Tuluksak, Alaska

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Tuluksak

Tuulkessaaq
Location of Tuluksak, Alaska
Location of Tuluksak, Alaska
Coordinates: 61°6′9″N 160°57′38″W / 61.10250°N 160.96056°W / 61.10250; -160.96056Coordinates: 61°6′9″N 160°57′38″W / 61.10250°N 160.96056°W / 61.10250; -160.96056
CountryUnited States
StateAlaska
Census AreaBethel
IncorporatedOctober 28, 1970[1]
Disincorporated1997[2]
Government
 • State senatorLyman Hoffman (D)
 • State rep.Tiffany Zulkosky (R)
Area
 • Total3.1 sq mi (8.1 km2)
 • Land3.1 sq mi (7.9 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total373
 • Density120/sq mi (46/km2)
Time zoneUTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
99679
Area code(s)907
FIPS code02-78790

Tuluksak (Tuulkessaaq in Central Alaskan Yup'ik) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bethel Census Area, Alaska, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 373, down from 428 in 2000.

Geography[edit]

Tuluksak is located at 61°06′09″N 160°57′38″W / 61.102492°N 160.960651°W / 61.102492; -160.960651.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (2.24%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880150
189062−58.7%
192073
19309631.5%
194088−8.3%
195011631.8%
196013718.1%
197019542.3%
198023621.0%
199035851.7%
200042819.6%
2010373−12.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

Tuluksak first appeared on the 1880 U.S. Census as an unincorporated Inuit village.[5] All 150 residents were Inuit.[6] In 1890, it returned as "Tuluksagmiut." All residents were listed as Native.[7] It did not report again until 1920, when it returned under its original 1880 spelling of Tuluksak, it has returned in every successive census to date. In 1970, it formally incorporated. In 1997, it disincorporated as a city and was reclassified as a census-designated place (CDP).

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 428 people, 86 households, and 76 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 140.1 people per square mile (54.2/km²). There were 93 housing units at an average density of 30.4/sq mi (11.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 5.14% White, 94.16% Native American and 0.70% Asian.

There were 86 households out of which 53.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.6% were non-families. 11.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.98 and the average family size was 5.37.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 39.7% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 11.4% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females, there were 117.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $31,563, and the median income for a family was $33,125. Males had a median income of $21,250 versus $31,250 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $7,132. About 21.3% of families and 27.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.6% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory of Borough and City Officials 1974". Alaska Local Government. Juneau: Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. XIII (2): 81. January 1974.
  2. ^ Gates, Nancy, ed. (2006). The Alaska Almanac (Thirtieth ed.). Portland: Alaska Northwest Books. ISBN 0-88240-652-3. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  5. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=Rr9RAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA49&lpg=PA49&dq=%22Agaligamute%22&source=bl&ots=Tzy-F6Dup7&sig=B81GmrTlcKv3jtL_iWMYTwV3FSo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj69sDB-MLUAhXD2T4KHTt1Dc0Q6AEILjAD#v=onepage&q=tuluksak&f=false
  6. ^ http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1880a_v1-17.pdf
  7. ^ http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1890a_v8-01.pdf
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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