Quick Facts

Place Type


Administrative Entity

Lake and Peninsula Borough

Time Zone



4.0 meters


347.24 square kilometers

Coordinates Latitude: 58.2155556 Longitude: -157.3758333

Demographics & Economic Data

Median Age
Percent High School Grad Or Higher
Total Housing Units
Median Household Income
Foreign Born Population
Percent Below Poverty Level



Egegik (Igyagiiq in Central Alaskan Yup'ik) is a city in Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city is 109, down from 116 in 2000. It has been home to cannery operations.


Egegik is at 58°13′9″N 157°21′29″W (58.219292, -157.357989) on the eastern shores of both Bristol Bay and, more locally, of Egegik Bay. The village is on a high bluff along the southern shore of the Egegik River at the upper extent of Egegik Bay.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 134.0 square miles (347 km2), of which, 32.8 square miles (85 km2) is land and 101.2 square miles (262 km2) (75.54%) is water.


Egegik first appeared on the 1880 U.S. Census as the unincorporated Inuit village of Igagik. It appeared again under that name in 1890 and 1900. It returned again in 1920 as Egegik.As of the census of 2000, there were 64 people, 44 households, and 2 1/2 families residing in the city. The population density was 3.5 people per square mile (1.4/km²). There were 286 housing units at an average density of 8.7 per square mile (3.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 18.97% White, 57.76% Native American, 0.86% Asian, and 22.41% from two or more races. 6.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 44 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.4% were married couples living together, 2.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.7% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.74.
In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 32.8% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 35.3% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 3.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 146.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $46,000, and the median income for a family was $59,583. Males had a median income of $39,375 versus $40,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,352. There were no families and 6.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.


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