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Valdez, Alaska

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Welcome to Valdez ...

The pronunciation of Valdez: val-DEEZ<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Valdez has a population of 3,870 people<2> (see below for details).

The coastal city of Valdez was established in 1898.

Valdez is near sea level<3>.

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

Valdez lies within the (907) area code.

The ZIP code for Valdez: 99686<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Valdez had a population of 3,976 people.

The population of Valdez represents 0.56% of the total population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 15th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,976 people, the population of Valdez decreased 1.49% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 4,036 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Valdez had an population of 3,870 people. This is a decrease of 2.67% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.11% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Valdez ...

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

Community   2015
Cordova   [Map]   2,196   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Ellamar   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Tatitlek   [Map]   ---   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]

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

Communities Also Named Valdez ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Valdez - they are located in California, Colorado, Florida and New Mexico.

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

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 Valdez. 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 Valdez. Our list includes 30 papers.

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

Websites for Valdez ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Valdez ...

Looking for more information about Valdez? 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 Valdez, 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 Valdez.

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) Valdez. 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.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
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 Valdez.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Valdez - 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 Valdez). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Valdez 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Valdez. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Valdez) 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 Valdez. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Valdez

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Valdez. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.1340, Longitude: -146.3599     [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 Valdez.


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