History, Culture and Demographics
Gold was discovered on July 24, 1914, on Livengood Creek by N.R. Hudson and Jay Livengood.
The village was founded near their claim as a mining camp during the winter of 1914-15, when hundreds of people came into the district.
A post office was established in 1915 and was discontinued in 1957.
The population of the community consists of 13.8% Alaska Native or part Native.
A large number of the 31 homes in Livengood are seasonally-occupied.
During the 2000 U.S. Census, total housing units numbered 31, and vacant housing units numbered 18.
Vacant housing units used only seasonally numbered 18. U.S. Census data for Year 2000 showed 2 residents as employed.
The unemployment rate at that time was 0 percent, although 84.62 percent of all adults were not in the work force.
The median household income was $26,250, per capita income was $21,215, and 15.38 percent of residents were living below the poverty level.