Minto (Tanana: Menhti) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the CDP is 210, down from 258 in 2000. The name is an anglicized version of the Lower Tanana Athabaskan name Menhti mən̥tʰi, meaning ‘among the lakes’. After repeated flooding the village was relocated to its present location in 1969. The former village site is now known as Old Minto.
Minto is an Athabascan Indian village located at the end of the Minto Spur Road, which comes off the Elliot Highway. It is located at 65°9′28″N 149°22′12″W / 65.15778°N 149.37000°W / 65.15778; -149.37000 (65.157885, −149.369916). The village is located on a bluff above the Tolovana River flats, which contain several lakes formed by the flow of the river through low-lying areas.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 138.6 square miles (359 km), of which, 135.1 square miles (350 km) of it is land and 3.6 square miles (9.3 km) of it (2.58%) is water.
Minto first appeared on the 1920 U.S. Census as an unincorporated native village. That village was located along the Tanana River, now known as Old Minto. It had a population of 55 in 1920, it did not report in 1930, 135 in 1940, 152 in 1950 and 161 in 1960. Following flooding of Old Minto, the new village assumed the name of “Minto” beginning with the 1970 U.S. Census. In 1980 it was made a census-designated place (CDP).
As of the census of 2000, there were 258 people, 74 households, and 54 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1.9 people per square mile (0.7/km²). There were 99 housing units at an average density of 0.7/sq mi (0.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 7.75% White, 91.86% Native American, and 0.39% from two or more races.
There were 74 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.8% were married couples living together, 21.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.49 and the average family size was 4.15.
In the CDP, the age distribution of the population shows 38.8% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females, there were 113.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 129.0 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $21,250, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $28,125 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,639. About 18.2% of families and 26.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 12.5% of those sixty five or over.
Minto 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