Craig, Alaska

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Craig
City
aerial view of Craig from the south
aerial view of Craig from the south
Craig is located in Alaska
Craig
Craig
Location in Alaska
Coordinates: 55°28′35″N 133°08′54″W / 55.47639°N 133.14833°W / 55.47639; -133.14833Coordinates: 55°28′35″N 133°08′54″W / 55.47639°N 133.14833°W / 55.47639; -133.14833
Country United States
State Alaska
BoroughUnorganized
Settled1907[1]
Incorporated1922 (2nd-class city)
Incorporated1973 (1st-class city)
Government
 • TypeMayor-council
Area
 • Total24.3 km2 (9.4 sq mi)
 • Land17.3 km2 (6.7 sq mi)
 • Water7 km2 (2.7 sq mi)
Elevation
7 m (23 ft)
Population
 • Total1,201
 • Density49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
99921
Area code907
FIPS code02-17740[2]
Websitewww.CraigAK.com

Craig is a city in Alaska, United States. Craig is the largest town on Prince of Wales Island.

Commercial fishing brings much of the income in Craig. There are two harbors in the center of town. Tourism provides jobs and income to the community. Lodges are available to guests who visit the island for the salmon fishing as well as black bear and deer hunting. Another main employer in Craig is the U.S. Forest Service.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Community Profiles For North Pacific Fisheries - Alaska/South East Alaska/Craig" (PDF). Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Commerce.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Craig city, Alaska". Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2013.