aerial view of Craig from the south
|Incorporated||1922 (2nd-class city)|
|Incorporated||1973 (1st-class city)|
|• Total||24.3 km2 (9.4 sq mi)|
|• Land||17.3 km2 (6.7 sq mi)|
|• Water||7 km2 (2.7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||7 m (23 ft)|
|• Density||49/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-8 (AKDT)|
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]
- "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.
- "Craig city, Alaska". Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2013.