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Saxman, Alaska
City
Saxman Totem Park
Saxman is located in Alaska
Saxman
Saxman
Location in Alaska
Coordinates: 55°19′14″N 131°35′54″W / 55.32056°N 131.59833°W / 55.32056; -131.59833
SAXMAN ALASKA Latitude and Longitude:

55°19′14″N 131°35′54″W / 55.32056°N 131.59833°W / 55.32056; -131.59833
CountryUnited States
State Alaska
Borough Ketchikan Gateway
IncorporatedJanuary 22, 1930 [1]
Government
 •  MayorRichard Shields, Sr.
 •  State senator Bert Stedman ( R)
 •  State rep. Dan Ortiz ( I)
Area [2]
 • Total0.98 sq mi (2.53 km2)
 • Land0.98 sq mi (2.53 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation52 ft (16 m)
Population ( 2010)
 • Total411
 • Estimate (2016) [3]418
 • Density428.28/sq mi (165.29/km2)
Time zone UTC-9 ( Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-8 (AKDT)
Zip code99901
Area code 907
FIPS code02-67570
GNIS feature ID 1414511

Saxman is a city on Revillagigedo Island in Ketchikan Gateway Borough in southeastern Alaska, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 411, [4] down from 431 in 2000. The city of Ketchikan lies just to its northwest.

Geography

Saxman is located at 55°19′14″N 131°35′54″W / 55.32056°N 131.59833°W / 55.32056; -131.59833 (55.320557, -131.598364). [5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.97 square miles (2.5 km2), all land. [4]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900142
19101548.5%
1920103−33.1%
19301128.7%
1940111−0.9%
195016750.5%
1960153−8.4%
1970135−11.8%
1980273102.2%
199036935.2%
200043116.8%
2010411−4.6%
Est. 2016418 [3]1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]

Saxman first appeared on the 1900 U.S. Census as an unincorporated village. It formally incorporated in 1929.

As of the census [7] of 2000, there were 431 people, 127 households, and 90 families residing in the city. The population density was 431.5 people per square mile (166.4/km²). There were 146 housing units at an average density of 146.2 per square mile (56.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 28.07% White, 0.46% Black or African American, 66.13% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, and 4.64% from two or more races. 2.32% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 127 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 21.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.13 and the average family size was 3.57.

In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 27.4% under the age of 18, 15.8% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 130.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 133.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $44,375, and the median income for a family was $45,417. Males had a median income of $35,139 versus $37,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,642. About 7.4% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.4% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

Trivia

  • Saxman is one of the totem capitals of Alaska.

References

  1. ^ "Directory of Borough and City Officials 1974". Alaska Local Government. Juneau: Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. XIII (2): 71. January 1974.
  2. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 22, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Saxman city, Alaska". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.