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Cordova is in Valdez-Cordova census area.

The community name derives from Puerto Cordova, the name given Orca Bay by Spanish explorer Salvador Fidalgo.

The latitude of Cordova is 60.542N. The longitude is -145.757W.

Elevation is 82 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,332.


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Median household income
Local
$50,114
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cordova demographic reports
Cordova is at the southeastern end of Prince William Sound in the Gulf of Alaska.
The community developed after was copper discovered in 1910.

Cordova supports a large fishing fleet for Prince William Sound and several processing plants.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 16. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival - May 3-6, 2007
  • Ice Worm Festival - Feb. 2-4, 2007
  • Copper River Salmon Days - July 7-8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cordova web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Cordova Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Cordova demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Valdez-Cordova census area economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 99574 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Cordova residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cordova ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cordova was $25,256, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Cordova residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Cordova include Red Dragon Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Cordova, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $550.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,331.


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The average commute time for Cordova workers is 10 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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