Eagle Village, Alaska

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Eagle Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska, United States. The population was 68 at the 2000 census.

Eagle Village is located 13 km (8 miles) west of the border between Alaska and the Yukon Territory of Canada on the Taylor Highway, next to Eagle. Eagle Village was called Johnny's in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by some people, after its chief at the time, known as John in English.

The village was destroyed in spring 2009 during severe flooding.[1]

The Eagle area has been the historical home to Han people since before the arrival of Europeans in Alaska. 30 people (44%) of Eagle Village population is Native Americans, mostly Han , but also some Gwich'in. Of the total Alaskan Hän population of about 50 people, perhaps 12 speak the language.[2]

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Geography

Eagle Village is located at 64°46′53″N 141°6′53″W / 64.78139°N 141.11472°W / 64.78139; -141.11472 (64.781324, -141.114728)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 19.1 square miles (49.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 68 people, 32 households, and 14 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3.6 people per square mile (1.4/km²). There were 50 housing units at an average density of 2.6/sq mi (1.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 55.88% White and 44.12% Native American.

There were 32 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 25.0% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 56.3% were non-families. 43.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 3.00.

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