2nd Class City
in the Kodiak Island Borough
- Current Population
- Population Comment
- 2013 Department of Labor Estimate
- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (AH-key-ock); includes Kaguyak (kuh-GUY-uck)
- Community's Judicial District
- Recording District
Geography and Climate
- Akhiok is located at the southern end of Kodiak Island at Alitak Bay. It lies 80 miles southwest of the City of Kodiak and 340 miles southwest of Anchorage.
- The climate of the Kodiak Islands is dominated by a strong marine influence. There is little or no freezing weather, moderate precipitation, and frequent cloud cover and fog. Severe storms are common from December through February. Annual precipitation is 35 inches. Temperatures remain within a narrow range, from 25 to 54 °F.
- Community Map Available
- Map URL
- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
History and Culture
- The original village of Kashukugniut was occupied by Russians in the early 19th century. The community was originally a sea otter hunting settlement, located at Humpy Cove. The name Akhiok was reported in the 1880 Census. In 1881, residents relocated to the present site at Alitak Bay. The community's Russian Orthodox church, Protection of the Theotokos Chapel, was built around 1900 at the site of an earlier structure. A post office was established in 1933. Residents of nearby Kaguyak relocated to Akhiok after the 1964 earthquake and tsunami destroyed their village. The city was incorporated in 1972.
- Akhiok is an Alutiiq village dependent upon fishing and subsistence activities.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
- Name of Federally Recognized Tribe
- Native Village of Akhiok
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- Municipal Facilities & Utilities
- Piped Water, Piped Sewer, Electric, Refuse Collection, Landfill, Health Clinic, Dock, Fuel Sales, Library, Airport, Post Office, State Funded Public Safety Officer (VPSO)
- The city is accessible only by air and water. Island Air Service offers regular pasenger service. In addition, regular and charter flights are available from the City of Kodiak. There is a state-owned gravel runway 3,120' long by 50' wide and a seaplane base, owned by Columbia Ward Fisheries, at Moser Bay. Barge services are sporadic. A breakwater and boat launch are available.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
- Road Connection
- Community's Senate District
- Community's House District