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"King Salmon Capital"

Ketchikan is in Ketchikan Gateway Borough.

It is the borough seat.

The latitude of Ketchikan is 55.342N. The longitude is -131.646W.

Elevation is 26 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,453.


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Median household income
Local
$45,802
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ketchikan demographic reports
Ketchikan is on Revillagigedo Island
Supply depot for the 19th-century gold rush. The local economy centers on fishing and canning
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 35. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.6 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Jazz & Cabaret Festival - Jan. 26-28, 2007
  • Blueberry Festival - Aug. 5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ketchikan web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Totem Heritage Center, Tongass Historical 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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Ancestry & family history

13% of Ketchikan residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ketchikan ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ketchikan was $22,484, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

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

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Median rent in Ketchikan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $645.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,295.


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Libraries in Ketchikan include Ketchikan Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Ketchikan include Ketchikan Daily News

TV stations in Ketchikan include KUBD.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KRBD.

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The average commute time for Ketchikan workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Ketchikan include Best Western Landing Hotel, Cape Fox Lodge, Gilmore Hotel, Narrows Inn.

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