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Fox River is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 685,[2] up from 616 in 2000. It was first reported by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1895. The Fox River, which flows by the CDP, might have been named for Theodore Fox, a local mining magnate.

Fox River, Alaska
Location of Fox River, Alaska
Location of Fox River, Alaska
Coordinates: 59°50′51″N 150°55′34″W / 59.84750°N 150.92611°W / 59.84750; -150.92611Coordinates: 59°50′51″N 150°55′34″W / 59.84750°N 150.92611°W / 59.84750; -150.92611
CountryUnited States
StateAlaska
BoroughKenai Peninsula
Government
 • Borough mayorMike Navarre[1]
 • State senatorGary Stevens (R)
 • State rep.Paul Seaton (R)
Area
 • Total128.3 sq mi (332.2 km2)
 • Land125.4 sq mi (324.8 km2)
 • Water2.9 sq mi (7.5 km2)
Elevation
525 ft (160 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total685
 • Density5/sq mi (2.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (AKDT)
Area code(s)907
FIPS code02-26910
GNIS feature ID1866945

GeographyEdit

Fox River is located on the western side of the Kenai Peninsula at 59°50′51″N 150°55′34″W / 59.84750°N 150.92611°W / 59.84750; -150.92611 (59.847372, -150.926178).[3] It is at the head of Kachemak Bay, where the Fox River enters it. The CDP extends north from the bay to high ground north of Caribou Lake. It is bordered to the southwest by Falls Creek, which separates the community from the Fritz Creek CDP. Most of the current population of Fox River is in the southwest part of the CDP, on high ground overlooking Falls Creek, Swift Creek, and Moose Creek.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 128.3 square miles (332.2 km2), of which 125.4 square miles (324.8 km2) are land and 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2), or 2.25%, are water.[2]

The area is known locally as "The Head of the (Kachemak) Bay". Its population resides for the most part in the three Russian Old Believer villages of Voznesenka,[4] Kachemak Selo,[5] and Razdolna.[6]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1990382
200061661.3%
201068511.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

Fox River first appeared on the 1990 U.S. Census as a census-designated place (CDP).

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 616 people, 122 households, and 103 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4.9 people per square mile (1.9/km²). There were 170 housing units at an average density of 1.3/sq mi (0.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 99.68% White, 0.16% from other races, and 0.16% from two or more races. 0.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 122 households out of which 73.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.1% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.8% were non-families. 13.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 5.05 and the average family size was 5.73.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 58.0% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 17.0% from 25 to 44, 9.6% from 45 to 64, and 3.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 15 years. For every 100 females, there were 116.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $26,964, and the median income for a family was $40,938. Males had a median income of $39,063 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $7,963. About 29.5% of families and 33.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.9% of those under age 18 and 22.2% of those age 65 or over.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2015 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League. 2015. p. 9.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Fox River CDP, Alaska". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ Vosnesenka/Kachemak Selo request to State of Alaska for playground funding
  5. ^ news brief about a house fire in Kachemak Selo
  6. ^ News article about schools in Russian villages
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.