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Pedro Bay, Alaska
Location of Pedro Bay, Alaska
Location of Pedro Bay, Alaska
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Lake and Peninsula
 • Total 19.0 sq mi (49.1 km2)
 • Land 17.3 sq mi (44.9 km2)
 • Water 1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 42
 • Density 2.21/sq mi (0.855/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99647
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-59540

Pedro Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States. The population was 42 at the 2010 census.


Pedro Bay is located at 59°46′56″N 154°07′57″W / 59.782090°N 154.132596°W / 59.782090; -154.132596.

Pedro Bay is located at the head of Pedro Bay, on the northeast end of Iliamna Lake.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 19.0 square miles (49 km2), of which, 17.3 square miles (45 km2) of it is land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) of it (8.65%) is water.


The Dena'ina Athabascan people occupied the area around Pedro Bay historically. They warred with Russian fur traders over trade practices in the early 19th century.

The St. Nicholas Chapel in Pedro Bay is a historic Russian Orthodox church that is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.


As of the census of 2000, there were 50 people, 17 households, and 13 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2.9 people per square mile (1.1/km²). There were 43 housing units at an average density of 2.5/sq mi (1.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 36.00% White, 40.00% Native American, and 24.00% from two or more races.

There were 17 households out of which 64.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% consisted of a sole occupant 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 40.0% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 14.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 78.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $36,750, and the median income for a family was $35,750. Males had a median income of $30,938 versus $36,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,420. There were no families and 6.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Pedro Bay Corporation

Following the passing of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), The Pedro Bay Corporation was formed on September 11, 1973 as the village corporation of Pedro Bay alongside more than 200 other Alaska Native village corporations and 12 Alaska Native Regional Corporations. The act aimed to establish a system of corporate ownership in order to establish financial independence for Alaska Natives, with the Pedro Bay Corporation coming to represent 170 shareholders of Aleut, Eskimo and Indian heritage from the village and surrounding area since its formation. The Pedro Bay Corporation is responsible for the oversight of approximately 92,100 acres of surface land, while the Alaska Native regional corporation for the region, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, owns all subsurface area as defined by ANCSA.

Since its formation, the company’s operations have grown to include security services; land, natural resource, and agricultural services; construction; project planning, management and contract administration; transportation services; and medical clinics, physician assistant, EMT, and drug and alcohol testing services. Additionally, the PBC-owned company Pedro Bay Contractors works throughout the area on tasks having to do with observation and security services; land, natural resource, and agricultural services; commercial construction, design, and build; and project planning, management, and contract administration solutions.

As defined by the company’s Land Use Policy, access is allowed to the public with written permission on a limited basis. Dividends are paid annually in December to all shareholders and elders represented by the company in addition to scholarship and employment opportunities offered annually.

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