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Newtok, Alaska

Summary
Newtok (Niugtaq) is a small village on the Ningliq River in the Bethel Census Area, Alaska, United States. At the 2010 census, the population was 354, up from 321 in 2000. Climate change is forcing the primarily Central Yup'ik Alaska Native village to consider relocation. Mertarvik is the destination of those leaving the village. Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of , of which, of it is land and of it (7.21%) is water. Demographics Newtok first appeared on the 1950 U.S. Census as "Keyaluvik", an unincorporated native village. This was also the name of the earlier settlement just to the west, which became known as "Old Keyaluvik." In 1960, the name was changed to Newtok. Newtok formally incorporated in 1976, but disincorporated in 1997. It was then made a census-designated place (CDP), effective with the 2000 census. As of the census of 2000, there were 321 people, 63 households, and 51 families residing in the CDP
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