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Golovin, Alaska

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Golovin is a city located in Nome Census Area, Alaska. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 144.

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Geography

Location of Golovin, Alaska

Golovin is located at 64°32'41" North, 163°1'39" West (64.544612, -163.027459)Template:GR.

Golovin is on a point of land between Golovnin Bay and Golovnin Lagoon on the Seward Peninsula in western Alaska. It is about 105 km (70 miles) east of Nome.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.7 km² (3.7 mi²). 9.7 km² (3.7 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 144 people, 45 households, and 30 families residing in the city. The population density is 14.9/km² (38.5/mi²). There are 54 housing units at an average density of 5.6/km² (14.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 7.64% White, 0.00% Black or African American, 84.03% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 8.33% from two or more races. 2.78% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 45 households out of which 44.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% are married couples living together, 20.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% are non-families. 31.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.20 and the average family size is 4.17.

In the city the population is spread out with 42.4% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 16.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 26 years. For every 100 females there are 118.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 118.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $31,875, and the median income for a family is $41,250. Males have a median income of $25,625 versus $31,250 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,281. 4.3% of the population and 0.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 0.0% of those under the age of 18 and 0.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

History

Golovin was originally an Inupiat village called Chinik.

Golovin was named for Captain Vasily Golovnin of the Russian Navy, who visited Alaska to inspect the workings of the Russian-American Company in 1807-1809, in the Diana, and in 1817-1819, in the Kamchatka, while circumnavigating the world. In 1867, the Mission Covenant of Sweden established a church and school south of the current site of Golovin. Around 1890, John Dexter established a trading post that became the center for swapping prospecting information for the entire Seward Peninsula. Gold was discovered in 1898 at Council and Golovin became a supply point for the gold fields. Supplies were unloaded from ships at Golovin and shipped across Golovnin Lagoon and up the Fish and Niukluk Rivers to Council.

When gold was discovered in what is now Nome, much of the mining and shipping activity moved there and GOlovin declined in population.

Reindeer herding was introduced in the area about 1900.

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