Whittier, Alaska

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Whittier Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 50 miles SE of Anchorage, Alaska
County Valdez-Cordova
P.O. Box Zip Codes 99693
Phone Area Codes 907
Time Zone Alaska (-9 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 60.78
Longitude -148.62

Whittier Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 31 F
Apr Temp 34 to 44 F
Jul Temp 51 to 63 F
Oct Temp 35 to 43 F
Annual Precip 185.2 inches
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 27 F
Apr Temp 27 to 44 F
Jul Temp 48 to 66 F
Oct Temp 29 to 42 F
Annual Precip 64.5 inches
Station MAIN BAY
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 30 F
Apr Temp 29 to 44 F
Jul Temp 49 to 62 F
Oct Temp 33 to 44 F
Annual Precip 149.9 inches
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Whittier Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 182 100%
Male 96 52.7%
Female 86 47.3%
Under 18 40 22%
18+ 142 78%
65+ 12 6.6%
Median Age 39.3
Average Family Size 2.8
White 144 79.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 13 7.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 5.5%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 15 8.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 1.1%

Estimated Whittier Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 172
Growth -10
Growth % -5.5%

Whittier 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) 33.5%
Norwegian 15.9%
German 14.6%
Irish 11%
Dutch 4.9%
French (except Basque) 4.3%
English 3.7%
Scottish 2.4%
Welsh 1.8%
Portuguese 1.8%
Russian 1.8%
US/American 1.2%
Polish 1.2%
Swedish 1.2%
Italian 0.6%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Girdwood (99693)

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

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Whittier High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 44 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

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