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Portage Creek, Alaska
Census-designated place
Location of Portage Creek, Alaska
Location of Portage Creek, Alaska
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Dillingham
 • Total 12.9 sq mi (33.3 km2)
 • Land 12.9 sq mi (33.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 40 ft (10 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2
 • Density 0.16/sq mi (0.060/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-62285

Portage Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska, United States. The population was 2 at the 2010 census, down from 36 at the 2000 census.


The Portage Creek CDP is located at 58°54′22″N 157°43′0″W / 58.90611°N 157.716667°W / 58.90611; -157.716667 (58.906088, -157.716758), at the confluence of Portage Creek with the Nushagak River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.9 square miles (33.3 km2), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 36 people, 7 households, and 4 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2.7 people per square mile (1.1/km²). There were 22 housing units at an average density of 1.7/sq mi (0.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 13.89% White and 86.11% Native American.

There were 7 households out of which 57.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, and 28.6% were non-families. 28.6% 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 5.14 and the average family size was 6.60.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 52.8% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 5.6% from 45 to 64, and 5.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 14 years. For every 100 females there were 111.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $0 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $8,010. There were no families and none of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

As of November 2013 there were only 2 year-round residents of Portage Creek.

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