population 99, on E coast Alaska Peninsula at head of Anchorage Bay, Aleutian Range
Aleut village probably established as a fishing village and cannery named for Chignik Bay. The 1890 Census lists it as "Chignik Bay" with a population of 193. Its population was 224 in 1939 and 253 in 1950. The Chignik post office was established in 1901.