- Tyonek, Alaska
official_name = Tyonek, Alaska
settlement_type = CDP
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Tyonek, Alaska
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = Borough
subdivision_name2 = Kenai Peninsula
area_total_km2 = 178.2
area_land_km2 = 175.1
area_water_km2 = 3.1
area_total_sq_mi = 68.8
area_land_sq_mi = 67.6
area_water_sq_mi = 1.2
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 193
population_density_km2 = 1.1
population_density_sq_mi = 2.9
timezone = Alaska (AKST)
utc_offset = -9
timezone_DST = AKDT
utc_offset_DST = -8
latd = 61 |latm = 3 |lats = 38 |latNS = N
longd = 151 |longm = 13 |longs = 51 |longEW = W
Tyonek is a
census-designated place(CDP) in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. stateof Alaska. As of the 2000 census the population was 193.
Dena'ina Alaska Nativevillage at Tyonek was noted by the explorer James Cookin 1778. A smallpoxepidemic in the late 1830s killed about half the population. Tyonek became a major port during the Resurrection Creek gold rushof the 1880s, but declined after the founding of Anchorage on the other side of Cook Inletin 1915. Tyonek was moved to its current site when the original village, located on lower ground, flooded in the 1930s.
Tyonek is located at coor dms|61|3|38|N|151|13|51|W|city (61.060470, -151.230697)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 68.8 square miles (178.2 km²), of which, 67.6 square miles (175.1 km²) of it is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²) of it (1.73%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 193 people, 66 households, and 45 families residing in the CDP. The population densitywas 2.9 people per square mile (1.1/km²). There were 134 housing units at an average density of 2.0/sq mi (0.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 4.66% White and 95.34% Native American. 2.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 66 households out of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 27.3% were married couples living together, 22.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.42.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 37.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 5.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 124.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 128.3 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $26,667, and the median income for a family was $29,792. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $26,250 for females. The
per capita incomefor the CDP was $11,261. About 2.1% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen or sixty five or over.
* [http://www.explorenorth.com/library/communities/alaska/bl-Tyonek.htm History of Tyonek]
* [http://www.alaskaonline.org/travelplanner/southcentral/tyonek.php Tyonek information]
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