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Saint Mary's

Negeqliq
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Coordinates: 62°2′43″N 163°13′7″W / 62.04528°N 163.21861°W / 62.04528; -163.21861Coordinates: 62°2′43″N 163°13′7″W / 62.04528°N 163.21861°W / 62.04528; -163.21861
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Kusilvak Census Area
Incorporated August 2, 1967
Area
 • Total 51.57 sq mi (133.56 km2)
 • Land 44.60 sq mi (115.53 km2)
 • Water 6.96 sq mi (18.03 km2)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 599
 • Density 13.43/sq mi (5.19/km2)
ZIP code
99658
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-66140

St. Mary's (Central Yupik: Negeqliq ) is a city in Kusilvak Census Area, Alaska, United States. The adjacent village of Andreafsky (historically known as Clear River) joined with St. Mary's in 1980. At the 2010 census the population was 507, up from 500 in 2000. By 2018, the population was estimated to be 567.

Within Saint Mary's there are two federally-recognized tribes the Algaaciq Tribal Government and the Yuupiit of Andreafsky.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 225
1970 384 70.7%
1980 382 −0.5%
1990 441 15.4%
2000 500 13.4%
2010 507 1.4%
2020 599 18.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

Saint Mary's first appeared on the 1960 U.S. Census as an unincorporated village. It was formally incorporated in 1967.

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Sunrise over St. Mary's.

As of the census of 2000, there were 500 people, 137 households, and 90 families residing in the city. The population density was 11.4 people per square mile (4.4/km2). There were 186 housing units at an average density of 4.2 per square mile (1.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 11.20% White, 87.20% American Indian/Alaska Native. 0.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 137 households, out of which 45.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.9% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.58 and the average family size was 4.60.

In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 39.6% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 15.0% from 45 to 64, and 6.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females, there were 122.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,375, and the median income for a family was $31,875. Males had a median income of $35,313 versus $22,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,837. About 21.5% of families and 20.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.2% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.

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