Aerial view of Dillingham, Alaska
Location of Dillingham, Alaska
|- Total||35. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent The US state of Alaska is not divided into counties, as are 48 other states but it is divided into boroughs ( Louisiana is divided into parishes Dillingham Census Area is a Census area located in the state of Alaska, United States. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 7 sq mi (92. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 6 km²)|
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|- Water||2. 1 sq mi (5. 5 km²)|
|Elevation||95 ft (29 m)|
|Time zone||Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)|
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Dillingham (pronounced /ˈdɪlɪŋhæm/), or Curyung, is a city in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska, United States. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International The Alaska Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting nine hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-9) The UTC−9 time zone is used in French Polynesia Gambier Islands United States (AKST— Alaska Standard Daylight saving time ( DST UTC−8 is a band of Timezones separated from the Universal Coordinated Time by 8 hours A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 907 covers the entire state of Alaska, except for the small southeastern Alaska community of Hyder Alaska, which uses the 250 Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout Dillingham Census Area is a Census area located in the state of Alaska, United States. Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent The United States of America —commonly referred to as the According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 2,468. 
Dillingham is located at (59. 046751, -158. 508665).
Dillingham is on Nushagak Bay, an inlet of Bristol Bay, an arm of the Bering Sea, in southwestern Alaska. Bristol Bay ( Iilgayaq in Central Yup'ik) is the eastern-most arm of the Bering Sea, at 57° to 59° North 157° to 162° West The Bering (or Imarpik) Sea is a body of water in the Pacific Ocean that comprises a deep water basin (the Aleutian Basin) which rises through Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 7 square miles (92. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 6 km²). Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 33. 6 square miles (87. 1 km²) of it is land and 2. 1 square miles (5. 5 km²) of it (5. 93%) is water.
Dillingham was once the salmon capital of the world. Salmon is the common name for several species of Fish of the family Salmonidae. The International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission, founded in 1937, sent researchers to Bristol Bay in 1949 to establish the first fishing cannery. It was not until 1959 that the fisheries were able to forecast the salmon runs in western Alaska, enabling an expansion of fishing and fishery studies in the 1960s. Forecasting is the process of Estimation in unknown situations The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 The 1970s brought many technological advancements and record enrollments into the fishery studies programs .
Throughout the 1980s and the early 1990s millions of sockeye salmon were harvested and sold to foreign markets. This introduced the need to regulate the amount of fish being harvested every summer.
Commercial fishing today is not nearly as lucrative as it once was. This is due in part to fish farms .
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,466 people, 884 households, and 599 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 73. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 4/sq mi (28. 3/km²). There were 1,000 housing units at an average density of 29. 7/sq mi (11. 5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 35. 60% White, 0. 65% Black or African American, 52. 55% Native American, 1. 18% Asian, 0. 61% from other races, and 9. 41% from two or more races. 3. 49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 884 households out of which 41. 3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47. 4% were married couples living together, 15. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32. 2% were non-families. 27. 6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4. 2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 75 and the average family size was 3. 37.
In the city the population was spread out with 34. 6% under the age of 18, 6. 6% from 18 to 24, 30. 6% from 25 to 44, 23. 2% from 45 to 64, and 5. 0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 106. 7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102. 5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $51,458, and the median income for a family was $57,417. Males had a median income of $47,266 versus $34,934 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,537. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 10. 1% of families and 11. 7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 4% of those under age 18 and 5. 9% of those age 65 or over.
The area around Dillingham was inhabited by the Yupik people. The Yupik or in the Central Alaskan Yup'ik language, Yup'ik, are a group of indigenous or aboriginal peoples of western southwestern and southcentral It became a trade center when Russians built Alexandrovski Redoubt (Post) there in 1818. Year 1818 ( MDCCCXVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common The area was called Nushagak, after the Nushagak River. The Nushagak River is a River in southwest Alaska, at about 60°50' North 154° West Nushagak became a place where different groups from the Kuskokwim River, the Alaska Peninsula and the Cook Inlet came to trade or live at the post. The Kuskokwim River is the 9th largest river in the United States of America ranked by average discharge volume at its mouth 17th The Alaska Peninsula is a Peninsula extending about 800 km (500 miles to the southwest from the mainland of Alaska and ending in the Aleutian Islands. Cook Inlet stretches from the Gulf of Alaska to Anchorage in south-central Alaska. In 1837, a Russian Orthodox mission was built at Nushagak. Year 1837 ( MDCCCXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common See also Eastern Orthodox Church Structure and organization The Slavic Orthodox Church is organized in a hierarchical structure
In 1881, after the Alaska Purchase by the United States, the United States Signal Corps built a weather station at Nushagak. Year 1881 ( MDCCCLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The Alaska Purchase (otherwise known as Seward's Folly or Seward's Icebox) by the United States from the Russian Empire occurred in 1867 at the behest In 1884, the first salmon cannery in the Bristol Bay region was constructed east of the site of modern-day Dillingham. Salmon is the common name for several species of Fish of the family Salmonidae. Ten more were built by 1900. The post office east of Nushagak at Snag Point and the town were named in 1904 after United States Senator Paul Dillingham, who had toured Alaska extensively with his Senate subcommittee in 1903. Year 1904 ( MCMIV) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting on William Paul Dillingham was an American Republican politician from the state of Vermont. Year 1903 ( MCMIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar or a Common year starting
In 1918 and 1919, an influenza epidemic left no more than 500 survivors around Dillingham. Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Year 1919 ( MCMXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common A hospital and orphanage were established in Kanakanak after the epidemic, 6 miles (10 km) south of Dillingham. Kanakanak is a neighborhood within the city of Dillingham in the Dillingham Census Area in the U
In 1974, the first regional AM radio station for the Bristol Bay region was built by the Dillingham City School District under an educational grant. Using the call letters KDLG and operating at 670 kHz, the station continues to provide education, entertainment, and important safety information to the fishing fleet and the surrounding communities. It is part of the National Public Radio (NPR) and Alaska Public Radio (APRN) networks. Alaska Public Media ( AKPM) is a Non-profit organization with member television and Radio stations that are part of PBS, NPR
Present day industries around Dillingham are fishing and canning, sport fishing and tourism.
Dillingham attracted national attention in 2006 when the local police department installed 80 cameras around town (about one for every 30 residents) on a Department of Homeland Security grant. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The cameras were widely seen as excessive and invasive, but the local police chief justified them by stating that terrorists looking to enter the United States could "backdoor" the nation through a vulnerable town such as Dillingham.