Teller, Alaska

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Teller is a city in Nome Census Area, Alaska, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 268.

It is situated on the southern half of the spit called Nook (or "Nooke") in Inupiaq, which separates Port Clarence (see also Port Clarence, Alaska) and Grantley Harbor, at the outlet of the Imuruk Basin.



Teller is located at 65°15′26″N 166°21′14″W / 65.25722°N 166.35389°W / 65.25722; -166.35389 (65.257294, -166.353807)[2].

Teller is located on a spit 116 km (72 miles) northwest of Nome on the Seward Peninsula.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²), of which, 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (9.00%) is water.


As of the census [3] of 2000, there were 268 people, 76 households, and 61 families residing in the city. The population density was 139.9 people per square mile (53.9/km²). There were 87 housing units at an average density of 45.4/sq mi (17.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 7.46% White and 92.54% Native American. 0.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 76 households out of which 53.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.8% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.7% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.53 and the average family size was 3.80.

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