Thorne Bay, Alaska

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Thorne Bay is a city in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, Alaska, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 557.

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Geography

Thorne Bay is located at 55°40′38″N 132°33′22″W / 55.677232°N 132.556246°W / 55.677232; -132.556246.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.4 square miles (78.6 km²), of which, 25.5 square miles (66.1 km²) of it is land and 4.8 square miles (12.5 km²) of it (15.85%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 463 people, 219 households, and 157 families residing in the city. The population density was 21.8 people per square mile (8.4/km²). There were 327 housing units at an average density of 12.8/sq mi (4.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.46% White, 2.87% Native American, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 3.95% from two or more races. 1.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 219 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 30.3% from 45 to 64, and 4.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 115.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 122.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,625, and the median income for a family was $46,875. Males had a median income of $40,893 versus $34,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,836. About 6.3% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

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