in the Bethel Census Area
- Current Population
- Population Comment
- 2013 Department of Labor Estimate
- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (ack' ee uh chuck)
- Community's Judicial District
- Recording District
Geography and Climate
- Akiachak is located on the west bank of the Kuskokwim River, on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. It lies 18 miles northeast of Bethel.
- The area averages 16 inches of precipitation, with snowfall of 50 inches. Summer temperatures range from 42 to 62 °F. Winter temperatures range from -2 to 19 °F.
- Community Map Available
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- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
History and Culture
- The area was used by the Yup'ik Eskimos as a seasonal subsistence site. Called "Akiakchagamiut" in the 1890 census, the village had a population of 43 at that time. A post office was established in 1934. It incorporated as a second-class city on February 7, 1974. The city government was dissolved on January 31, 1990, in favor of traditional village council governance.
- Akiachak is a Yup'ik Eskimo village with a fishing and subsistence lifestyle. It has a strong traditional community and was the first city in Alaska to dissolve its city government in favor of the Native village government.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
- Name of Federally Recognized Tribe
- Akiachak Native Community
- Local Option Restrictions
- Ban sale, importation, and possession of alcohol.
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- A state-owned 1,649' long by 40' wide gravel airstrip and public seaplane facility provides scheduled and chartered services year-round to Akiachak. Boats, snow machines, and ATVs are used extensively by locals on the Kuskokwim River. A winter trail exists to Bethel (19 mi). Barges deliver bulk fuel and supplies during the summer.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
- Road Connection
- Community's Senate District
- Community's House District