Noatak, Alaska

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Noatak is an a census-designated place (CDP) in the Northwest Arctic Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. The population was 428 at the 2000 census.



Noatak is located at 67°34′19″N 162°58′30″W / 67.57194°N 162.975°W / 67.57194; -162.975 (67.572031, -162.975085)[1].

Noatak is located on the west bank of the Noatak River, 81 km (51 miles) north of Kotzebue. It is 102 km (70 miles) north of the Arctic Circle. Noatak village lies near the western boundary of the 6.6-million acre (270,000 km2) Noatak National Preserve and is the only settlement on the over-400-mile long Noatak River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.2 square miles (31.6 km²), of which, 11.6 square miles (29.9 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²) of it (5.40%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 428 people, 100 households, and 90 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 37.0 people per square mile (14.3/km²). There were 106 housing units at an average density of 9.2/sq mi (3.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 3.74% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 93.69% Native American, and 2.34% from two or more races. 0.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 100 households out of which 69.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 22.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.0% were non-families. 9.0% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.28 and the average family size was 4.51.

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