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Kachemak, Alaska

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Pronunciation: KA-che-mak   <1>

Time Zone: Kachemak lies in the Alaskan Time Zone (AKST/AKDT)

Telephone Area Code: (907)

Elevation: 220 feet [67.06 m] above sea level<2>

Total Area:<3>   1.64 sq. miles [4.3 km²]

Housing Units:<4>   304

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<5>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Kachemak. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.6743, Longitude: -151.4369     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kachemak have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   59° 40' 27"
Lon:   -151° 26' 12"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<6>   Seldovia C-4

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Kachemak

GNIS ID:   2419402
FIPS State / Place Code:   02 / 36550

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2016:<7>     741,894   (4.46% increase since 2010)  
2010:     710,231   (13.29% increase since 2000)
2000:     626,932

Websites for State of Alaska

Official Website:   alaska.gov/
Tourism:   www.travelalaska.com/
Parks:   dnr.alaska.gov/parks/
Fishing & Hunting:   www.adfg.state.ak.us/regs/dept_regs.php

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Alaska

GNIS ID:   1785533
FIPS State:   02

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<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kachemak - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Kachemak. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<4>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<5>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Kachemak, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<6>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Kachemak.

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<7>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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