Village Name: Tanana
Location Description: Tanana is located in Interior Alaska about two miles west of the junction of the Tanana and Yukon Rivers, 130 air miles west of Fairbanks. The community lies at approximately 65.171940° North Latitude and -152.078890° (West) Longitude. (Sec. 17, T004N, R022W, Fairbanks Meridian.) Tanana is located in the Ft. Gibbon Recording District. The area encompasses 11.6 sq. miles of land and 4.0 sq. miles of water.
Climate: Tanana experiences a cold, continental climate with temperature extremes. Daily maximum temperatures during July range from 64 to 70; daily minimum temperatures during January are -14 to -48. Extremes have been measured from -71 to 94. Average annual precipitation is 13 inches, with 50 inches of snowfall. The River is ice-free from mid-May through mid-October.
Runway: -State-owned 4,400' long by 150' wide
Closest Major River: Yukon River
Demographics: A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community -- the Native Village of Tanana. The population of the community consists of 81.5% Alaska Native or part Native. Traditional Athabascan ways of life persist -- subsistence, potlatches, dances and foot races are part of the culture. During the 2000 U.S. Census, total housing units numbered 166, and vacant housing units numbered 45. Vacant housing units used only seasonally numbered 42. U.S. Census data for Year 2000 showed 100 residents as employed. The unemployment rate at that time was 23.66 percent, although 52.38 percent of all adults were not in the work force. The median household income was $29,750, per capita income was $12,077, and 22.95 percent of residents were living below the poverty level.
Power Source: Tanana Power Company
Local Government Offices: City of Tanana, P.O. Box 77249, 99777, 366-7159
Native Village of Tanana, P.O. Box 130, 99777, 366-7170
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Village Website: N/A
This information was copied from: http://www.dced.state.ak.us/dca/commdb/CF_CIS.htm