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Census Data for Eagle River ...

As far as we can tell, Eagle River has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Eagle River, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<1>
Population
DirectionDistance<2>
 Anchorage298,192   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
 Wasilla9,748   N   18 miles [29 km]
 Palmer7,000   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 Houston2,290   N   22 miles [35.4 km]

Population Rings for Eagle River ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Eagle River and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Eagle River. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<3> We don't have the population of Eagle River, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
    Communities    
2016
    Population    
Change
  Since 2010    
15 mi   [24 km]2298,192+2.18%
20 mi   [32 km]3307,940+2.76%
30 mi   [48 km]5317,230+3.16%

Miscellaneous Information for Eagle River ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either or the community of Eagle River:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Eagle River:

GNIS ID for Eagle River: 1401545

GNIS ID for Alaska: 1785533

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 02 (Alaska)

Place Code: 20490 (Eagle River)

State & Place Code: 02/20490 (Alaska / Eagle River)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Eagle River is located in Census Region #4 (the West Region) and Division #9 (the Pacific Division).

The US Postal Service ZIP Code ...

While some people have used a ZIP code to identify a community, the purpose of the ZIP code was to make mail delivery more efficient by grouping addresses together. Although the ZIP Code doesn't specifically identify a community like Eagle River, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Eagle River. It's important to remember that the boundaries of a ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned or overlapped with other ZIP Codes.

The ZIP code for Eagle River: 99577<4>

Census ZCTA Codes ...

The US Census Bureau created statistical entities that they call ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and these ZCTAs are frequently confused with the ZIP codes that come from the US Postal Service (USPS).

ZCTAs were first created for the 2000 Census and at that time, they were based upon the USPS ZIP codes. While largely covering the same areas, the boundaries of a ZCTA do not necessarily match the boundaries of a postal ZIP code with the same number. For example, while a postal ZIP code can cross a county or state line, a Census ZCTA can not. They should be treated as separate entities with no correlation between them.

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Eagle River.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)


Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Eagle River. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Eagle River. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Eagle River) 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 Eagle River. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Eagle River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eagle River. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.3216, Longitude: -149.5600     [Map].

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<3>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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<4>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Eagle River or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Eagle River.