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Encyclopedia > Fort Yukon, Alaska

Fort Yukon is a city located in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 595. Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area is a census area located in the state of Alaska. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Fort Yukon recorded the highest temperature ever in Alaska when it hit 100 degrees F (37 degrees C) on June 27, 1915. The following is a table showing the highest and lowest temperatures on the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales by state in the United States. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Fort Yukon is the hometown of Alaska Congressman Don Young. The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Donald Edwin Young (born June 9, 1933), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Alaska since a 1973 special election to replace Nick Begich, who died in a plane crash. ...

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History

Fort Yukon was first founded as a Canadian settlement in 1847, although it lay in Russian territory; it was an outpost of the Hudson Bay Company until 1869, when, after the sale of Alaska to the United States, the outpost was taken over by the Alaska Commercial Company. A post office was established on July 12,1898 with John Hawksly as its first postmaster, but the settlement suffered over the following decades as a result of several epidemics and a 1949 flood. 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Hudsons Bay Company building in Montreal The Hudsons Bay Company (HBC) is the oldest corporation in Canada and is one of the oldest in the world still in existence. ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Alaska Commercial Company was a company that operated retail stores in United States. ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ...


During the 1950s, the United States Air Force established a base and radar station at Fort Yukon; the town was officially incorporated in 1959. The town has recently, in part due to its location north of the Arctic Circle and its proximity to Fairbanks, become a minor tourist destination. Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium Events and trends Technology United States tests the first fusion bomb. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... This long range radar antenna (approximately 40m (130ft) in diameter) rotates on a track to observe activities near the horizon. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Arctic Circle - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Fairbanks is a city located in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States. ...


Geography

Location of Fort Yukon, Alaska

Fort Yukon is located at 66°34'3" North, 145°15'23" West (66.567586, -145.256327)1. Adapted from Wikipedias AK borough maps by Seth Ilys. ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.2 km² (7.4 mi²). 18.1 km² (7.0 mi²) of it is land and 1.1 km² (0.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 5.65% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


The town is located 8 miles (12.87 kilometers) north of the Arctic Circle, at the confluence of the Yukon and Porcupine Rivers. Arctic Circle - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The Yukon River is a watercourse of northern North America. ... The Porcupine River is a river in Alaska and in the Yukon. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 595 people, 225 households, and 137 families residing in the city. The population density is 32.8/km² (85.0/mi²). There are 317 housing units at an average density of 17.5/km² (45.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 10.76% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 86.05% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 2.69% from two or more races. 1.34% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 225 households out of which 36.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 25.8% are married couples living together, 23.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% are non-families. 34.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.62 and the average family size is 3.37. Marriage is a relationship and bond, most commonly between a man and a woman, that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 33.4% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 6.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 112.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 111.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $29,375, and the median income for a family is $32,083. Males have a median income of $25,000 versus $27,813 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,360. 18.5% of the population and 18.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.3% of those under the age of 18 and 3.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for an area may be defined as the total personal income in an area, divided by the number of people in that area. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


External links

  • Maps and aerial photos (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=66.567586_N_-145.256327_E_type:city_region:US)
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=66.567586&longitude=-145.256327&zoom=6) or Google (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=66.567586,-145.256327&spn=0.11,0.18)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=66.567586&lon=-145.256327&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100&datum=nad83)
    • Aerial photograph from Terraserver (http://terraservice.net/image.aspx?s=14&lon=-145.256327&lat=66.567586&w=2) or Google (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=66.567586,-145.256327&spn=0.11,0.18&t=k)

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Yukon - LoveToKnow 1911 (1326 words)
With its longest tributaries not in Alaska, the Lewes and the Teslin (or Hootalinqua), its length is about 2300 m., in the form of a great arc, beginning in the Yukon District of British Columbia, near the Pacific Ocean, and ending at the Bering Sea coast.
The Yukon Valley comprises four sub-provinces, or physiographic divisions; in their order from the headwaters of the river these divisions have been called the " Upper Yukon," " Yukon Flats," " Rampart Region " and " Lower Yukon." The " Upper Yukon " Valley is about 450 m.
In 1842-43 the Yukon was explored by the Russian Lieutenant Zagoskin, who built a trading post at Nulato, ascended the river (which he called the Kwikpak) as far as the Tanana, made a track survey of the stream to that point and reported that it was not navigable beyond there.
Fort Yukon, Alaska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (612 words)
Fort Yukon is a city in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska.
Fort Yukon is the hometown of Alaska Congressman Don Young.
Fort Yukon was first established as Fort Youcon by Alexander Hunter Murray, a Hudson's Bay Company trading post in 1847.
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