Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska

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Aleutians West Census Area is a census area located in the U.S. state of Alaska. It contains most of the Aleutian Islands, from Attu Island in the west to Unalaska Island in the east, as well as the Pribilof Islands, which lie north of the Aleutians in the Bering Sea. As of 2000, the population is 5,465. It is part of the Unorganized Borough and therefore has no borough seat. Its largest city is Unalaska.

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Geography

The census area has a total area of 14,117 square miles (36,562 km²), of which, 4,397 square miles (11,388 km²) of it is land and 9,720 square miles (25,174 km²) of it (68.85%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,465 people, 1,270 households, and 736 families residing in the census area. The population density was 1.24 people per square mile (0.48/km²). There were 2,234 housing units at an average density of 0.51/sq mi (0.20/km²). The racial makeup of the census area was 40.04% White, 3.02% Black or African American, 20.95% Native American, 24.59% Asian, 0.62% Pacific Islander, 7.32% from other races, and 3.46% from two or more races. 10.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 13.89% reported speaking Tagalog at home, while 11.22% speak Spanish, 5.97% Aleut, and 4.51% Vietnamese [1].

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