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Wrangell, Alaska

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Welcome to Wrangell ...

The pronunciation of Wrangell: RANG-guhl<1>

The coastal city of Wrangell is located at the north end of Wrangell Island (in the Alaskan Pan Handle).

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Wrangell has a population of 2,382 people<2> (see below for details).

Wrangell is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Wrangell: (907)

The ZIP code for Wrangell: 99929<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wrangell had a population of 2,369 people.

The population of Wrangell represents 0.33% of the population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 20th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,369 people, the population of Wrangell increased 2.64% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,308 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Wrangell had an population of 2,382 people. This is an increase of 0.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.21% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Wrangell ...

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

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Coffman Cove   [Map]   180   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Keene Channel   [Map]   ---   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Olive Cove   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Petersburg   [Map]   ---   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saint John Harbor   [Map]   ---   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Scow Bay   [Map]   ---   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 Wrangell. 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 Wrangell.

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

Websites for Wrangell ...

Official Website: www.wrangell.com/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wrangell ...

Looking for more information about Wrangell? 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 Wrangell, 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 Wrangell.

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) Wrangell. 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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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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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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The official website for Wrangell: www.wrangell.com/

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/







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 Wrangell.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wrangell - 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 Wrangell). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wrangell 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 stretches from Wrangell. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wrangell) 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 Wrangell. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wrangell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wrangell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.4057, Longitude: -132.3371     [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 Wrangell.



 
 
 

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