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Welcome to Ketchikan ...
The coastal city of Ketchikan is located in the Alaskan Pan Handle.
The pronunciation of Ketchikan: KECH-i-kan<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Ketchikan has a population of 8,272 people<2> (see below for details).
Ketchikan is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Ketchikan lies in the Alaskan Time Zone (AKST/AKDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Ketchikan: (907)
The ZIP codes for Ketchikan: 99901, 99950<4>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Ketchikan had a population of 8,050 people.
The population of Ketchikan represents 1.13% of the total population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 8,050 people, the population of Ketchikan increased 1.62% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,922 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Ketchikan had an population of 8,272 people. This is an increase of 2.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.42% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Ketchikan.
Communities near Ketchikan ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Ketchikan and not the distance if you drove.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Ketchikan.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Ketchikan:
Websites for Ketchikan ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ketchikan ...
Looking for more information about Ketchikan? 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 Ketchikan, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ketchikan.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Ketchikan: www.city.ketchikan.ak.us/
The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/
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This page was last modified: 08 Jun 2019