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Chignik Lake, Alaska

Chignik Lake is a town located in Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 145.


\nChignik Lake is located at 56°16'10" North, 158°46'54" West (56.269340, -158.781714)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 56.8 km² (21.9 mi²). 31.8 km² (12.3 mi²) of it is land and 24.9 km² (9.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 43.93% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 145 people, 40 households, and 34 families residing in the town. The population density is 4.6/km² (11.8/mi²). There are 50 housing units at an average density of 1.6/km² (4.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 11.72% White, 0.00% Black or African American, 86.90% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 1.38% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 40 households out of which 65.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% are married couples living together, 12.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 15.0% are non-families. 15.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.63 and the average family size is 3.97. In the town the population is spread out with 44.8% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 4.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 21 years. For every 100 females there are 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 116.2 males. The median income for a household in the town is $41,458, and the median income for a family is $40,938. Males have a median income of $0 versus $38,750 for females. The per capita income for the town is $13,842. 22.0% of the population and 21.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 31.4% are under the age of 18 and 0.0% are 65 or older.