Village Name: Sand Point 

(Part of the I AM Radio Network) 


Status: Installed 


Location Description: Sand Point is located on Humboldt Harbor on Popof Island, off the Alaska Peninsula, 570 air miles from Anchorage. The community lies at approximately 55.339720° North Latitude and -160.497220° (West) Longitude. The area encompasses 7.8 sq. miles of land and 21.1 sq. miles of water. 


Climate: Sand Point lies in the maritime climate zone. Temperatures range from -9 to 76. Snowfall averages 52 inches, annual precipitation is 33 inches. 




Winter Trails: 

Runway: -State owned airport with a 4,000' long by 150' 

Barge: -Commerical, State owned ferry system May thru October 


Closest Major River: Humboldt Harbor


Demographics: A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community -- the Qagan Tayagungin Tribe. The population of the community consists of 44.2% Alaska Native or part Native. Sand Point is characterized as self-sufficient and progressive, with commercial fishing activities at the heart of the local culture. There is a large transient population for fishing and cannery work. About 50% of the population are of Aleut decent. Many of the shareholders of Pauloff Harbor and Unga now live in Sand Point. During the 2000 U.S. Census, total housing units numbered 282, and vacant housing units numbered 53. Vacant housing units used only seasonally numbered 18. U.S. Census data for Year 2000 showed 427 residents as employed. The unemployment rate at that time was 30.79 percent, although 48.68 percent of all adults were not in the work force. The median household income was $55,417, per capita income was $21,954, and 16.03 percent of residents were living below the poverty level. 


Power Source: TDX Power 


Local Government Offices: City of Sand Point, P.O. Box 249, 99661, 383-2696 

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Village Website: None 


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