Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska

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Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska
Map of Alaska highlighting Lake and Peninsula Borough
Location in the state of Alaska
Map of the United States highlighting Alaska
Alaska's location in the U.S.
Incorporated April 26, 198912
Seat King Salmon
Largest city Newhalen
 • Total 30,907 sq mi (80,049 km2)
 • Land 23,782 sq mi (61,595 km2)
 • Water 7,125 sq mi (18,454 km2), 23.05%
 • (2010) 1,631
 • Density 0.0767/sq mi (0.0296/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Alaska: UTC-9/-8

Lake and Peninsula Borough is a borough located in the state of Alaska, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,631. The borough seat of King Salmon is actually located in neighboring Bristol Bay Borough, although is not the seat of that borough; this is a unique arrangement within the United States. The most populous community that actually lies within the borough is the city of Nondalton. With an average of 0.0296 inhabitants/km² (0.0767/sq mi), the Lake and Peninsula Borough is the second least densely populated organized county-equivalent in the United States; only the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, which is unorganized, has a lower density.


The borough has a total area of 30,907 square miles (80,048.8 km2), of which 23,782 square miles (61,595.1 km2) is land and 7,125 square miles (18,453.7 km2) (23.05%) is water. Its land area is larger than that of San Bernardino County, California, the largest county in the contiguous Lower 48 states, and almost as large as the state of West Virginia.

Adjacent boroughs and census areas

National protected areas


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 1,668
2000 1,823 9.3%
2010 1,631 −10.5%
Est. 2012 1,654 1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census3
2012 Estimate4

As of the census5 of 2000, there were 1,823 people, 588 households, and 418 families residing in the borough. The population density was 0.059 people per square mile (0.023/km²). There were 1,557 housing units at an average density of 0.05 per square mile (0.02/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 18.76% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 73.51% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 6.97% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. About 5.41% reported speaking a Yupik language at home, while 3.87% speak Alutiiq and 1.23% an Athabaskan language [1].

Some 44.70% of households had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.50% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. About 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.90% consisted of a sole occupant 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.74.

In the borough, the age of the population was spread out with 37.80% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, and 5.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 113.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 124.10 males.

Cities and towns

See also


  1. ^ "Substantial Changes to Counties and County Equivalent Entities: 1970–Present". United States Census Bureau, Geography Division. 24 May 2002. Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  2. ^ 1996 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League/Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. January 1996. p. 11. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

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Coordinates: 58°24′N 156°11′W / 58.40°N 156.18°W / 58.40; -156.18

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