Aleneva, Alaska

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Aleneva is a census-designated place in the Kodiak Island Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2000 census, the population was 68.


Geography and climate

Aleneva is located at 58°00′51″N 152°54′34″W / 58.01417°N 152.90944°W / 58.01417; -152.90944 (Sec. 18, T025S, R022W, Seward Meridan) in the Kodiak Recording District.

Aleneva is located on the southern coast of the island of Afognak, north of Kodiak Island. It is on the coast of Raspberry Strait, across from Little Raspberry Island.

The Kodiak Archipelago is warmed by the Japanese current. The climate is similar to Southeast Alaska, with less precipitation. January temperatures range from 14 to 46 °F (-10 to 8 °C). July temperatures range from 39 to 76 °F (4 to 24 °C). Average annual rainfall is 74 inches (187.96 cm).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 61.5 square miles (159 km2), all of it land.


Aleneva is a settlement of Russian Old Believers whose ancestors settled in Woodburn, Oregon after the October Revolution forced them out of Russia.

The population consists of 1.5% Alaska Native or part Native. During the 2000 census, total housing units numbered 14, of which none were vacant. 2000 census data showed 21 residents as employed. The unemployment rate at that time was zero, although half of all adults were not in the work force. The median household income was $10,417 and the per capita income was $3,707, making Aleneva the place in Alaska with the lowest per capita income.[citation needed] 40.66% of residents were living below the poverty level.

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