Bethel Census Area, Alaska

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Bethel Census Area is a census area located in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of 2000, the population is 16,006. It is part of the unorganized borough and therefore has no borough seat. Its largest community by far is the city of Bethel, which also the largest city in the entire Unorganized Borough.



The census area has a total area of 45,508 square miles (117,866 km²), of which, 40,633 square miles (105,240 km²) of it is land and 4,875 square miles (12,627 km²) of it (10.71%) is water. Its territory includes the large offshore Nunivak Island in the Bering Sea.

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As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 16,006 people, 4,226 households, and 3,173 families residing in the census area. The population density was 0 people per square mile (0/km²). There were 5,188 housing units at an average density of 0/sq mi (0/km²). The racial makeup of the census area was 12.53% White, 0.38% Black or African American, 81.93% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 3.85% from two or more races. 0.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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