Hoonah, Alaska

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Hoonah, Alaska

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Hoonah Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Hoonah Short Commute Times
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Hoonah Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 13% Hoonah Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 18% Hoonah Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Hoonah, Alaska

Comparing Hoonah 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 6
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Age of the Population 4 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Racial Diversity 3 5
Senior Citizens 1 8
Female Share of the Population 1 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 5
Portion of People Married 5 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 4
College Educated Adults 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
People Above Poverty 3 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 5
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 8 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 5
Housing Recently Built 8 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Affordability of Rents 4 9
People Living Alone 3 4

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Hoonah Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 538 miles SE of Anchorage, Alaska
County Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon
P.O. Box Zip Codes 99829
Phone Area Codes 907
Time Zone Alaska (-9 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 58.12
Longitude -135.65

Hoonah Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 48 F
Jul Temp 47 to 65 F
Oct Temp 37 to 47 F
Annual Precip 69.6 inches
Distance 37.5 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 45 F
Jul Temp 50 to 57 F
Oct Temp 40 to 47 F
Annual Precip 101 inches
Station AUKE BAY
Distance 40.7 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 31 F
Apr Temp 34 to 50 F
Jul Temp 50 to 66 F
Oct Temp 38 to 47 F
Annual Precip 64 inches
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Hoonah Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 860 100%
Male 456 53%
Female 404 47%
Under 18 251 29.2%
18+ 609 70.8%
65+ 65 7.6%
Median Age 35.6
Average Family Size 3.34
White 247 28.7%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 521 60.6%
Other 7 0.8%
Mixed Race 82 9.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 31 3.6%

Estimated Hoonah Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 751
Growth -109
Growth % -12.7%

Hoonah 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) 72.7%
Norwegian 4.8%
German 4.5%
Irish 3.6%
English 2.9%
Swedish 1.9%
British 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Scottish 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Scandinavian 1%
Italian 0.8%
US/American 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Finnish 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
European 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hoonah 860 $45,125
Pelican 163 $57,083

Hoonah Public Libraries

Esther Greenwald Library
Hoonah, Alaska
(907) 945-3611

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Hoonah High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 99 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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