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Encyclopedia > Gakona, Alaska

Gakona is a census-designated place located in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, USA. As of the 2000 census, the population of the CDP is 215.


Location of Gakona, Alaska

Gakona is located at 62°18'17" North, 145°16'24" West (62.304831, -145.273304)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 158.9 km˛ (61.3 mi˛). 158.9 km˛ (61.3 mi˛) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 215 people, 84 households, and 60 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 1.4/km˛ (3.5/mi˛). There are 90 housing units at an average density of 0.6/km˛ (1.5/mi˛). The racial makeup of the CDP is 75.35% White, 0.00% Black or African American, 12.09% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.86% from other races, and 10.70% from two or more races. 1.40% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 84 households out of which 35.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% are married couples living together, 3.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% are non-families. 22.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.56 and the average family size is 3.02.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 31.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 133.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 131.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $33,750, and the median income for a family is $44,375. Males have a median income of $41,250 versus $46,875 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $18,143. 10.8% of the population and 9.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.4% of those under the age of 18 and 10.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=62.304831&longitude=-145.273304&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=62.304831&lon=-145.273304&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-145.273304&lat=62.304831&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Gakona, Alaska - Alaska Online (293 words)
Gakona is located in the continental climate zone, with long, cold winters and relatively warm summers.
Gakona served as a wood and fish camp, and later became a permanent village.
Gakona Lodge was built in 1929 and is on the National Register of Historical Places.
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