in the Wade Hampton Census Area
- Area Type
- Place of Interest
- Current Population
- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (pai' myoot)
- Community's Judicial District
- Census Designated Place (CDP)
Geography and Climate
- Paimiut is located on Kokechik Bay, on the east bank of the Lithkealik River. It lies on the Bering Sea, south of Scammon Bay.
- The area's climate is maritime. Temperatures range between -25 and 79 °F. Annual precipitation averages 14 inches, with 65 inches of snowfall. Easterly winds during the winter cause severe wind chill factors.
- Community Map Available
- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
History and Culture
- Paimiut is an Eskimo name meaning "people of the stream's mouth." It was first reported in 1951 as having two groups of two or three frame houses, about a quarter of a mile apart. The village is now a summer fish camp.
- Paimiut is used seasonally by area Natives as a subsistence camp. Villagers live in Hooper Bay during the winter months.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
- Name of Federally Recognized Tribe
- Native Village of Paimiut
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- Number of Commercial Fishing Permit Holders
- Number of Commercial Fishing Permits Issued
- CDQ Participant
- The village is accessible by boat or float plane. A winter trail, used by snow machines, is marked to Hooper Bay (14 mi).
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
- Road Connection
- Community's Senate District
- Community's House District