Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska

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Bristol Bay Borough is a borough of the U.S. state of Alaska located on Bristol Bay or Iilgayaq Bay. The borough seat is Naknek. As of the 2000 census the borough population was 1,258. There are no incorporated settlements.

Incorporated in 1962, Bristol Bay was the first of Alaska's boroughs to be created. It is also among the smallest, consisting of little more than the rectangle of land around Naknek on the coast and King Salmon (which, uniquely, serves as the borough seat for the neighboring Lake and Peninsula Borough) inland.



The borough has a total area of 888 square miles (2,299.9 km2), of which 505 square miles (1,307.9 km2) is land and 383 square miles (992.0 km2) (43.12%) is water.

Adjacent boroughs and census areas

National protected area


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,258 people, 490 households, and 300 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 979 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 52.54% White, 0.56% Black or African American, 43.72% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.48% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 2.38% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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