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Welcome to Craig ...

The coastal city of Craig is located on the west coast of Prince of Wales Island.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Craig has a population of 1,276 people<1> (see below for details).

Craig is 240 feet [73 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Craig is within the boundaries of the (907) area code.

The ZIP code for Craig: 99921<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Craig had a population of 1,201 people.

The population of Craig represents 0.17% of the total population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 25th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,201 people, the population of Craig decreased 14.03% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,397 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Craig had an population of 1,276 people. This is an increase of 6.24% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.66% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Craig ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Craig and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
Hollis   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hydaburg   [Map]   396   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Kasaan   [Map]   50   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Klawock   [Map]   822   N   5 miles [8 km]
Naukati Bay   [Map]   ---   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Polk Inlet   [Map]   ---   E   24 miles [38.6 km]

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

Communities Also Named Craig ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Craig - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma (2), Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Craig.

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

Websites for Craig ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Craig ...

Looking for more information about Craig? 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 Craig, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Craig.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 Craig.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Craig - 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 Craig). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Craig 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Craig) 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 Craig. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Craig

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Craig. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.4768, Longitude: -133.1406     [Map].

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