Village Name: Allakaket
Status: Installed 04/23/07
Location Description: Allakaket is on the south bank of the Koyukuk River, southwest of its junction with the Alatna River, approximately 190 air miles northwest of Fairbanks and 57 miles upriver from Hughes. The village of Alatna is located directly across the river. The community lies at approximately 66.562610° North Latitude and -152.647560° (West) Longitude. The area encompasses 3.6 sq. miles of land and 0.7 sq. miles of water.
Climate: The area experiences a cold, continental climate with extreme temperature differences. The average high temperature during July is 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The average low temperature during January is well below zero and extended periods of -40 degrees Fahrenheit are common. The highest temperature ever recorded was 94 degrees Fahrenheit and the lowest was -75 degrees Fahrenheit. Average precipitation is 13 inches and annual snowfall is 72 inches. The Koyukuk River is ice-free from June through October.
Winter Trails: -Hughes, Bettles, Tanana
Runway: -State-owned 4,000' long by 100' wide
Barge: -No commercial
Closest Major River: Koyukuk River
Demographics: A federally-recognized tribe is located in the comm
unity -- the Allakaket Village. The population of the community consists of 95.9% Alaska Native or part Native. Allakaket is mainly an Athabascan community; Kobuk Eskimos live across the river in Alatna. Two separate village councils exist. Traditional potlatches, dances and foot races attract visitors from area villages. Subsistence activities provide the majority of food sources. Sale, importation, and possession of alcohol are banned in the village. During the 2000 U.S. Census, total housing units numbered 59, and vacant housing units numbered 18. Vacant housing units used only seasonally numbered 11. U.S. Census data for Year 2000 showed 28 residents as employed. The unemployment rate at that time was 39.13 percent, although 61.11 percent of all adults were not in the work force. The median household income was $16,563, per capita income was $10,912, and 12.9 percent of residents were living below the poverty level.
Power Source: Alaska Power Company
Local Government Offices: City of Allakaket, P.O. Box 30, 99720, 968-2251
Village Council - Allakaket Village, P.O. Box 50, 99720, 968-2237
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Village Website: None
This information was copied from: http://www.dced.state.ak.us/dca/commdb/CF_CIS.htm