Huslia, Alaska

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Huslia is a village of Koyukuk-hotana Athabascans in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska, United States. Rarely known as Hussliakatna. At the 2000 census the population was 293.

Geography

Huslia is located at 65°42′7″N 156°23′14″W / 65.70194°N 156.38722°W / 65.70194; -156.38722 (65.701858, -156.387134)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.2 square miles (45 km2), of which, 16.4 square miles (42 km2) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) of it (4.25%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 293 people, 88 households, and 63 families residing in the city. The population density was 17.8 inhabitants per square mile (6.9 /km2). There were 111 housing units at an average density of 6.8 per square mile (2.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 4.44% White, 93.52% Native American, 0.34% Pacific Islander, and 1.71% from two or more races. 1.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 88 households out of which 56.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% were married couples living together, 26.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.33 and the average family size was 3.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 43.0% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 15.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 110.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,000, and the median income for a family was $31,000. Males had a median income of $52,500 versus $30,313 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,983. About 22.9% of families and 28.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.9% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

References

Allakaket | Anvik | Bettles | Fort Yukon | Galena | Grayling | Holy Cross | Hughes | Huslia | Kaltag | Koyukuk | McGrath | Nenana | Nikolai | Nulato | Ruby | Shageluk | Tanana

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