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Scammon Bay

Marayaarmiut
City
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Coordinates: 61°50′33″N 165°34′54″W / 61.84250°N 165.58167°W / 61.84250; -165.58167
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Kusilvak
Incorporated May 22, 1967
Area
 • Total 0.47 sq mi (1.21 km2)
 • Land 0.47 sq mi (1.21 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
16 ft (5 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 600
 • Density 1,282.05/sq mi (494.82/km2)
Time zone UTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
99662
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-67680
GNIS feature ID 1409133

Scammon Bay (Central Yupik: Marayaarmiut ) is a city in Kusilvak Census Area, Alaska, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 474, up from 465 in 2000.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 88
1950 103 17.0%
1960 115 11.7%
1970 166 44.3%
1980 250 50.6%
1990 343 37.2%
2000 465 35.6%
2010 474 1.9%
2020 600 26.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

Scammon Bay first appeared on the 1940 U.S. Census as an unincorporated village. It formally incorporated in 1967.

As of the census of 2000, there were 465 people, 96 households, and 84 families residing in the city. The population density was 737.8 people per square mile (285.0/km2). There were 114 housing units at an average density of 180.9 per square mile (69.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 1.94% White, 0.22% Black or African American, 96.13% Native American, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 0.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 96 households, out of which 66.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 19.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.5% were non-families. 12.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 1.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.84 and the average family size was 5.25.

In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 49.5% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 13.3% from 45 to 64, and 3.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 18 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,625, and the median income for a family was $25,938. Males had a median income of $36,875 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $7,719. About 30.2% of families and 37.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 49.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Education

K-12 students attend Scammon Bay School, operated by the Lower Yukon School District.

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