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Juneau is in Juneau Borough.

It is the state capital and the borough seat.

The community was named after Joseph Juneau, who discovered gold here.

The latitude of Juneau is 58.301N. The longitude is -134.419W.

It is in the Alaska Standard time zone. Elevation is 56 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 31,187.


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Median household income
Local
$62,034
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Juneau demographic reports
Juneau is on the Gastineau Channel.
Former and merged names include:
· Harrisburg
Prospectors rushed to the area, staking claims over the famous Treadwell Dike. Mining came to an abrupt end in 1917, with the flooding of three of the four Treadwell mines.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 97. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.1 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Heritage Coffee Company
Local festivals include:
  • Jazz and Classics - May 18-26, 2007
Dates often change. Check Juneau web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Juneau Symphony
Historic sites and museums: Alaska State Museum, Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Last Chance Mining Museum, Sentinel Island Lighthouse
Colleges and universities: University of Alaska - Southeast
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.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 140

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16% of Juneau residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Juneau ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Juneau was $26,719, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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36% of Juneau residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Juneau include Fries Miners' Cabins, Twin Glacier Camp ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Juneau, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $803.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,538.


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Libraries in Juneau include Alaska State Library, Juneau Public Libraries, Mendenhall Valley Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Juneau include Capital City Weekly, Juneau Empire

TV stations in Juneau include KJUD, KTOO.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KTOO.

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The average commute time for Juneau workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Juneau between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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