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Welcome to Alakanuk ...

The coastal city of Alakanuk is located at the east entrance of Alakanuk Pass.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alakanuk has a population of 780 people<1> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Alakanuk.

Alakanuk is near sea level<2>.

Time Zone: Alakanuk lies in the Alaskan Time Zone (AKST/AKDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alakanuk lies within the (907) area code.

The ZIP code for Alakanuk: 99554<3>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alakanuk had an population of 780 people. This is an increase of 15.21% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alakanuk had a population of 677 people.

The population of Alakanuk represents 0.1% of the population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 41st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 677 people, the population of Alakanuk increased 3.83% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 652 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alakanuk.

Communities near Alakanuk ...

We have created a list of 3 communities that are near Alakanuk.

  • Emmonak
  • Nunam Iqua
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    • Nunam Iqua lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Alakanuk
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
    • Former name for Nunam Iqua:
    • Sheldon Point
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  • Fish Village
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    • Fish Village lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Alakanuk
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fish Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fish Village

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alakanuk ...

Looking for more information about Alakanuk? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alakanuk, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alakanuk.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alakanuk.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alakanuk - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Alakanuk). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alakanuk or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alakanuk) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alakanuk. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlakanukOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alakanuk. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.6852, Longitude: -164.6597    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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