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Aerial view of Kwigillingok
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Location of Kwigillingok, Alaska
Location of Kwigillingok, Alaska
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Bethel
 • Total 23.83 sq mi (61.71 km2)
 • Land 23.79 sq mi (61.62 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)
 • Total 380
 • Density 15.97/sq mi (6.17/km2)
Time zone UTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-42490

Kwigillingok (Central Yupik: Kuigilnguq) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bethel Census Area, Alaska, United States. The population was 321 at the 2010 census, down from 338 in 2000.


Kwigillingok is located at 59°52′20″N 163°09′58″W / 59.872266°N 163.166165°W / 59.872266; -163.166165.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 20.2 square miles (52 km2), of which, 20.1 square miles (52 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.35%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 104
1940 146
1950 245 67.8%
1960 344 40.4%
1970 148 −57.0%
1980 354 139.2%
1990 278 −21.5%
2000 338 21.6%
2010 321 −5.0%
2020 380 18.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

Kwigillingok first appeared on the 1920 U.S. Census as Quigillingok, an unincorporated native village. It did not appear on the 1930 census, but was returned as "Quigilinook" in 1940. In 1950, the name was changed to the present spelling of Kwigillingok. It was made a census-designated place in 1980.

As of the census of 2000, there were 388 people, 96 households, and 89 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 16.8 people per square mile (6.5/km2). There were 78 housing units at an average density of 3.9/sq mi (1.5/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 2.07% White, 97.63% Native American, and 0.30% from two or more races.

There were 96 households, out of which 60.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.0% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 9.6% were non-families. 6.8% 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 4.63 and the average family size was 4.89.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 39.9% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 14.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females, there were 131.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 128.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $33,250. Males had a median income of $23,125 versus $50,625 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $7,577. About 28.8% of families and 34.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 46.8% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


It is served by the K-12 Kwigillingok School, operated by the Lower Kuskokwim School District. As of 2021 it has about 144 students.


The Kwigillingok Airport is the only connection to the outside world, as there are no roads leading to the town.

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