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Denali Borough, Alaska

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Denali Borough, Alaska

Denali Borough, Alaska
Seal of Denali Borough, Alaska
Map of Alaska highlighting Denali Borough
Location in the state of Alaska
Map of the United States highlighting Alaska
Alaska's location in the U.S.
Incorporated December 7, 1990[1]
Named for Denali
Seat Healy
Largest city Anderson
 • Total 12,777 sq mi (33,092 km2)
 • Land 12,751 sq mi (33,025 km2)
 • Water 26 sq mi (67 km2), 0.2%
 • (2010) 1,826
 • Density 0.1/sq mi (0/km²)
Congressional district at-large
Time zone Alaska: UTC-9/-8
Website .com.denaliboroughwww

The Denali Borough is a borough located in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of 2010 the population of the borough was 1,826.[2] The borough seat is Healy,[3] and its only incorporated place is Anderson. The borough was incorporated in 1990.

The area was previously a part of the

  • Official website
  • Borough map: Alaska Department of Labor

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

External links

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  9. ^ Per capita personal income, 2009
  10. ^ Denali Borough Resolution No. 12-32


See also

In the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer, the Denali vampire coven (consisting of Tanya, Kate, Irina, Eleazar and Carmen and later Garrett) lives in Denali because of the lack of sunlight.

Popular culture

Unincorporated communities

Census-designated places


Dave Talerico represents the Denali Borough and surrounding regions in the Alaska House of Representatives. Talerico took office in 2015, becoming the first Denali Borough resident to serve in the Alaska Legislature since 1993. Prior to that, he was the borough's longest-serving mayor, from 2002 until resigning in 2012 to take a staff position in the legislature.[10]


Denali Borough is the 63rd highest-income county in the United States, and highest-income county in Alaska, by personal per capita income as of 2009.[9]

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 36.80% from 25 to 44, 29.70% from 45 to 64, and 3.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 139.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 147.10 males.

There were 785 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.40% were married couples living together, 4.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.30% were non-families. 35.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 3.03.

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,893 people, 785 households, and 452 families residing in the borough. The population density was 0.148 people per square mile (0.057/km²). There were 1,351 housing units at an average density of 0.106 per square mile (0.041/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 85.74% White, 1.43% Black or African American, 4.75% Native American, 1.53% Asian, 0.37% Pacific Islander, 0.95% from other races, and 5.23% from two or more races. 2.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


Adjacent boroughs and census areas

National protected area

The borough contains North America's highest point: Denali (formerly Mount McKinley), from which it derives its name, at 6190.5 m (20,310 ft).

The borough has a total area of 12,777 square miles (33,090 km2), of which 12,751 square miles (33,020 km2) is land and 26 square miles (67 km2) (0.2%) is water.[4]


  • Geography 1
    • National protected area 1.1
    • Adjacent boroughs and census areas 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Communities 3
    • City 3.1
    • Census-designated places 3.2
    • Unincorporated communities 3.3
  • Popular culture 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


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