Aleknagik (/əˈlɛknəɡɪk/ ə-LEK-nə-gik; Alaqnaqiq in Central Yup’ik) is a second class city in the Dillingham Census Area of the Unorganized Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. The population was 219 at the 2010 census, down from 221 in 2000.
Aleknagik is located at 59°16′42″N 158°37′23″W / 59.27833°N 158.62306°W / 59.27833; -158.62306 (59.278362, -158.622928) (Sec. 31, T010S, R055W, Seward Meridian), in the Bristol Bay Recording District.
Aleknagik is located at the head of the Wood River on the southeast end of Lake Aleknagik, 16 miles (26 km) northwest of Dillingham. The city is named after Aleknagik Lake.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 41.5 square miles (107.5 km), of which 24.5 square miles (63.5 km) is land and 17.0 square miles (44.0 km), or 40.89%, is water.
Aleknagik first appeared on 1940 U.S. Census as an unincorporated village. It appeared as Aleknagik Lake (uninc.) on the 1960 census, and neighboring village of Aleknagik Mission showed 50 residents (for a combined total area of 231). In 1970, it appeared again simply as Aleknagik and was incorporated in 1973.
As of the census of 2000, there were 221 people, 70 households, and 52 families residing in the city. The population density was 19.1 people per square mile (7.4/km²). There were 107 housing units at an average density of 9.3 per square mile (3.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 13.57% White, 81.90% Native American, 1.36% from other races, and 3.17% from two or more races. 1.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 70 households out of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.16 and the average family size was 3.62.
In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 37.1% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 121.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 131.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $22,750, and the median income for a family was $30,625. Males had a median income of $29,583 versus $75,487 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,973. About 21.7% of families and 40.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 49.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 21.4% of those sixty five or over.
Aleknagik Alaska neighborhoods include: Anchorage, Anchor Point, Chiniak, Chugiak, Clam Gulch, Cooper Landing, Delta Junction, Douglas, Eagle River, Eielson Afb, Elmendorf Afb, Fairbanks, Fort Richardson, Girdwood, Haines, Homer, Indian, Juneau, Kasilof, Kenai, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Metlakatla, Moose Pass, Nikolaevsk, Ninilchik, North Pole, Salcha, Seward, Sitka, Soldotna, Sterling, Tyonek, Wasilla