Bristol Bay Borough

Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska

PO Box 189
Naknek, AK 99633
Phone: (907) 246-4224
Fax: (907) 246-6633
www.theborough.com

In southwestern AK at head of Kvichak Bay, an inlet of the Bering Sea, west of Katmai National Park. Name Origin: For the bay, named in 1778 by Capt. James Cook (1728-79) for the Earl of Bristol (England). Formerly the Bristol Bay Borough Division.

Area (sq mi):: 887.68 (land 504.92; water 382.77) Population per square mile: 2.20
Population 2005: 1,112 State rank: 26 Population change: 2000-20005 -11.60%; 1990-2000 -10.80% Population 2000: 1,258 (White 52.10%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 46.70%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 36.00
Income 2000: per capita $22,210; median household $52,167; Population below poverty level: 9.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $34,596-$40,769
Unemployment (2004): 6.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.40% Median travel time to work: 10.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 1.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The Bristol Bay Borough's investment in the expansion of the Port of Bristol Bay over the past five years paid off in the speed of deliveries when a record run of 58 million sockeye salmon came in this past summer.
Salmon is the mainstay industry for the Bristol Bay Borough and Naknek.
Naknek, the seat of the Bristol Bay Borough, has a population of around 700.
The Bristol Bay Region is made up of the Bristol Bay Borough, Lake and Peninsula Borough and Dillingham Census Area.
The program is a collaborative effort between five school districts: North Slope Borough, Northwest Arctic Borough, Aleutians East Borough, Lake and Peninsula Borough and Bristol Bay Borough. Six higher education institutions are also participating: Ilisagavik College in Barrow, University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Rural and Community Development, Chukchi Campus in Kotzebue, University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau, University of Alaska Fairbanks Bristol Bay Campus in Dillingham and Alaska Pacific University.
At just 2.7 percent, the Bristol Bay Borough has the highest percentage of African-Americans living within its boundaries, many perhaps associated with the air force base at King Salmon.
However, they are part of the Bristol Bay Borough. Tribal governments are also found in several of the villages.
The small, long-stnading Bristol Bay Borough encompasses Naknek, South Naknek and the U.S.

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