Kake, Alaska

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Kake, Alaska

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

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Comparative Profile of Kake, Alaska

Comparing Kake 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 4
Racial Diversity 2 4
Age of the Population 2 6
Senior Citizens 1 8
Female Share of the Population 1 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 6
Portion of People Married 5 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 5 5
College Educated Adults 4 4
People Above Poverty 4 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 3
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 8 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3


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

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Kake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 634 miles SE of Anchorage, Alaska
County Wrangell-Petersburg
P.O. Box Zip Codes 99830
Phone Area Codes 907
Time Zone Alaska (-9 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 56.97
Longitude -133.94

Kake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 39.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 50 F
Jul Temp 48 to 64 F
Oct Temp 38 to 48 F
Annual Precip 109.9 inches
Distance 48.7 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 37 F
Apr Temp 35 to 47 F
Jul Temp 49 to 62 F
Oct Temp 40 to 50 F
Annual Precip 225.5 inches
Distance 56.7 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 38 F
Apr Temp 36 to 48 F
Jul Temp 49 to 64 F
Oct Temp 41 to 50 F
Annual Precip 159.5 inches
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Kake Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 710 100%
Male 377 53.1%
Female 333 46.9%
Under 18 240 33.8%
18+ 470 66.2%
65+ 50 7%
Median Age 32.2
Average Family Size 3.49
White 171 24.1%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 474 66.8%
Other 4 0.6%
Mixed Race 57 8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.5%

Estimated Kake Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 667
Growth -43
Growth % -6.1%

Kake 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) 78%
Irish 5%
German 3.1%
Scotch-Irish 2.8%
European 2.3%
US/American 2.3%
Norwegian 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
English 1%
Welsh 0.6%
Portuguese 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
British 0.5%
Finnish 0.5%
Canadian 0.3%
Dutch 0.2%
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Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Kake 710 $42,857
Sitka 8,835 $62,361
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Kake High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 65 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

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