Village Name: Ruby
Location Description: Ruby is located on the south bank of the Yukon River, in the Kilbuck-Kuskokwim Mountains. It is about 50 air miles east of Galena and 230 air miles west of Fairbanks. Ruby lies adjacent to the Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge. The community lies at approximately 64.739440° North Latitude and -155.486940° (West) Longitude. (Sec. 04, T009S, R017E, Kateel River Meridian.) Ruby is located in the Nulato Recording District. The area encompasses 7.6 sq. miles of land and 0.0 sq. miles of water.
Climate: The area experiences a cold, continental climate with extreme temperature differences. The average daily high temperature during July is in the low 70s; the average daily low temperature during January ranges from 10 to below zero. Sustained temperatures of -40 degrees are common during winter. Extreme temperatures have been measured from -53 to 98. Annual precipitation is 17 inches, with 66 inches of snowfall annually. The River is ice-free from mid-May through mid-October.
Runway: -State-owned 4,000' long by 100' wide
Closest Major River: Yukon River
Demographics: A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community -- the Native Village of Ruby. The population of the community consists of 86.2% Alaska Native or part Native. The traditional Athabascan culture and subsistence practices are the focal point of village life. During the 2000 U.S. Census, total housing units numbered 107, and vacant housing units numbered 39. Vacant housing units used only seasonally numbered 23. U.S. Census data for Year 2000 showed 55 residents as employed. The unemployment rate at that time was 23.61 percent, although 53.78 percent of all adults were not in the work force. The median household income was $24,375, per capita income was $9,544, and 32.26 percent of residents were living below the poverty level.
Power Source: City of Ruby
Local Government Offices: City of Ruby, P.O. Box 90, 99768, 468-4401
Ruby Tribal Council, P.O. Box 210, 99768, 468-4479
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Village Website: N/A
This information was copied from: http://www.dced.state.ak.us/dca/commdb/CF_CIS.htm