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Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska
Map
Map of Alaska highlighting Ketchikan Gateway Borough
Location in the state of Alaska
Map of the USA highlighting Alaska
Alaska's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded September 6, 1963
Seat Ketchikan
Largest City Ketchikan
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

6,654 sq mi (17,234 km²)
4,858 sq mi (12,582 km²)
1,795 sq mi (4,649 km²), 27.0%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

13,709
2.8/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Alaska: UTC-9/-8
Website: www.kgbak.us

Ketchikan Gateway Borough is a borough located in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,477. The borough seat is Ketchikan.

Ketchikan Gateway Borough comprises the Ketchikan, AK Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

The borough has a total area of 6,654 square miles (17,230 km2), of which 4,858 square miles (12,580 km2) is land and 1,795 square miles (4,650 km2) (27.0%) is water. On May 19, 2008 a large part of the former Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area was annexed, including the remainder of Misty Fjords National Monument that was not already in the borough, making the current figures much larger than these. A map of the current area can be seen here:

Adjacent boroughs and census areas

National protected areas

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 10,070
1970 10,041 −0.3%
1980 11,316 12.7%
1990 13,828 22.2%
2000 14,070 1.8%
2010 13,477 −4.2%
Est. 2015 13,709 1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

According to the 2010 census, there were 13,477 people, 5,305 households, and 3,369 families residing in the borough. The population density was 11 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 6,166 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 68.7% White, 0.7% Black or African American, 14.3% Native American, 7.1% Asian (5.8% Filipino, 0.3% Chinese, 0.2% Japanese), 0.2% Pacific Islander (0.1% Hawaiian), 0.7% from other races, and 8.3% from two or more races. 4.3% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 3.31% reported speaking Tagalog at home, while 1.65% speak Spanish [1].

The median income for a household in the city was $61,695 and the median income for a family was $45,417. Males had a median income of $35,139 versus $37,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,520. About 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line.

In 2000, there were 5,399 households out of which 36.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.50% were married couples living together, 11.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.70% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the borough the population was spread out with 28.20% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 31.40% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 7.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 104.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.30 males.

Communities

Ketchikan City Hall, Alaska
Headquarters of Ketchikan's city government (right) and former headquarters of the borough government (left)

Cities

Unincorporated


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