mile (24.2/km2). There were 95 housing units at an average density of 20.1 per square mile (7.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 4.71% White, 91.92% Native American, 0.67% Asian, and 2.69% from two or more races.

Of the 80 households, 53.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.0% were married couples living together, 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.71 and the average family size was 4.31.

In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 41.8% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 3.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females, there were 121.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 127.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,417, and the median income for a family was $20,625. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $11,563 for females. The per capita income for the city was $8,736. About 29.3% of families and 28.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 25.0% of those 65 or over.

Education

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

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