Pilot Point, Alaska

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Pilot Point is a city in Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States, on the Alaska Peninsula. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 100.



Pilot Point is located at 57°33′37″N 157°34′56″W / 57.56028°N 157.58222°W / 57.56028; -157.58222 (57.560226, -157.582267)[2]. Most of the community (village) is located on a high, ancient glacial moraine which abuts the eastern shore of Ugashik Bay six nautical miles upstream from Smoky Point and eighteen nautical miles (33 km) downstream from the village of Ugashik.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 140.5 square miles (363.9 km²), of which, 25.4 square miles (65.8 km²) of it is land and 115.1 square miles (298.2 km²) of it (81.93%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 100 people, 29 households, and 22 families residing in the city. The population density was 3.9 people per square mile (1.5/km²). There were 69 housing units at an average density of 2.7/sq mi (1.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 14.00% White and 86.00% Native American.

There were 29 households out of which 58.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 0.0% consisted of a sole occupant 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.45 and the average family size was 3.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 43.0% under the age of 18, 2.0% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 4.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 78.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 128.0 males.


Both in historic and economic terms, Pilot Point has depended for its existence on the substantial seasonal returns of anadromous Pacific salmon, especially sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka) which is the mainstay economic force of the entire region. Over half of the residents depend directly on the salmon fishery for their livelihood, with a small remainder depending on tourism, sports fishing and hunting, and a few government jobs.

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