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Overview

Introduction to Kodiak, Alaska

Kodiak, Alaska, in Kodiak Island county, is 250 miles S of Anchorage, Alaska.

Kodiak History

Native Americans have lived in present-day Kodiak for about 7,000 years. The word 'Kadiak' in their language means an island. The Russians first discovered the island in 1763. Captian Cook of Britain visited the area in 1778. Alexander Baranov, a fur trapper, built a warehouse and a settlement where the city of Kodiak now stands. In 1784, Shelikov founded a Russian settlement at Three Saints Bay. His objective was to continue the sea otter hunting industry and restrict British fur trade. It was named Pavlov Harbour. The U.S. constructed a navy base in Kodiak in 1938. In 1941, Kodiak was incorporated.

Kodiak and nearby Attractions

  • Kodiak City - Museum
  • Alutiiq Museum
  • Baranov Museum
  • Fort Abercombie State Historic Site
  • Shuyak State Park

Things To Do In Kodiak

The city of Kodiak has many parks. One can visit Pasagshak State Recreation Site which provides camping, fishing, and picnic facilities. Book lovers will enjoy the A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library. There are a number of reservoirs including Lower Reservoir and Lake Bettinger Lower Reservoir. One can also visit the Evangelical Museum.

Kodiak Transportation

The Kodiak Airport is nearby.

Kodiak Higher Education

The University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Peninsula College, Whatcom Community College, and Evergreen State College offer opportunities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,272
Male Share of the Population52.6%
Female Share of the Population47.4%
Senior Citizens10.6%
Employed Population 16+3,528
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married44.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,512
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,147
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,911

Wealth

Median Family Income$74,554
% Above Poverty Level89.4%
% Below Poverty Level10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time10 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work13.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.3%
Median Gross Rent$939
Median House Value$234,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)64.2%
Irish7.9%
German6.1%
English3.8%
Norwegian3%
Scottish2.5%
Swedish2.5%
Russian1.7%
Welsh1.2%
Italian1.2%
Greek0.9%
French Except Basque0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Polish0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Arab0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Kodiak Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kodiak Island Borough
Standard Zip Codes99615
P.O. Box Zip Codes99619, 99697
Phone Area Codes907
Time ZoneAmerica/Anchorage
Approximate Latitude57.79
Approximate Longitude-152.4

Kodiak Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationKODIAK AP
Distance4.4 miles
Jan Temp25 to 35 F
Apr Temp32 to 43 F
Jul Temp49 to 60 F
Oct Temp34 to 46 F
Annual Precip75.3 inches
StationOUZINKIE
Distance10.5 miles
Jan Temp25 to 34 F
Apr Temp30 to 41 F
Jul Temp46 to 58 F
Oct Temp34 to 45 F
Annual Precip78.5 inches
StationHOMER 8 NW
Distance138.4 miles
Jan Temp16 to 26 F
Apr Temp27 to 39 F
Jul Temp45 to 59 F
Oct Temp29 to 39 F
Annual Precip28.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ouzinkie189$67,500
Port Lions240$81,667

Kodiak Public Libraries

Kodiak Public Library
612 EGAN WAY
Kodiak, Alaska
(907) 486-8686

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Kodiak Hospitals

Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1915 Rezanof Drive
(907) 486-3281

Kodiak Public Schools

Kodiak Middle School
1017 Rezanof East
ZIP: 99615
Middle
Total Enrollment 474
East Elementary
200 Benny Benson Drive
ZIP: 99615
Primary
Total Enrollment 277
Akteach
722 Mill Bay Road
ZIP: 99615
Other
Total Enrollment 101
North Star Elementary
961 Mallard
ZIP: 99615
Primary
Total Enrollment 211
Danger Bay School
722 Mill Bay Road
ZIP: 99615
Main Elementary
128 Powell Avenue
ZIP: 99615
Primary
Total Enrollment 253
Peterson Elementary
Avenue G Bldg 550
ZIP: 99615
Primary
Total Enrollment 283
Kodiak High School
917 Rezanof East
ZIP: 99615
High
Total Enrollment 725

Kodiak Private Schools

St Mary's School
2932 Mill Bay Rd
ZIP: 99615
Elementary
Total Enrollment 84
Kodiak Christian School
3300 E Rezanof Dr
ZIP: 99615
Elementary
Total Enrollment 82
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