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Chenega, Alaska

Chenega is a town located in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, along Prince William Sound. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town was 86, largely consisting of Chugach Native Americans. Chenega was largely destroyed in a 1969 tidal wave and the population suffered following the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. In 1982, Larry Evanoff[?] moved to Evans Island[?] and between 1984-1991 ~26 other families migrated to New Chenega[?].

Geography Chenega is located at 60°3'59" North, 148°0'40" West (60.066327, -148.010991)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 75.5 km² (29.1 mi²). 74.6 km² (28.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.9 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.17% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 86 people, 22 households, and 17 families residing in the town. The population density is 1.2/km² (3.0/mi²). There are 27 housing units at an average density of 0.4/km² (0.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 22.09% White, 0.00% African American, 73.26% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 4.65% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 22 households out of which 40.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% are married couples living together, 9.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% are non-families. 13.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 0.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.55 and the average family size is 3.83.

In the town the population is spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 132.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 119.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $53,750, and the median income for a family is $58,750. Males have a median income of $75,938 versus $32,500 for females. The per capita income for the town is $13,382. 15.6% of the population and 16.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 0.0% are under the age of 18 and 0.0% are 65 or older.



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