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Cordova, Alaska

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Welcome to Cordova ...

The pronunciation of Cordova: cor-DO-vuh<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Cordova has a population of 2,196 people<2> (see below for details).

The coastal city of Cordova was established in 1884.

Cordova is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Cordova lies in the Alaskan Time Zone (AKST/AKDT) and observes daylight saving time

Cordova lies within the (907) area code.

The ZIP code for Cordova: 99574<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cordova had a population of 2,239 people.

The population of Cordova represents 0.32% of the total population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 22nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,239 people, the population of Cordova decreased 8.76% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 2,454 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Cordova had an population of 2,196 people. This is a decrease of 1.92% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.51% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cordova.

Communities near Cordova ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2015
Boswell Bay   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ellamar   [Map]   ---   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Eyak   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Tatitlek   [Map]   ---   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Valdez   [Map]   3,870   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Cordova.

Communities Also Named Cordova ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Cordova - they are located in Alabama, California, Georgia (2), Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Manitoba, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cordova.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cordova. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cordova. Our list includes 10 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Cordova:

Websites for Cordova ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cordova ...

Looking for more information about Cordova? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cordova, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Cordova.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Cordova. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cordova.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cordova - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Cordova). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cordova or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Cordova. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cordova) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cordova. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cordova

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cordova. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.5447, Longitude: -145.7541     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cordova.


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