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Craig, Alaska

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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 2016, Craig has a population of 1,231 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

The telephone area code for Craig: (907)

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 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 2016 Census Estimates, Craig had an population of 1,231 people. This is an increase of 2.5% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.88% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Craig ...

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

Community   2016
Hollis   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hydaburg   [Map]   400   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Kasaan   [Map]   50   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Klawock   [Map]   796   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 that should be of interest to those chasing 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 ...

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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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Craig, 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 Craig.

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) Craig. 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
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
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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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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 that starts in Craig. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Craig) 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 Craig. 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 Craig

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