Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska


Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska

Infobox U.S. County
county = Ketchikan Gateway Borough
state = Alaska


founded =
seat = Ketchikan | area_total_sq_mi =1754
area_water_sq_mi =521
area percentage = 29.69%
census yr = 2000
pop = 14070
density_km2 =4
web = www.borough.ketchikan.ak.us
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Ketchikan Gateway Borough is a borough located in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2000 census, the population is 14,070. The borough seat is Ketchikan.

Geography

The borough has a total area of 1,754 square miles (4,543 km²), of which, 1,233 square miles (3,194 km²) of it is land and 521 square miles (1,349 km²) of it (29.69%) is water.

Adjacent boroughs and census areas

* Prince of Wales - Outer Ketchikan Census Area, Alaska

National protected areas

* Misty Fjords National Monument (part)
* Tongass National Forest (part)

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 14,070 people, 5,399 households, and 3,633 families residing in the borough. The population density was 11 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 6,218 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 74.34% White, 0.50% Black or African American, 14.99% Native American, 4.29% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 5.29% from two or more races. 2.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 3.31% reported speaking Tagalog at home, while 1.65% speak Spanish [http://www.mla.org/map_data_results&state_id=2&county_id=130&mode=geographic&zip=&place_id=&cty_id=&ll=&a=&ea=&order=r] .

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.

Cities and towns

*Ketchikan
*Saxman
*Ward Cove

Since 2006, and various times in recent decades, the Borough has been attempting to annex convert|4701|sqmi|km2 of the surrounding area. This area's population is approximately 9 year round residents. Many locals believe that this annexation is motivated by timber receipt money associated with the federal lands the borough hopes to annex. It is a highly unpopular plan among people residing in the communities of Prince of Wales, Myers Chuck, Hyder, and Metlakatla because each of these communities would either face a larger tax burden or lose federal funding for schools and road projects.

See also

*Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District

References

External links

* [http://borough.ketchikan.ak.us Ketchikan Gateway Borough] official website
* [http://www.kgbsd.org Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District] official website
* [http://city.ketchikan.ak.us City of Ketchikan] official website
* [http://www.tongassconservation.org Conservation in Ketchikan]


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