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Edna Bay, Alaska
Second-class city
Edna Bay
Edna Bay
Location of Edna Bay, Alaska
Location of Edna Bay, Alaska
Country United States
State Alaska
Incorporated October 13, 2014
 • Total 58.8 sq mi (152.3 km2)
 • Land 56 sq mi (145 km2)
 • Water 2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 49
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-20970
GNIS feature ID 1421658

Edna Bay is a city on Kosciusko Island in the Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. The community was officially incorporated on October 13, 2014 and has a current population of 49.

Edna Bay is one of only two populated towns on Kosciusko Island, the other being Cape Pole, and has both year-round and seasonal residents. Year-round residents are either retired or work primarily in the fishing and logging industries. Some permanent residents also work seasonally off-island in various industries. Due to the very remote location of Edna Bay and the subsequent difficulty and expense of traveling between Edna Bay and larger Southeast Alaska communities, subsistence hunting, fishing, and gathering comprise a large portion of the livelihood activities for residents of Edna Bay.


Edna Bay is located at 55°58′43″N 133°40′35″W / 55.97861°N 133.67639°W / 55.97861; -133.67639 (55.978539, -133.676356).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Edna Bay has a total area of 58.8 square miles (152 km2), of which, 56.0 square miles (145 km2) of it is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) of it (4.80%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 49
Est. 2015 44
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 49 people, 19 households, and 14 families residing in the city. The population density was 0.9 people per square mile (0.3/km²). There were 40 housing units at an average density of 0.7/sq mi (0.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.92% White, and 4.08% from two or more races.

There were 19 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, and 26.3% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.14.

Edna Bay AK General Store and Post Office
Edna Bay Alaska general store and post office, summer 2006

In the city the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 18.4% from 25 to 44, 40.8% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 157.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 133.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $44,583, and the median income for a family was $49,063. Males had a median income of $40,625 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the city was $58,967. There were 15.4% of families and 23.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 29.4% of under eighteens and 50.0% of those over 64.

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