Deering (Ipnatchiaq in Iñupiaq) is a city in the Northwest Arctic Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is located on a sandy spit on the Seward Peninsula where the Inmachuk River flows into Kotzebue Sound, 92 km (57 mi) southwest of Kotzebue.
Deering is located at 66°4′33″N 162°43′6″W / 66.07583°N 162.71833°W / 66.07583; -162.71833 (66.075713, -162.718229).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (14 km), of which, 5.1 square miles (13 km) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km) of it (2.28%) is water.
Deering first appeared on the 1910 U.S. Census as an unincorporated city. It incorporated in 1970.
As of the census of 2000, there were 136 people, 42 households, and 28 families residing in the city. The population density was 26.5 people per square mile (10.2/km²). There were 61 housing units at an average density of 11.9 per square mile (4.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.38% Native American (Iñupiat), 5.88% White, and 0.74% from two or more races.
There were 42 households out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 21.4% were married couples living together, 33.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.24 and the average family size was 3.90.
In the city the age distribution of the population shows 39.7% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females, there were 109.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,333, and the median income for a family was $43,438. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the village was $11,000. None of the families but 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line. No one under the age of 18 or over 64 were living below the poverty line.
Deering 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