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Kotzebue, Alaska

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Welcome to Kotzebue ...

The pronunciation of Kotzebue: KAHT-zi-byoo<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Kotzebue has a population of 3,266 people<2> (see below for details).

The coastal city of Kotzebue is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Kotzebue lies within the (907) area code.

The ZIP code for Kotzebue: 99752<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kotzebue had a population of 3,201 people.

The population of Kotzebue represents 0.45% of the population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,201 people, the population of Kotzebue increased 3.86% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,082 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Kotzebue had an population of 3,266 people. This is an increase of 2.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.97% since the 2000 Census).

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

Websites for Kotzebue ...

Official Website:

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 Kotzebue. 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 Kotzebue. Our list includes 5 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kotzebue ...

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

Communities near Kotzebue ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Noorvik   [Map]

Lies 42 miles [67.6 km]<5> to the East (E) of Kotzebue

Located in Northwest Arctic Borough

Noatak   [Map]

Lies 47 miles [75.6 km]<5> to the North (N) of Kotzebue

Located in Northwest Arctic Borough

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Kotzebue. 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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kotzebue.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kotzebue - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Kotzebue). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kotzebue or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kotzebue) 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 Kotzebue. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kotzebue

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kotzebue. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 66.8988, Longitude: -162.5882     [Map].






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