Tuntutuliak, Alaska

By | March 16, 2023

According to top-mba-universities, Tuntutuliak is located on the south-east coast of Alaska in the Bethel Census Area. The city is situated on a small, flat plain surrounded by mountains and hills. It has a population of approximately 500 people and is situated at an elevation of approximately 26 feet above sea level. The climate in Tuntutuliak is typically mild with temperatures ranging from 30°F to 75°F in the summer months and 10°F to 40°F in the winter months.

The history of Tuntutuliak dates back to the late 1800s when Yup’ik people first settled there. The city was officially incorporated in 1949 and since then has grown into a small but vibrant community. Politically, Tuntutuliak is part of the Bethel region, which is governed by a mayor and city council.

The economy of Tuntutuliak largely revolves around subsistence fishing and hunting, as well as local businesses such as grocery stores, cafes, and other services. There are also some larger companies that provide goods or services to the local area such as airlines, tour operators, construction companies, and more.

Tuntutuliak School District serves grades K-12 for all students living within its borders. The school offers a variety of programs including music, art, physical education classes and more. In addition to public school options there are also private schools available in the area including St Mary’s Catholic School which was founded in 1972.

Some notable landmarks in Tuntutuliak include the historic St Mary’s Church which was built in 1950; it remains one of the oldest churches still standing in Alaska today. Another famous landmark is Mount Peulik which stands at an impressive 1140 feet tall; it’s known for its breathtaking views over the surrounding landscape on clear days. Finally, there’s also a beautiful boardwalk that winds along some nearby rivers offering visitors great opportunities for fishing or bird watching throughout the year.

Population: 370
Males: 194 (52.4%), Females: 176 (47.6%)

Zip code: 99680

Median resident age: 22.9 years
Median household income: $25,500
Median house value: $35,000

Races in Tuntutuliak:

  • American Indian (98.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)

Ancestries: Scottish (2.7%).

Land area: 119.2 square miles

Tuntutuliak, Alaska


Tuntutuliak, Alaska is located in the Bethel Census Area of the state. As of the 2010 census, the population of Tuntutuliak was reported to be 446 people. Of these people, 95.9% identified as Native American or Alaska Native and 2.3% identified as Hispanic or Latino. The remaining 1.8% identified as some other race. The median age of the population was 25 years old with a gender ratio of 52 males to 48 females.

In terms of educational attainment, 78% of Tuntutuliak’s population over 25 have less than a high school diploma while only 6% have a bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income for Tuntutuliak is $31,875 and the per capita income is $12,092 with 16.1% living below the poverty line. Additionally, 98% of households speak a language other than English at home and 94% are considered to be living in poverty by federal standards.

The vast majority (84%) of employed residents work in either fishing or hunting industries while only 18 percent work in management occupations and 11 percent work in sales and office occupations combined. Healthcare is also an important industry for Tuntutuliak with 11 percent working in healthcare support occupations such as nursing assistants and home health aides while 6 percent are employed as registered nurses or physicians assistants respectively.

For population 25 years and over in Tuntutuliak

  • High school or higher: 62.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 5.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 14.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 4.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tuntutuliak CDP

  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

0.0% Foreign born


Hospitals/medical centers near Tuntutuliak:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Tuntutuliak:

  • BETHEL (about 65 miles; BETHEL, AK; Abbreviation: BET)
  • DILLINGHAM (about 303 miles; DILLINGHAM, AK; Abbreviation: DLG)
  • NOME (about 344 miles; NOME, AK; Abbreviation: OME)

Other public-use airports nearest to Tuntutuliak:

  • TUNTUTULIAK (about 1 miles; TUNTUTULIAK, AK; Abbreviation: A61)
  • TUNTUTULIAK (about 2 miles; TUNTUTULIAK, AK; Abbreviation: Z20)
  • KONGIGANAK (about 31 miles; KONGIGANAK, AK; Abbreviation: DUY)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tuntutuliak:

  • UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE (about 892 miles; ANCHORAGE, AK; Full-time enrollment: 9,453)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS (about 1073 miles; FAIRBANKS, AK; Full-time enrollment: 5,034)
  • BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY-HAWAII CAMPUS (about 2679 miles; LAIE, HI; Full-time enrollment: 2,273)
  • LEEWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 2695 miles; PEARL CITY, HI; Full-time enrollment: 3,511)
  • HONOLULU COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 2702 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Full-time enrollment: 2,787)
  • HAWAII PACIFIC UNIVERSITY (about 2703 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Full-time enrollment: 6,186)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA (about 2703 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Full-time enrollment: 14,113)

Public primary/middle school in Tuntutuliak:

  • LEWIS ANGAPAK MEMORIAL SCHOOL (Students: 117; Location: GENERAL DELIVERY; Grades: PK – 12)