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Seward, Alaska

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Welcome to Seward ...

The pronunciation of Seward: SOO-rd<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Seward has a population of 2,831 people<2> (see below for details).

The coastal city of Seward is near sea level<3>.

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

Seward is located in the (907) area code.

The ZIP code for Seward: 99664<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Seward had a population of 2,693 people.

The population of Seward represents 0.38% of the population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 19th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,693 people, the population of Seward decreased 4.84% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,830 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Seward had an population of 2,831 people. This is an increase of 5.12% since the 2010 Census.

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

Communities near Seward ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<5>.

Community   DirectionDistance
Bear Creek   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Chenega Bay   [Map]     E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Cooper Landing   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Crown Point   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gleason - Historic   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawing   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]

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

Communities Also Named Seward ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Seward - they are located in Georgia, Illinois, Kansas (2), Maryland, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Dakota.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Seward.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Seward. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Seward. Our list includes 23 papers.

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

Websites for Seward ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Seward ...

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

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) Seward. 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.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
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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Footnotes ...

<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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Seward.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seward. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.1105, Longitude: -149.4422     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Seward.


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