King Cove, Alaska

King Cove, Alaska

Infobox Settlement
official_name = King Cove, Alaska
settlement_type = City
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map_caption = Location of King Cove, Alaska

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Alaska
subdivision_type2 = Borough
subdivision_name2 = Aleutians East
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area_total_km2 = 77.2
area_land_km2 = 65.4
area_water_km2 = 11.7
area_total_sq_mi = 29.8
area_land_sq_mi = 25.3
area_water_sq_mi = 4.5

population_as_of = 2007
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population_total = 807
population_density_km2 = 12.1
population_density_sq_mi = 31.3

timezone = Alaska (AKST)
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elevation_m = 28
elevation_ft = 92
latd = 55 |latm = 4 |lats = 20 |latNS = N
longd = 162 |longm = 19 |longs = 5 |longEW = W

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area_code = 907
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King Cove (Agdaaĝux̂ [Bergsland, K "Aleut Dictionary" Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Center, 1994] in Aleut) is a city in Aleutians East Borough, Alaska, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 792.


King Cove is located at coor dms|55|4|20|N|162|19|5|W|city (55.072125, -162.318040).GR|1. King Cove is located on the pacific side of the Alaska Peninsula. It is convert|18|mi|km southeast of Cold Bay and convert|625|mi|km southwest of Anchorage. It lies at approximately 55* 03'N Latitude and 162* 19' W Longitude. The area encompasses 2.9 sq. miles of land and 2.0 sq. miles of water. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.8 square miles (77.2 km²), of which, 25.3 square miles (65.4 km²) of it is land and 4.5 square miles (11.8 km²) of it (15.23%) is water.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 792 people, 170 households, and 116 families residing in the city. The population density was 31.3 people per square mile (12.1/km²). There were 207 housing units at an average density of 8.2/sq mi (3.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 15.03% White, 1.64% Black or African American, 46.72% Native American, 26.77% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 5.93% from other races, and 3.79% from two or more races. 7.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 170 households out of which 45.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.53.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 41.0% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 3.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 147.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 166.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,893, and the median income for a family was $47,188. Males had a median income of $30,714 versus $19,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,791. About 3.3% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 27.3% of those age 65 or over.


King Cove, located 600 air miles SW of Anchorage at the end of the Alaska Peninsula is home to Peter Pan’s largest processing facility. King Crab, bairdi and opilio tanner crab, pollock, cod, Salmon, halibut and black cod harvested in both the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska are processed throughout the year. The plant, with origins back to the early 1900’s, has the largest salmon canning capacity of any plant in Alaska. All five species of salmon are abundant in the waters nearby King Cove. Salmon still remains a major part of the annual operation but in recent years the plant has expanded and streamlined whitefish operations. The plant produces several different product forms including pollock fillet block, shatterpack fillets, mince and surimi. Cod shatterpack fillets and salt cod are mainstays. At peak seasons, both winter and summer, nearly 500 employees man the operation. King Cove's economy depends almost completely on the year-round commercial fishing and seafood processing industries. The Peter Pan facility is one of the largest cannery operations under one roof in Alaska. 76 residents hold commercial fishing permits. Income is supplemented by subsistence activities. []


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