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Ketchikan, Alaska

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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>.

Community   2017
Annette   [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Dora Bay   [Map]   ---   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hollis   [Map]   ---   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kasaan   [Map]   50   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Loring   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Metlakatla   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]

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.

  • We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ketchikan. 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 Ketchikan. Our list includes 28 papers.

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

Websites for Ketchikan ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Ketchikan. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ketchikan.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ketchikan - 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 Ketchikan). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ketchikan 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ketchikan) 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 Ketchikan. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ketchikan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ketchikan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.3505, Longitude: -131.6723     [Map].

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