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"King Crab Capital"

Kodiak is in Kodiak Island Borough.

It is the borough seat.

The community name derives from Eskimo for "island."

The latitude of Kodiak is 57.79N. The longitude is -152.407W.

It is in the Alaska Standard time zone. Elevation is 49 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,302.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$55,142
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kodiak demographic reports
Kodiak is on Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska.
First capital of Russian Alaska. The Russians established a permanent settlement here in 1784.

Major seafood port

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 24. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.7 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Whale Fest - April 13-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Kodiak web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge
Historic sites and museums: Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository, Baranov 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 Kodiak demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kodiak Island Borough 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 99615 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Kodiak residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kodiak ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kodiak was $21,522, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Kodiak residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Kodiak, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $681.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,425.


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Libraries in Kodiak include A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Kodiak include Kodiak Daily Mirror

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KMXT.

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

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Hotels in Kodiak include Best Western Kodiak Inn, Comfort Inn Kodiak.

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