Atqasuk, Alaska

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Atqasuk is a city in North Slope Borough, Alaska, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 228.


Atqasuk is located at 70°28′40″N 157°25′05″W / 70.47778°N 157.41806°W / 70.47778; -157.41806 (Atqasuk)Coordinates: 70°28′40″N 157°25′05″W / 70.47778°N 157.41806°W / 70.47778; -157.41806 (Atqasuk) (70.477663, -157.418056)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 42.3 sq mi (110 km2), of which, 38.9 sq mi (101 km2) of it is land and 3.5 sq mi (9.1 km2) of it (8.22%) is water.

Atqasuk has one airport, Atqasuk Edward Burnell Sr. Memorial Airport, that is uncontrolled and has a single 4,370 by 90 ft (1,332 by 27 m) runway at an elevation of 96 ft (29 m).[3]


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 228 people, 55 households, and 44 families residing in the city. The population density was 5.9 people per square mile (2.3/km²). There were 60 housing units at an average density of 1.5/sq mi (0.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 4.82% White, 94.30% Native American, 0.44% Asian, and 0.44% from two or more races.

There were 55 households out of which 50.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 21.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 16.4% 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 4.15 and the average family size was 4.49.

In the city the population was spread out with 40.4% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 5.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 113.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 123.0 males.

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