Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska

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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 was 14,070. The borough seat is Ketchikan.



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. In 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:[1]

Adjacent boroughs and census areas

Also shares border with British Columbia, Canada.

National protected areas


As of the census[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 [1].

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