Village Name: McCarthy 

(Part of the I AM Radio Network) 


Status: Installed 10/19/05 


Location Description: McCarthy lies 61 miles east of Chitina off the Edgerton Highway. It is on the Kennicott River at the mouth of McCarthy Creek, 12 miles northeast of the junction of the Nizina and Chitina Rivers, in the heart of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. The community lies at approximately 61.433330° North Latitude and -142.921670° (West) Longitude. McCarthy is located in the Chitina Recording District. The area encompasses 148.3 sq. miles of land and 0.0 sq. miles of water. 


Climate: Temperature extremes range from -58 to 91. Snowfall averages 52 inches, with total precipitation of 12 inches per year. 




Roads: -Richardson and Edgerton Highways 

Winter Trails: 

Runway: -Jake's Bar is 1,000' long by 25' wide, McCarthy is 3,500' long by 60' wide 



Closest Major River: Chitina River


Demographics: The population of the community consists of 0% Alaska Native or part Native. The old mine buildings, artifacts, and colorful history attract visitors during the summer months. The area ranks as one of the nation's most endangered landmarks by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Emergency stabilization of the old buildings has been required, and future work will be necessary. During the 2000 U.S. Census, total housing units numbered 47, and vacant housing units numbered 21. Vacant housing units used only seasonally numbered 21. U.S. Census data for Year 2000 showed 3 residents as employed. The unemployment rate at that time was 80 percent, although 89.66 percent of all adults were not in the work force. The median household income was $17,188, per capita income was $16,045, and 15.2 percent of residents were living below the poverty level. 


Power Source: N/A 


Local Government Offices: McCarthy Area Council, P.O. Box MXY, Glennallen, 99588 

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