Healy Lake, Alaska

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Healy Lake, Alaska
Location of Healy Lake, Alaska
Location of Healy Lake, Alaska
Coordinates: 63°59′20″N 144°42′29″W / 63.98889°N 144.70806°W / 63.98889; -144.70806Coordinates: 63°59′20″N 144°42′29″W / 63.98889°N 144.70806°W / 63.98889; -144.70806
CountryUnited States
StateAlaska
Census AreaSoutheast Fairbanks
Government
 • State senatorClick Bishop (R)
 • State rep.Dave Talerico (R)
Area
 • Total74.3 sq mi (192.5 km2)
 • Land66.3 sq mi (171.6 km2)
 • Water8.1 sq mi (20.9 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total13
 • Density0.17/sq mi (0.068/km2)
Time zoneUTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (AKDT)
Area code(s)907
FIPS code02-32310

Healy Lake (Mendas Cha'ag[1] in the Healy Lake-Joseph Village dialect of Tanacross Athabascan, meaning "body of water, with an outlet") is a census-designated place (CDP) in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska, United States. The population was 13 at the 2010 census, down from 37 in 2000.

Geography[edit]

Healy Lake is located at 63°59′20″N 144°42′29″W / 63.98889°N 144.70806°W / 63.98889; -144.70806 (63.988835, -144.708173).[2] The Healy Lake Village is located roughly 29 miles east of Delta Junction, Alaska.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 74.3 square miles (192 km2), of which, 66.2 square miles (171 km2) of it is land and 8.1 square miles (21 km2) of it (10.86%) is water. The lake is about 5 miles long.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
198033
19904742.4%
200037−21.3%
201013−64.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Healy Lake first appeared on the 1980 U.S. Census as a census-designated place (CDP).

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 37 people, 13 households, and 9 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 0.6 people per square mile (0.2/km²). There were 21 housing units at an average density of 0.3/sq mi (0.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 27.03% White and 72.97% Native American.

There were 13 households out of which 53.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 15.4% 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 2.85 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 35.1% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 40.5% from 25 to 44, 13.5% from 45 to 64, . The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females, there were 164.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 200.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $51,250, and the median income for a family was $53,750. Males had a median income of $25,417 versus $38,750 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $18,127. There were 12.5% of families and 9.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 5.3% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Archaeology[edit]

Coordinates: 64°N, 144°45'W

Healy Lake Village is a large historic and prehistoric site located on the NE shore of Healy Lake, ca 200 km SE of Fairbanks and 50 km E of Delta Junction, Alaska, it is located near Tanana River, and the Healy River. Ancient artifacts recovered in the area demonstrate human occupation spanning as much as 11,000 years.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UAF: Alaska Native Place Names
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ JON ERLANDSONI et al, TWO EARLY SITES OF EASTERN BERINGIA: CONTEXT AND CHRONOLOGY IN ALASKAN INTERIOR ARCHAEOLOGY (PDF file). RADIOCARBON, VOL 33, No. 1, 1991, PP. 35-50