Seward, Alaska

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Seward, Alaska

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Seward Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Seward Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Seward Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Seward Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Seward, Alaska

Comparing Seward 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 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Racial Diversity 7 7
Age of the Population 5 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 2
Senior Citizens 1 8
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 1
Portion of People Married 2 3


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

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 8
Housing Recently Built 8 1
People Living Alone 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5
Affordability of Rents 2 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 5 8
Low Property Crime 2 4

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Seward Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 75 miles S of Anchorage, Alaska
County Kenai Peninsula
Standard Zip Codes 99664
Phone Area Codes 907
Time Zone Alaska (-9 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 60.104
Longitude -149.442

Seward Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SEWARD
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 31 F
Apr Temp 32 to 45 F
Jul Temp 50 to 62 F
Oct Temp 35 to 45 F
Annual Precip 71.8 inches
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 26 F
Apr Temp 28 to 44 F
Jul Temp 48 to 65 F
Oct Temp 31 to 41 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
Distance 31.8 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 23 F
Apr Temp 24 to 46 F
Jul Temp 44 to 68 F
Oct Temp 24 to 42 F
Annual Precip 21.7 inches
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Seward Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,830 100%
Male 1,699 60%
Female 1,131 40%
Under 18 620 21.9%
18+ 2,210 78.1%
65+ 211 7.5%
Median Age 37.1
Average Family Size 3.04
White 2,041 72.1%
African-American 69 2.4%
Asian 52 1.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 472 16.7%
Other 25 0.9%
Mixed Race 166 5.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 68 2.4%

Estimated Seward Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,016
Growth 186
Growth % 6.6%

Seward 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) 26.8%
German 14.4%
Irish 9.2%
English 6.9%
US/American 5.8%
Norwegian 4.9%
Scotch-Irish 3.3%
Swedish 3.1%
Italian 2.5%
European 2.2%
Dutch 2.2%
Polish 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Scottish 1.8%
Russian 1.5%
Greek 1.4%
French Canadian 1.1%
Danish 1.1%
Welsh 0.8%
British 0.8%
Croatian 0.8%
Canadian 0.7%
Slovak 0.7%
Hungarian 0.6%
Finnish 0.5%
Portuguese 0.5%
Latvian 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
African 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Icelander 0.2%
Syrian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Seward Public Libraries

Seward Community Library
Seward, Alaska
(907) 224-3646
Library Web Site

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Starbucks in Seward

(As of 2005)
1907 Seward Hwy
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Seward High Schools (2004)

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BOX 1049
Serves 277 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

P.O. BOX 2387
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 38 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.5

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