Ketchikan, Alaska

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Ketchikan

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View from a cruise ship of the Newtown area of Ketchikan. In the foreground is the intersection of Schoenbar Rd. and Water Street.[1]
View from a cruise ship of the Newtown area of Ketchikan. In the foreground is the intersection of Schoenbar Rd. and Water Street.[1]
Nickname(s): 
Salmon Capital of the World, Rain Capital of Alaska, Alaska's First City
Ketchikan is located in Alaska
Ketchikan
Ketchikan
Location in Alaska
Coordinates: 55°21′00″N 131°40′24″W / 55.35000°N 131.67333°W / 55.35000; -131.67333Coordinates: 55°21′00″N 131°40′24″W / 55.35000°N 131.67333°W / 55.35000; -131.67333
Country United States
State Alaska
BoroughKetchikan Gateway
IncorporatedAugust 25, 1900[2]
Government
 • MayorLew Williams III[3]
 • Governing bodyCity Council
 • State senatorBert Stedman (R)
 • State rep.Dan Ortiz (I)
Area
 • Total5.90 sq mi (15.27 km2)
 • Land4.35 sq mi (11.27 km2)
 • Water1.54 sq mi (4.00 km2)
Elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Population
 • Total8,050
 • Estimate 
(2016)
8,208
 • Density1,391.89/sq mi (537.40/km2)
 • City and Borough
13,477
 • City and Borough Estimate (2014)
13,787
Time zoneUTC-9 (AKST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP codes
99901, 99950[5]
Area code907
FIPS code02-38970
GNIS feature ID1423039, 2419408
Websitewww.city.ketchikan.ak.us

Ketchikan is a city in Alaska, United States. Ketchikan is on Revillagigedo Island.

References[change | change source]

  1. Emanuel, Richard P. (2002). "Economic Development of Alaska Territory". Alaska Geographic (Anchorage: The Alaska Geographic Society) 29 (3): 42. 
  2. 1996 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League/Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. January 1996. p. 78.
  3. 2015 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League. 2015. p. 84.
  4. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 22, 2017.
  5. "ZIP Codes by City". United States Postal Service. Retrieved 2013-09-06.