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Sand Point, Alaska

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Welcome to Sand Point ...

The coastal city of Sand Point is located in the Aleutians.

A typical abbreviation for Sand Point: Sand Pt.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Sand Point has a population of 1,064 people<1> (see below for details).

Sand Point was established in 1898.

The community of Sand Point is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Sand Point lies within the (907) area code.

The ZIP code for Sand Point: 99661<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sand Point had a population of 976 people.

The population of Sand Point represents 0.14% of the population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 28th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 976 people, the population of Sand Point increased 2.52% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 952 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Sand Point had an population of 1,064 people. This is an increase of 9.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.76% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sand Point.

Communities near Sand Point ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Sand Point and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   DirectionDistance
Unga   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Communities Also Named Sand Point ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Sand Point - they are located in Arkansas, Indiana, Mississippi, New Brunswick, New York, Nova Scotia (3), Oklahoma, Ontario and Washington.

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

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 Sand Point. 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 Sand Point.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Page for Sand Point ...

Looking for more information about Sand Point? 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.

You can learn more by visiting the TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sand Point.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned 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) Sand Point. 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
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
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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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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sand Point. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sand Point.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sand Point - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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 Sand Point). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sand Point or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Sand Point. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sand Point) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.3189, Longitude: -160.5194     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sand Point.


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