Aleutians East Borough

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Aleutians East Borough, Alaska

PO Box 349
Sand Point, AK 99661
Phone: (907) 383-2699
Fax: (907) 383-3496

In southwestern AK, extending south and west from the Alaska Peninsula as far west as Akutan Island; bounded on south and east by Pacific Ocean, on north by Bering Sea. Established Oct 23, 1987 from the eastern portion of the former Aleutian Islands Census Area and the southwestern portion of the Dillingham Census Area Name Origin: Adjective form of Aleut, the natives of the Aleutian Islands.

Area (sq mi):: 15011.60 (land 6988.14; water 8023.46) Population per square mile: 0.40
Population 2005: 2,713 State rank: 22 Population change: 2000-20005 0.60%; 1990-2000 9.50% Population 2000: 2,697 (White 19.30%; Black or African American 1.70%; Hispanic or Latino 12.60%; Asian 26.50%; Other 47.90%). Foreign born: 18.30%. Median age: 37.00
Income 2000: per capita $18,421; median household $47,875; Population below poverty level: 21.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,694-$24,522
Unemployment (2004): 8.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 4.50% Median travel time to work: 6.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 0.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Main cities in the Aleutians East Borough are Sand Point, Akutan, King Cove, Cold Bay and False Pass.
In Aleutians West, 500 jobs come from local government, while there are 250 local government jobs in the smaller Aleutians East Borough, according to Shanks.
The industry harvests and processes hundreds of millions of dollars worth of seafood each year -- 510 million pounds in 1990 with an ex-vessel (wholesale) value of $126 million at the Port of Dutch Harbor alone; in the Aleutians East Borough, the ex-vessel value of fish landed in 1990 was just under $125 million.
According to Alaska Department of Labor statistics for 1990, manufacturing -- translated, fish processing -- accounted for 73 percent of the estimated 1,400 jobs in the Aleutians East Borough and 37 percent of the roughly 3,900 jobs in the Aleutians West Census Area.
"If you want to have a job you can probably find one," says an official of the Aleutians East Borough. However, the severe lack of available housing is a constant barrier to economic development.
Labor department figures for 1991 reveal an unemployment rate of 2.1 percent for the Aleutians East Borough and 1.8 percent for the Aleutians West Census Area.
Farther up the chain on the Alaska Peninsula, Sand Point and King Cove serve as commercial centers for the Aleutians East Borough. Each offers a fair array of goods and services, including groceries, housewares, mechanical supplies and repair, welding services, marine supplies, restaurants and lodging.
There are very few African-Americans in the region -- .6 percent in the Aleutians East Borough and 7 percent in the Aleutians West Census Area -- more than 75 percent of them on the military island of Adak.
In addition to newspapers from around the state, residents of the Aleutians may receive the Unalaska/Dutch Harbor Aleutian Eagle and the Aleutians East Borough Advocate published in Anchorage.
Navy's Amchitka location, and a replacement roof for a King Cove school in the Aleutians East Borough School District.