Skagway, Alaska

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Skagway, Alaska

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High Points

Skagway 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 Skagway Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Skagway Short Commute Times
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Skagway Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Skagway People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Skagway Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Skagway Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Skagway Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 10% Skagway College Educated Adults
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Skagway Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Skagway, Alaska

Comparing Skagway 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
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 4
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Age of the Population 7 10
Racial Diversity 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1
Senior Citizens 1 9
Female Share of the Population 1 7


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 6
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 6
Working at Home 8 7


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 7 9
Low Property Crime 2 3

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Skagway Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 508 miles E of Anchorage, Alaska
County Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon
P.O. Box Zip Codes 99840
Phone Area Codes 907
Time Zone Alaska (-9 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 59.56
Longitude -135.32

Skagway Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SKAGWAY 2
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 27 F
Apr Temp 33 to 50 F
Jul Temp 50 to 68 F
Oct Temp 37 to 47 F
Annual Precip 26.2 inches
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 49 F
Jul Temp 51 to 66 F
Oct Temp 37 to 46 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
Station HAINES 40 NW
Distance 37.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 21 F
Apr Temp 26 to 45 F
Jul Temp 46 to 68 F
Oct Temp 30 to 42 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
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Skagway Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 862 100%
Male 450 52.2%
Female 412 47.8%
Under 18 177 20.5%
18+ 685 79.5%
65+ 73 8.5%
Median Age 39.2
Average Family Size 2.81
White 796 92.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 5 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 26 3%
Other 7 0.8%
Mixed Race 26 3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 2.1%

Estimated Skagway Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 828
Growth -34
Growth % -3.9%

Skagway 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
German 18.2%
Irish 15.4%
US/American 10.6%
English 10.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.9%
Norwegian 5.4%
French (except Basque) 4.6%
Swedish 3.7%
Scotch-Irish 3%
Italian 2.7%
Scottish 2.2%
Danish 1.9%
Welsh 1.9%
Dutch 1.5%
Polish 1.3%
Austrian 1.3%
Portuguese 1.2%
British 1%
Russian 1%
Scandinavian 0.9%
Swiss 0.6%
French Canadian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
German Russian 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
Serbian 0.3%
Luxemburger 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Skagway 862 $62,188
Haines 1,811 $51,316

Skagway Public Libraries

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Skagway, Alaska
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Skagway High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 110 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.4

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