Wade Hampton Census Area, Alaska

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Wade Hampton Census Area is a census area located in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2000 census, the population was 7,028. It is part of the unorganized borough and therefore has no borough seat. Its largest community is the city of Hooper Bay, on the Bering Sea coast.



The area was defined and named in 1913 for Wade Hampton III, a Confederate general in the American Civil War, Governor and United States Senator from the state of South Carolina. Judge John Randolph Tucker, appointed by President Woodrow Wilson that year[clarification needed], named the area in honor of his wife's father, Hampton, who had died a decade earlier. [1]


The census area has a total area of 19,669 square miles (50,943 km²), of which, 17,194 square miles (44,531 km²) of it is land and 2,476 square miles (6,412 km²) of it (12.59%) is water.

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As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,028 people, 1,602 households, and 1,296 families residing in the census area. The population density was 0.35 people per square mile (0/km²). There were 2,063 housing units at an average density of /sq mi (0/km²). The racial makeup of the census area was 92.53% Native American, 4.74% White, 0.06% Black or African American, 0.10% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.03% from other races, and 2.52% from two or more races. 0.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 50.00% of the population reported speaking English at home, while 49.75% spoke Yupik or "Eskimo" [2].

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