Village Name: Anaktuvuk Pass 

(Part of the I AM Radio Network) 


Status: Installed 08/28/07 


Location Description: Anaktuvuk Pass, at 2,200 feet elevation on the divide between the Anaktuvuk and John Rivers in the central Brooks Range, is the last remaining settlement of the Nunamiut (inland northern Inupiat Eskimo). The community lies at approximately 68.143330° North Latitude and -151.735830° (West) Longitude. The area encompasses 4.8 sq. miles of land and 0.1 sq. miles of water. 


Climate: The climate of Anaktuvuk Pass is strongly continental. Due to its high elevation, summers are cool. The average temperature in January is -14 degrees Fahrenheit. The average summer temperature is 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Extremes have been recorded, ranging from a low of -56 to a high of 91degrees Fahrenheit. Precipitation averages 11 inches and snowfall averages 63 inches per year. 







Winter Trails: 

Runway: -North Slope Borough owned 4,800' gravel airstrip 


Closest Major River: Anaktuvuk and John Rivers


Demographics: A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community -- the Village of Anaktuvuk Pass (a.k.a. Naqsragmiut Tribal Council). The population of the community consists of 88.3% Alaska Native or part Native. Anaktuvuk Pass is a Nunamiut Eskimo community dependent upon subsistence activities. Sale, importation and possession of alcohol are banned in the village. During the 2000 U.S. Census, total housing units numbered 101, and vacant housing units numbered 17. U.S. Census data for Year 2000 showed 100 residents as employed. The unemployment rate at that time was 33.33 percent, although 51.22 percent of all adults were not in the work force. The median household income was $52,500, per capita income was $15,283, and 4.43 percent of residents were living below the poverty level. 


Power Source: North Slope Borough 


Local Government Offices: City of Anaktuvuk Pass, P.O. Box 21030, 99721, 661-3612 

Nunamiut Corporation, P.O. Box 21009, 99721, 661-3220 

Village of Anaktuvuk Pass, P.O. Box 21065, 99721, 661-2575 

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Village Website: None 


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