Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area

Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska

In Alaska's Interior, stretching across more than 148,250 square miles from Canada's Yukon Territories to the lower Yukon River. Name Origin:
For the Yukon River and one of its principal tributaries, the Koyukuk River.

Area (sq mi):: 147842.51 (land 145899.69; water 1942.83) Population per square mile: 0.00
Population 2005: 6,143 State rank: 17 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.20%; 1990-2000 -2.40% Population 2000: 6,551 (White 24.00%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.40%; Other 75.20%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 31.10
Income 2000: per capita $13,720; median household $28,666; Population below poverty level: 23.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,363-$22,907
Unemployment (2004): 12.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.20% Median travel time to work: 8.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 7.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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LOCATION: NE Shageluk, Alaska, Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area
In contrast, the population of the neighboring Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area declined 28 percent during the same period.
Bradbeer's pintail was banded in an area of north-central Alaska known as the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area as part of an international pintail recovery initiative being conducted by a team of waterfowl biologists with the U.S.
North Slope Borough, Northwest Arctic Borough, Nome Census Area, and Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area can be seen at http://labor.alaska.gov/research/census/maps/AlaskaBorCA2013.pdf.
Only Alaska's vast Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, which is unorganized, has a lower density.
Many of the communities along the Yukon River are scattered throughout the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, which covers most of Alaska's Interior region.
Despite its enormous size, the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area had a population of only about 5,603 people in 2009, according to the Alaska Department of Labor.
In fact, many communities in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area experience higher employment during winter, since school districts represent a major source of employment.
For the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, the labor force was 2,891 workers; the unemployment rate was 12.6 percent.