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Kobuk, Alaska

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Welcome to Kobuk ...

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Kobuk has a population of 156 people<1> (see below for details).

The city of Kobuk is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Kobuk: (907)

The ZIP code for Kobuk: 99751<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kobuk had a population of 151 people.

The population of Kobuk represents 0.02% of the population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 118th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 151 people, the population of Kobuk increased 38.53% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 109 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Kobuk had an population of 156 people. This is an increase of 3.31% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 43.12% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Kobuk ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Kobuk and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2016
Ambler   [Map]   264   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bornite   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Shungnak   [Map]   269   W   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kobuk.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kobuk ...

Looking for more information about Kobuk? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Kobuk, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Kobuk.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Kobuk. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 Kobuk.

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

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<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 Kobuk). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kobuk or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Kobuk. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kobuk) 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 Kobuk. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kobuk

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kobuk. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 66.9079, Longitude: -156.8839     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kobuk.