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Lakes,

Waterton Lakes National Park

[waw-ter-tuhn, wot-er-]

Mountain recreational area, western Canada. Located in southwestern Alberta, it became a national park in 1895. It covers 203 sq mi (525 sq km). It adjoins the U.S. border and Glacier National Park in the U.S.; the two parks together compose the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, dedicated in 1932.

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Chain of lakes, east-central North America. Comprising Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario, it forms a natural boundary between the U.S. and Canada. The Great Lakes cover an area of about 94,850 sq mi (245,660 sq km) and constitute the largest freshwater surface in the world. Connected to form a single waterway that discharges down the St. Lawrence River into the Atlantic Ocean, with the St. Lawrence Seaway they form a shipping lane more than 2,000 mi (3,200 km) long that carries oceangoing traffic as far west as Duluth, Minn. Large quantities of iron ore, coal, grain, and manufactured goods are moved between lake ports and shipped overseas. While commercial fishing was once a major industry on the lakes, pollution and other factors led to its collapse; recovery has been slow and partial. The lakes are used for many recreational activities, including boating and sailing.

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Group of narrow, glacial lakes, western New York state, U.S. They lie in north-to-south valleys between Syracuse and Geneseo. The region, which embraces more than 20 state parks, is noted for its scenery, has many resorts, and produces fruits (especially grapes) and vegetables. Seneca Lake, the largest in the group, is 67 sq mi (174 sq km).

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Lakes is a census-designated place (CDP) in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. It is part of the Anchorage, Alaska Metropolitan Statistical Area. At the 2000 census the population was 6,706.

Geography

Lakes is located at (61.607440, -149.304056).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 15.4 square miles (39.8 km²), of which, 13.6 square miles (35.4 km²) of it is land and 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²) of it (11.25%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,706 people, 2,217 households, and 1,775 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 491.3 people per square mile (189.7/km²). There were 2,329 housing units at an average density of 170.6/sq mi (65.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.49% White, 0.60% Black or African American, 4.58% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 4.16% from two or more races. 1.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,217 households out of which 46.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.9% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 33.1% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 4.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $63,250, and the median income for a family was $68,893. Males had a median income of $50,378 versus $30,675 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,485. About 3.8% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

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