Whittier, Alaska

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Whittier is a city in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area, in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2000 census, the population was 182. The city is also a port for the Alaska Marine Highway.



Whittier is located at 60°46′27″N 148°40′40″W / 60.77417°N 148.67778°W / 60.77417; -148.67778 (60.774174, -148.677649)[1], near the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel.

Whittier is on the northeast shore of the Kenai Peninsula, at the head of Passage Canal, on the west side of Prince William Sound. Whittier is 120 km (75 miles) southeast of Anchorage.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.7 square miles (51.0 km²), of which, 12.5 square miles (32.5 km²) of it is land and 7.2 square miles (18.5 km²) of it (36.36%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 182 people, 86 households, and 46 families residing in the city. The population density was 14.5 people per square mile (5.6/km²). There were 213 housing units at an average density of 17.0/sq mi (6.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.12% White, 7.14% Asian, 5.49% Native American, and 8.24% from two or more races. Two people (1.10% of the population) are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were no measurable populations of African Americans, Pacific Islanders, or people from other races though on a summer visit, it is possible to meet people of diverse backgrounds living in the single residence in the city.

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