Chuathbaluk (Curarpalek in Central Alaskan Yup’ik) is a city in Bethel Census Area, Alaska, United States.
Chuathbaluk is located at 61°34′32″N 159°14′50″W / 61.57556°N 159.24722°W / 61.57556; -159.24722 (61.575693, -159.247311), on the Kuskokwim River, approximately 100 miles (160 km) upstream from Bethel. The Russian Mountains, a small circular mountain range, stand just to the north of the town.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13.4 km), of which 3.5 square miles (9.0 km) is land and 1.7 square miles (4.5 km), or 33.19%, is water.
Chuathbaluk first appeared on the 1970 census as an unincorporated village. It formally incorporated in 1975. Prior to that, the community had been known as “Russian Mission.” This was not to be confused with the present city of the same name, so it was often called the Little Russian Mission to avoid confusion. Under the prior name, it never reported a population separately.
As of the census of 2000, there were 119 people, 33 households, and 23 families residing in the city. The population density was 33.8 people per square mile (13.1/km²). There were 43 housing units at an average density of 12.2 per square mile (4.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 5.04% White, 91.60% Native American, 0.84% from other races, and 2.52% from two or more races.
There were 33 households out of which 45.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.3% were married couples living together, 27.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.61 and the average family size was 4.21.
In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 42.9% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 16.0% from 45 to 64, and 4.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $34,286, and the median income for a family was $34,167. Males had a median income of $46,250 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,100. There were 16.7% of families and 24.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 27.5% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.
Chuathbaluk 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