Dillingham, Alaska

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Dillingham, Alaska
Aerial view of Dillingham
Aerial view of Dillingham
Location of Dillingham, Alaska
Location of Dillingham, Alaska
Coordinates: 59°02′48″N 158°30′31″W / 59.04667°N 158.50861°W / 59.04667; -158.50861Coordinates: 59°02′48″N 158°30′31″W / 59.04667°N 158.50861°W / 59.04667; -158.50861
CountryUnited States
Census AreaDillingham
IncorporatedJuly 12, 1963[1]
 • MayorAlice Ruby[2]
 • State senatorLyman Hoffman (D)
 • State rep.Bryce Edgmon (D)
 • Total36.35 sq mi (94.14 km2)
 • Land33.57 sq mi (86.95 km2)
 • Water2.78 sq mi (7.20 km2)
95 ft (29 m)
 • Total2,329
 • Estimate 
 • Density65.04/sq mi (25.11/km2)
Time zoneUTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
Area code907
FIPS code02-18950
GNIS feature ID1401203

Dillingham is a city in Alaska. It is in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska. Dillingham is on Nushagak Bay. Dillingham has no roads from the Alaska Highway. The only way to reach Dillingham is by plane or sea.

Dillingham was once known as the Pacific salmon capital of the world. Commercial fishing is an important part of the local economy.

Dillingham is the headquarters for nearby Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge is home to walruses, seals, terrestrial mammals, migratory birds and fish. It includes one of the largest wild herring fisheries in the world.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Bristol Bay Campus (BBC) is in Dillingham.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1996 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League/Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. January 1996. p. 47.
  2. 2015 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League. 2015. p. 52.
  3. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 22, 2017.