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Perryville (Alutiiq: Perry-q ) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States. The population was 88 at the 2020 census, down from 113 in 2010.

History

Mount Katmai erupted on June 6, 1912, permanently displacing many local native people. One month after the eruption, 78 of the Katmai refugees boarded the U.S. revenue cutter Manning to return to the Alaska Peninsula and establish a new village. After a failed first village site selection, the natives were relocated yet again to a spot southwest of Mt. Katmai. The new settlement was named "Perry", and later became known as "Perryville", for K.W. Perry, captain of the Manning .

On July 29, 2021 a M8.2 Earthquake struck 104 km SE of Perryville.

Geography

Perryville is located in southwestern Lake and Peninsula Borough at . It sits on the south shore of the Alaska Peninsula at the mouth of the Kametolook River and faces the Chiachi Islands about out in the Pacific Ocean.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Perryville CDP has a total area of , of which , or 0.18%, are water.

Demographics

Perryville first appeared on the 1920 U.S. Census as an unincorporated village (also listed under the alternative name of Chignik Post Office). It reported in every successive census except for 1950, when it did not appear. It was made a census-designated place (CDP) in 1980.

As of the census of 2000, there were 107 people, 33 households, and 23 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 11.6 people per square mile (4.5/km2 ). There were 45 housing units at an average density of 4.9/sq  mi (1.9/km2 ). The racial makeup of the CDP was 1.87% White, 97.20% Native American, and 0.93% from two or more races.

There were 33 households, out of which 51.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 18.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.24 and the average family size was 4.04.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 39.3% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 3.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females, there were 118.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there

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