Aniak, Alaska

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Aniak (Anyaraq in Central Yup'ik) is a city in the Bethel Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. At the 2000 census the population was 572.

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Geography

61°34′44″N 159°33′1″W / 61.57889°N 159.55028°W / 61.57889; -159.55028 (61.578821, -159.550255)[2].

Aniak is located on the south bank of the Kuskokwim River at the head of Aniak Slough, 59 miles (95 km) southwest of Russian Mission in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. It lies 92 miles (148 km) northeast of Bethel and 317 miles (510 km) west of Anchorage.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of has a total area of 8.8 square miles (22.8 km²), of which, 6.5 square miles (16.9 km²) of it is land and 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²) of it (25.82%) is water.

Climate is maritime in the summer and continental in winter. Temperatures range between -55 and 87. Average yearly precipitation is 19 inches (480 mm), with snowfall of 60 inches (1.5 m).

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 572 people, 174 households, and 133 families residing in the city. The population density was 87.8 people per square mile (33.9/km²). There were 203 housing units at an average density of 31.1/sq mi (12.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 25.00% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 68.36% Native American, 0.52% Asian, and 5.77% from two or more races. 1.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 174 households out of which 51.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with 0 husbands present, and 23.0% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.29 and the average family size was 3.74.

In the city the population was spread out with 40.9% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 4.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 108.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.4 males.

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