Galena, Alaska

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Galena, Alaska

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Galena Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 2% trophy Galena Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Galena Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 7% Galena People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Galena College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Galena Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Galena, Alaska

Comparing Galena 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 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 4
Racial Diversity 5 6
Age of the Population 1 4
Female Share of the Population 1 3
Senior Citizens 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 5
Portion of People Married 4 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
People Above Poverty 6 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 7
Working at Home 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 3
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
People Living Alone 4 7
Affordability of Rents 2 4

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Galena Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 358 miles NW of Anchorage, Alaska
County Yukon-Koyukuk
P.O. Box Zip Codes 99741
Phone Area Codes 907
Time Zone Alaska (-9 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 65.96
Longitude -154.34

Galena Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 84.4 miles
Jan Temp -17 to -3 F
Apr Temp 15 to 38 F
Jul Temp 51 to 72 F
Oct Temp 16 to 29 F
Annual Precip 12.3 inches
Distance 113.1 miles
Jan Temp -16 to -1 F
Apr Temp 14 to 34 F
Jul Temp 52 to 69 F
Oct Temp 17 to 29 F
Annual Precip 13 inches
Distance 192.4 miles
Jan Temp -27 to -5 F
Apr Temp -0 to 30 F
Jul Temp 42 to 68 F
Oct Temp 5 to 23 F
Annual Precip 9.2 inches
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Galena Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 675 100%
Male 370 54.8%
Female 305 45.2%
Under 18 253 37.5%
18+ 422 62.5%
65+ 28 4.1%
Median Age 28.5
Average Family Size 3.44
White 204 30.2%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 7 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 428 63.4%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 30 4.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 1.9%

Estimated Galena Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 641
Growth -34
Growth % -5%

Galena 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) 67.6%
German 6.3%
US/American 3.7%
Northern European 2.4%
Irish 2.4%
Polish 2.4%
Scottish 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Dutch 1.8%
Swedish 1.8%
Norwegian 1.8%
English 1.4%
British 1.1%
Czech 0.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Latvian 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
European 0.2%
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Galena Public Libraries

Charles Evans Community/school Library
Galena, Alaska
(907) 656-1883

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Galena High Schools (2004)

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A Magnet School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 82 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.1

Serves 67 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.4

Galena Colleges

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