Point Lay, Alaska

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Point Lay is a census-designated place (CDP) in North Slope Borough, Alaska, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 247.



Point Lay is located at 69°44′28″N 163°0′31″W / 69.74111°N 163.00861°W / 69.74111; -163.00861 (69.741023, -163.008613)[1] on the shores of the Chukchi Sea.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 34.5 square miles (89.3 km²), of which, 30.5 square miles (78.9 km²) of it is land and 4.0 square miles (10.4 km²) of it (11.66%) is water.

Point Lay once was on a barrier island of Kasegaluk Lagoon, but moved to the mainland near the mouth of the Kokolik River during the 1970s. [1]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 247 people, 61 households, and 45 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 8.1 people per square mile (3.1/km²). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 2.2/sq mi (0.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 11.34% White, 82.59% Native American, 0.40% Asian, and 5.67% from two or more races. 2.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 61 households out of which 50.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 18.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.93 and the average family size was 4.57.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 46.2% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 2.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females there were 135.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 133.3 males.

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