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Haines is in Haines Borough.

It is the borough seat.

The community was named for Francina Electra Haines, of the Presbyterian Board of Home Missions.

The latitude of Haines is 59.235N. The longitude is -135.445W.

It is in the Alaska Standard time zone. Elevation is 36 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,811.


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Median household income
Local
$39,926
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Haines demographic reports
Haines is on the Chilkat Peninsula.
Former and merged names include:
· Chilcoot
· Chilkat
· Dtehshuh
Grew as a supply center during the gold rush.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.9 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Alaska Bald Eagle Festival - Nov. 7-11, 2007
  • Southeast Alaska State Fair & Bald Eagle Music Festival - July 26-30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Haines web sites and events links in the sections below.
Wildlife: Chilkat Bald Eagle Reserve

Historic sites and museums: Sheldon Museum & Cultural Center, Alaska Indian Arts
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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Ancestry & family history

16% of Haines residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Haines ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Haines was $22,505, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Haines residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Haines, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $520.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,064.


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Libraries in Haines include Haines Borough Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Haines include Chilkat Valley News

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KHNS.

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The average commute time for Haines workers is 9 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Haines include Halsingland Hotel.

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