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Hoonah-Angoon Census Area
Inland Passage to Dicks Arm, view from Cape Spencer Light
Inland Passage to Dicks Arm, view from Cape Spencer Light
Map of Alaska highlighting Hoonah-Angoon Census Area
Location within the U.S. state of Alaska
Map of the United States highlighting Alaska
Alaska's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Alaska
Established 2007
Named for Hoonah and Angoon
Largest city Hoonah
 • Total 10,914 sq mi (28,270 km2)
 • Land 7,525 sq mi (19,490 km2)
 • Water 3,389 sq mi (8,780 km2)  31.1%%
 • Total 2,365
 • Density 0.21669/sq mi (0.083666/km2)
Time zone UTC−9 (Alaska)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−8 (ADT)
Congressional district At-large

Hoonah–Angoon Census Area is a census area located in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2020 census, the population was 2,365, up from 2,150 in 2010. It is part of the unorganized borough and therefore has no borough seat. Its largest community is the city of Hoonah.


Map of Alaska highlighting Skagway-Yakutat-Angoon Census Area
Boundaries of the former Skagway-Yakutat-Angoon Census Area.

The census area was significantly larger in the 1990 census, at which time it was the Skagway-Yakutat-Angoon Census Area. After Yakutat was incorporated as a unified city-borough on September 22, 1992, it was renamed Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area; When Skagway followed suit on June 20, 2007, the census area assumed its current name.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the census area has a total area of 10,914 square miles (28,270 km2), of which 7,525 square miles (19,490 km2) is land and 3,389 square miles (8,780 km2) (31.1%) is water. A map showing its current boundaries is shown here:

Adjacent boroughs and census areas

National protected areas


Map of Alaska highlighting Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area
Map of the former Skagway–Hoonah–Angoon Census Area
Note: Demographic data below is for the former "Skagway–Hoonah–Angoon" Census Area, which still includes Skagway Borough.
Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 2,150
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,436 people, 1,369 households, and 866 families residing in the census area. The population density was 0.30 people per square mile (0.12/km2). There are 2,108 housing units. The racial makeup of the census area was 58.15% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 35.01% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.96% from other races, and 5.21% from two or more races. 2.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 3.95% reported speaking Tlingit at home, while 1.83% speak Spanish [1].

There were 1,369 households, out of which 30.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.30% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.70% were non-families. 30.10% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the census area, the population was spread out, with 26.80% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 29.50% from 25 to 44, 29.30% from 45 to 64, and 7.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 116.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.70 males.



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Other unincorporated places

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