Kasaan, Alaska

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Kasaan (pronounced /kəˈsæn/) is a city in the Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. The population was 39 at the 2000 census.



Kasaan is one of the main historical communities of the Kaigani Haida. It was established as a city in 1976.[1]


Kasaan is located at 55°32′30″N 132°24′7″W / 55.54167°N 132.40194°W / 55.54167; -132.40194 (55.541748, -132.401821)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16.2 km²), of which, 5.3 square miles (13.8 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²) of it (14.58%) is water.

Kasaan means "pretty town" in the Tlingit language.[citation needed]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 39 people, 17 households, and 12 families residing in the city. The population density was 7.3 people per square mile (2.8/km²). There were 39 housing units at an average density of 7.3/sq mi (2.8/km²). The racial makeup was 20 White residents, 15 Native American, and 4 from two or more races; 1 resident was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 17 households out of which 3 had children under the age of 18 living with them, 11 were married couples living together, 1 had a female householder with no husband present, and 5 were non-families. 4 households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.75.

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