Hydaburg, Alaska

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Hydaburg (pronounced /ˈhaɪdəbɜrɡ/) is a town in the Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, in the U.S. state of Alaska. The population was 382 at the 2000 census.



Hydaburg is located at 55°12′17″N 132°49′15″W / 55.20472°N 132.82083°W / 55.20472; -132.82083 (55.204699, -132.820859)[1]. It is the southernmost city on Prince of Wales Island. Hydaburg is located on the north shore of Sukkwan Strait, which connects to Cordova Bay through Hetta Inlet.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 382 people, 133 households, and 88 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,340.5 people per square mile (526.8/km²). There were 154 housing units at an average density of 540.4/sq mi (212.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 9.42% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 85.08% Native American, 0.52% Asian, and 4.45% from two or more races.

There were 133 households out of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.4% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.60.

In the city the population was spread out with 35.10% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 112.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 127.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,625, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $41,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,401. About 21.4% of families and 24.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.7% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

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