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Welcome to Cordova ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Cordova has a population of 2,187 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

The area code for Cordova: (907)

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 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 (which had a count of 2,454 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Cordova had an population of 2,187 people. This is a decrease of 2.32% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.88% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Cordova ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Cordova and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
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]   3,862   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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cordova. If available, we provide a satellite 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 ...

Official Website: www.cordovachamber.com/

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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cordova, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cordova.

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The official website for Cordova: www.cordovachamber.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 for Cordova. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will 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. 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 (or directions), 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cordova

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

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