Unalaska, Alaska

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Unalaska, Alaska

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Unalaska Well-Paid Single Men
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Unalaska Short Commute Times
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Unalaska Racial Diversity
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Unalaska Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Unalaska Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Unalaska Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Unalaska, Alaska

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 2
Portion of People Married 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 5 5
People Above Poverty 5 6
College Educated Adults 4 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 4
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Working at Home 2 2
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 6
People Living Alone 8 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Affordability of Rents 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 6 9
Low Violent Crime 4 6

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Unalaska Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 795 miles SW of Anchorage, Alaska
County Aleutians West
P.O. Box Zip Codes 99547, 99685, 99692
Phone Area Codes 907
Time Zone Alaska (-9 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 53.873
Longitude -166.536

Unalaska Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 37 F
Apr Temp 30 to 41 F
Jul Temp 45 to 57 F
Oct Temp 36 to 48 F
Annual Precip 57.3 inches
Distance 178.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 33 F
Apr Temp 29 to 38 F
Jul Temp 46 to 55 F
Oct Temp 35 to 45 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches
Distance 376.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 28 F
Apr Temp 28 to 39 F
Jul Temp 47 to 58 F
Oct Temp 33 to 43 F
Annual Precip 18.2 inches
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Unalaska Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,283 100%
Male 2,830 66.1%
Female 1,453 33.9%
Under 18 624 14.6%
18+ 3,659 85.4%
65+ 70 1.6%
Median Age 36.5
Average Family Size 3.27
White 1,893 44.2%
African-American 157 3.7%
Asian 1,312 30.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 330 7.7%
Other 399 9.3%
Mixed Race 168 3.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 551 12.9%

Estimated Unalaska Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,347
Growth 64
Growth % 1.5%

Unalaska 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) 58.4%
English 5.9%
German 5.7%
US/American 5.1%
Irish 4.7%
Scandinavian 2.6%
Scottish 2.5%
Norwegian 1.9%
Italian 1.6%
French Canadian 1.5%
Somalian 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Welsh 1%
Swedish 0.9%
Polish 0.6%
Czech 0.4%
British 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Dutch 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Basque 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
European 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Unalaska, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Dutch Harbor (99692)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Unalaska Public Libraries

Unalaska Public Library
Unalaska, Alaska
(907) 581-5060
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Unalaska High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 226 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

Unalaska Colleges

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