Village Name: Quinhagak
Status: Installed 07/25/07
Location Description: Quinhagak is on the Kanektok River on the east shore of Kuskokwim Bay, less than a mile from the Bering Sea coast. It lies 71 miles southwest of Bethel. The community lies at approximately 59.748890° North Latitude and -161.915830° (West) Longitude. The area encompasses 4.7 sq. miles of land and 0.6 sq. miles of water.
Climate: Quinhagak is located in a marine climate. Precipitation averages 22 inches, with 43 inches of snowfall annually. Summer temperatures average 41 to 57, winter temperatures average 6 to 24. Extremes have been measured from 82 to -34.
Winter Trails: -Eek (39mi) and Goodnews (39mi)
Runway: -State-owned 2,600' long by 60' wide
Barge: -Commercial Barges, 2x per year
Closest Major River: Kanektok River
Demographics: A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community -- the Native Village of Kwinhagak. The population of the community consists of 97.3% Alaska Native or part Native. The community is primarily Yup'ik Eskimos who fish commercially and are active in subsistence food gathering. The sale, importation or possession of alcohol is banned in the village. During the 2000 U.S. Census, total housing units numbered 153, and vacant housing units numbered 16. Vacant housing units used only seasonally numbered 7. U.S. Census data for Year 2000 showed 127 residents as employed. The unemployment rate at that time was 15.44 percent, although 65.11 percent of all adults were not in the work force. The median household income was $25,156, per capita income was $8,127, and 26.1 percent of residents were living below the poverty level.
Power Source: AVEC
Local Government Offices: City of Quinhagak, P.O. Box 90, 99655, 556-8202
Qanirtuuq, Incorporated, P.O. Box 69, 99655, 556-8289
Native Village of Kwinhagak, P.O. Box 149, 99655, 556-8165
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Village Website: None
This information was copied from: http://www.dced.state.ak.us/dca/commdb/CF_CIS.htm