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Perryville, Alaska
CDP
Location of Apex, Alaska
Location of Apex, Alaska
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Lake and Peninsula
Area
 • Total 9.3 sq mi (24.0 km2)
 • Land 9.2 sq mi (23.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 113
 • Density 12.15/sq mi (4.708/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99648
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-60200

Perryville (Alutiiq: Perry-q) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States. The population was 113 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Perryville is located at 55°54′49″N 159°09′04″W / 55.913632°N 159.151143°W / 55.913632; -159.151143.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.3 square miles (24 km2), of which, 9.2 square miles (24 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.22%) is water.

History

Mount Katmai erupted on June 6, 1912, permanently displacing many local native people. One month after the eruption, 78 of the Katmai refugees boarded the U.S. Revenue Cutter Manning to return to the Alaska Peninsula and establish a new village. After a failed first village site selection, the natives were relocated yet again to a spot 200 miles south of Mt. Katmai. The new settlement was named Perry, and later became known as Perryville - named for K.W. Perry, Captain of the Manning.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 107 people, 33 households, and 23 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 11.6 people per square mile (4.5/km²). There were 45 housing units at an average density of 4.9/sq mi (1.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 1.87% White, 97.20% Native American, and 0.93% from two or more races.

There were 33 households out of which 51.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 18.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.24 and the average family size was 4.04.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 39.3% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 3.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 118.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $51,875, and the median income for a family was $54,583. Males had a median income of $0 versus $38,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,935. There were 5.3% of families and 16.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 12.5% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.


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