Kake, Alaska

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Kake is a town in Petersburg Census Area, Alaska, United States. The population was 710 at the 2000 census. The name (pronounced just like English cake) comes from the Tlingit word K̲éix̲'.



Kake is located at 56°58′15″N 133°56′2″W / 56.97083°N 133.93389°W / 56.97083; -133.93389 (56.970841, -133.933751).[1]

Kake is located on the northwest coast of Kupreanof Island in the Alexander Archipelago in southeastern Alaska.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.2 square miles (36.7 km²), of which, 8.2 square miles (21.1 km²) of it is land and 6.0 square miles (15.5 km²) of it is water. The total area is 42.37% water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 710 people, 246 households, and 171 families residing in the town. The population density was 87.0 people per square mile (33.6/km²). There were 288 housing units at an average density of 35.3/sq mi (13.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 24.08% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 66.76% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.56% from other races, and 8.03% from two or more races. 1.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 246 households out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.49.

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