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Valdez, Alaska

Valdez is a city located in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 4,036.

Geography Valdez is located at 61°7'23" North, 146°18'19" West (61.122947, -146.305178)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 717.6 km² (277.1 mi²). 574.9 km² (222.0 mi²) of it is land and 142.7 km² (55.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 19.88% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 4,036 people, 1,494 households, and 1,042 families residing in the city. The population density is 7.0/km² (18.2/mi²). There are 1,645 housing units at an average density of 2.9/km² (7.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 83.62% White, 0.42% African American, 7.19% Native American, 2.18% Asian, 0.45% Pacific Islander, 1.41% from other races, and 4.73% from two or more races. 3.96% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,494 households out of which 41.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% are married couples living together, 8.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% are non-families. 21.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 2.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.66 and the average family size is 3.15.

In the city the population is spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 3.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 107.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 107.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $66,532, and the median income for a family is $74,188. Males have a median income of $56,932 versus $31,855 for females. The per capita income for the city is $27,341. 6.2% of the population and 5.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 5.3% are under the age of 18 and 11.4% are 65 or older.

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