Craig, Alaska

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Craig, Alaska

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High Points

Craig strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alaska):

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Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Craig Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Craig Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Craig Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Craig, Alaska

Comparing Craig to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alaska (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 8
Well-Paid Single Men 10 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 5
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Racial Diversity 6 6
Age of the Population 2 7
Female Share of the Population 1 3
Senior Citizens 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 3
Portion of People Married 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 6
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
College Educated Adults 8 7
People Above Poverty 6 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Short Commute Times 8 1
Working at Home 7 5
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 4
People Living Alone 5 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Affordability of Rents 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 5 8
Low Violent Crime 1 1

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Craig Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 646 miles NW of Bellingham, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 714 miles NW of Seattle, Washington
P.O. Box Zip Codes 99921
Phone Area Codes 907
Time Zone Alaska (-9 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 55.47
Longitude -133.14

Craig Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 56.5 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 49 F
Jul Temp 51 to 64 F
Oct Temp 41 to 51 F
Annual Precip 137.4 inches
Distance 66 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 36 F
Apr Temp 36 to 50 F
Jul Temp 52 to 65 F
Oct Temp 41 to 50 F
Annual Precip 149.3 inches
Distance 68.5 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 40 F
Apr Temp 38 to 50 F
Jul Temp 52 to 64 F
Oct Temp 42 to 51 F
Annual Precip 100.8 inches
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Craig Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,397 100%
Male 761 54.5%
Female 636 45.5%
Under 18 445 31.9%
18+ 952 68.1%
65+ 64 4.6%
Median Age 33.8
Average Family Size 3.16
White 937 67.1%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 8 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 303 21.7%
Other 8 0.6%
Mixed Race 140 10%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 39 2.8%

Estimated Craig Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,217
Growth -180
Growth % -12.9%

Craig Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.5%
German 17.4%
Irish 11.2%
English 6.6%
US/American 6.1%
Norwegian 4%
Swedish 2.9%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Dutch 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Scottish 1.7%
Italian 1.7%
Polish 1.2%
Celtic 0.9%
Portuguese 0.8%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Danish 0.6%
Finnish 0.6%
British 0.6%
Swiss 0.6%
Belgian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Romanian 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Russian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Craig 1,397 $52,500
Klawock 854 $38,839

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Craig High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

BOX 800
Serves 589 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 155

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 111 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 24 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

Craig Colleges

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