St. George, Alaska

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St. George is a city in Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 152. It is the main settlement of St. George Island in the Pribilofs, a small island group in the Bering Sea.

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Geography

St. George is located at 56°36′20″N 169°33′35″W / 56.60556°N 169.55972°W / 56.60556; -169.55972 (56.605546, -169.559584)[2].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 182.4 square miles (472.3 km²), of which, 34.8 square miles (90.0 km²) of it is land and 147.6 square miles (382.3 km²) of it (80.94%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 152 people, 51 households, and 42 families residing in the city. The population density was 4.4 people per square mile (1.7/km²). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 1.9/sq mi (0.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.11% Native American and 7.89% White.

There were 51 households out of which 47.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.6% were non-families. 15.7% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the city the population was spread out with 36.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $57,083, and the median income for a family was $60,625. Males had a median income of $50,625 versus $31,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,131. About 4.9% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Education

St. George is served by the Pribilof Island School District. In 2004 the district began offering 9-12th grade to St. George students via video conference. Students now have a choice, they can live at home and attend distance education classes or they can leave home and attend a boarding school.

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