Unincorporated, located within Anchorage
in the Municipality of Anchorage
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- Place of Interest
- Current Population
- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (ee kloot' nuh); also see Anchorage
- Census Designated Place (CDP)
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- CQE Eligible
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Geography and Climate
- Eklutna is located at the head of the Knik Arm of Cook Inlet, at the mouth of the Eklutna River, 25 miles northeast of Anchorage. It is within the boundaries of the Municipality of Anchorage.
- Community Map Available
- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
- Eklutna lies in the transitional climate zone, characterized by an average annual precipitation of about 30 inches, and average annual temperatures of about 27 °F. The coldest month in 2013 was December, with a mean minimum temperature of 6.7 °F. The warmest month was June, with a mean maximum temperature of 75.9 °F.
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- Eklutna W.T.P.
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History and Culture
- The Eklutna area was the site of many Athabascan villages as little as 800 years ago. Today's residents are descendants of the Danaina tribe. Russian Orthodox missionaries arrived in the 1840s. A railroad station was built in 1918. The Eklutna Power House supplies hydroelectric power to Anchorage.
- It is an Athabascan village with a subsistence lifestyle. Approximately 65 residents are members of the Eklutna Village. The Russian Orthodox religion is prevalent.
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- Federally Recognized Tribe
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- Eklutna Native Village
- The village lies on the highway between Anchorage and Palmer and therefore has ready access to a variety of transportation services in those communities. Two privately-owned airstrips, as well as the Alaska Railroad system, are located in the area.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
- Road Connection