Circle (also called Circle City, Danzhit Khaiinląįį in Gwich’in) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 104, up from 100 in 2000.
Circle is located at 65°50′4″N 144°4′35″W / 65.83444°N 144.07639°W / 65.83444; -144.07639 (65.834464, -144.076392).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 108.2 square miles (280 km), of which 107.7 square miles (279 km) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km) (0.50%) is water.
Circle first appeared on the 1900 U.S. Census as “Circle City,” although it was an unincorporated village. Its name was shortened to Circle for the 1910 census. It was made a census-designated place in 1980.
At the 2000 census, there were 100 people, 34 households and 22 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 0.9 per square mile (0.4/km²). There were 42 housing units at an average density of 0.4 per square mile (0.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 14.00% White, 76.00% Native American, 1.00% from other races, and 9.00% from two or more races. 4.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 34 households of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 11.8% were married couples living together, 32.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.48.
29.0% of the population was under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 4.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.2 males.
The median household income was $11,667, and the median family income was $11,250. Males had a median income of $0 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $6,426. There were 50.0% of families and 42.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 57.9% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.