Mekoryuk, Alaska

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Mekoryuk is a city in Bethel Census Area, Alaska, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 210.



Mekoryuk is located at 60°23′21″N 166°12′25″W / 60.38917°N 166.20694°W / 60.38917; -166.20694 (60.389278, -166.207082)[2].

Mekoryuk is at the mouth of Shoal Bay on the north shore of Nunivak Island in the Bering Sea. The Island lies 48 km (30 miles) west of the Alaska coast.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.4 square miles (19.1 km²), of which, 7.4 square miles (19.1 km²) of it is land and 0.14% is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 210 people, 73 households, and 48 families residing in the city. The population density was 28.5 people per square mile (11.0/km²). There were 96 housing units at an average density of 13.0/sq mi (5.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 3.33% White, 90.48% Native American, and 6.19% from two or more races. 0.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 73 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.77.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 116.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 136.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,833, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $25,417 versus $11,667 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,958. About 13.7% of families and 21.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 15.8% of those sixty five or over.

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