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Galena, Alaska

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Welcome to Galena ...

When the people of Galena refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Galenian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Galena has a population of 472 people<2> (see below for details).

The city of Galena is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Galena: (907)

The ZIP code for Galena: 99741<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Galena had a population of 470 people.

The population of Galena represents 0.07% of the population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 62nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 470 people, the population of Galena decreased 30.37% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 675 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Galena had an population of 472 people. This is an increase of 0.43% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 30.07% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Galena ...

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 Galena and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Koyukuk   [Map]   94   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Nulato   [Map]   248   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ruby   [Map]   158   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Communities Also Named Galena ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 25 communities that are also named Galena - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, Colorado (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada (3), New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia (2) and Washington.

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

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 Galena. 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 Galena.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Galena ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Galena refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Galena may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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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 Galena.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Galena - 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 Galena). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Galena 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 '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- Galena) 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 Galena. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Galena

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Galena. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.7453, Longitude: -156.8733     [Map].

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