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Hoonah, Alaska

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Welcome to Hoonah ...

The coastal city of Hoonah is located on Chichagof Island (in the Alaskan Pan Handle).

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hoonah has a population of 791 people<1> (see below for details).

Hoonah is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Hoonah: (907)

The ZIP code for Hoonah: 99829<3>

Websites for Hoonah ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hoonah had an population of 791 people. This is an increase of 4.08% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.02% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hoonah had a population of 760 people.

The population of Hoonah represents 0.11% of the total population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 36th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 760 people, the population of Hoonah decreased 11.63% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 860 people).

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

Communities near Hoonah ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hoonah.

  • Game Creek
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Game Creek
    • Game Creek lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Hoonah
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Game Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Game Creek
  • Freshwater Bay
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freshwater Bay
    • Freshwater Bay lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the southeast of Hoonah
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freshwater Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freshwater Bay
  • Excursion Inlet
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excursion Inlet
    • Excursion Inlet lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the north of Hoonah
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  • Gustavus
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    • Tenakee Springs
    • Cube Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cube Cove
      • Cube Cove lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Hoonah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cube Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cube Cove
    • Pelican
    • Elfin Cove
    • Douglas
    • Juneau

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hoonah. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hoonah.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hoonah. See our Newspapers Page for Hoonah.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hoonah ...

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

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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 Hoonah.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hoonah - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Hoonah). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hoonah or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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- Hoonah) 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 Hoonah. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hoonah

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hoonah. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.1105, Longitude: -135.4417    
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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