Village Name: Chignik Bay
Location Description: The City of Chignik is located on Anchorage Bay on south shore of the Alaska Peninsula. It lies 450 miles southwest of Anchorage and 260 miles southwest of Kodiak. The community lies at approximately 56.295280° North Latitude and -158.402220° (West) Longitude. The area encompasses 11.7 sq. miles of land and 4.2 sq. miles of water.
Climate: Chignik has a maritime climate characterized by cool summers and warm, rainy winters. Cloud cover and heavy winds are prevalent during winter months. Summer temperatures range from 39 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter temperatures average 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Annual precipitation averages 127 inches, with an average snowfall of 58 inches.
Runway: -State-owned 2,600' long by 60' wide
Barge: -Also state ferry
Closest Major River: Anchorage Bay
Demographics: A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community -- the Chignik Bay Village Council. The population of the community consists of 60.8% Alaska Native or part Native. The community is presently a mixture of non-Natives and Alutiiq. Subsistence on fish and caribou is important to residents' livelihoods. During the 2000 U.S. Census, total housing units numbered 80, and vacant housing units numbered 51. Vacant housing units used only seasonally numbered 42. U.S. Census data for Year 2000 showed 35 residents as employed. The unemployment rate at that time was 35.19 percent, although 46.15 percent of all adults were not in the work force. The median household income was $34,250, per capita income was $16,166, and 4.49 percent of residents were living below the poverty level.
Power Source: Chignik Electric
Local Government Offices: City of Chignik, P.O. Box 110, 99564, 749-2280
Chignik Bay Tribal Council, P.O. Box 50, 99564, 749-2445
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Village Website: N/A
This information was copied from: http://www.dced.state.ak.us/dca/commdb/CF_CIS.htm