Excursion Inlet, Alaska

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Excursion Inlet is a census-designated place (CDP) in Haines Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. The population was 10 at the 2000 census.



Excursion Inlet is located at 58°24′41″N 135°24′31″W / 58.41139°N 135.40861°W / 58.41139; -135.40861 (58.411303, -135.408740)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 56.9 square miles (147.4 km²), of which, 56.8 square miles (147.0 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.26%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10 people, 8 households, and 2 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 0.2 people per square mile (0.1/km²). There were 85 housing units at an average density of 1.5/sq mi (0.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 100.00% White.

There were 8 households out of which none had children under the age of 18 living with them, 25.0% were married couples living together, and 75.0% were non-families. 75.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.25 and the average family size was 2.00.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.0% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 50.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 60 years. For every 100 females there were 400.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 400.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $16,250, and the median income for a family was $10,000. Males had a median income of $38,750 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,188. Below the poverty line were 25.0% of the population, 50.0% of families, none of those under 18 and 40.0% of those over 64.


Excursion Inlet was originally an Alaska Native village. During World War II it was used as a prisoner-of-war camp, and a strategic base for the Aleutian Campaign. Excursion Inlet has had a fishing cannery since 1891. The current plant, constructed in 1918, still functions to this day. It mostly processes pink and chum salmon, as well as salmon roe, salmon caviar, halibut and sablefish. It is located near the mouth of the inlet, about 40 miles west of Juneau. Its seasons run from late June to mid-September. Excursion Inlet Cannery is one of the largest fish canneries in the world and was acquired by Ocean Beauty Seafoods in 2003.

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