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Sitka, Alaska

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Welcome to Sitka ...

The pronunciation of Sitka: SIT-kuh<1>

The coastal city of Sitka is located on the west coast of Baranof Island (in the Alaskan Pan Handle).

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Sitka has a population of 8,830 people<2> (see below for details).

Sitka was established in 1799.

The community of Sitka is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Sitka is within the (907) area code.

The ZIP code for Sitka: 99835<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sitka had a population of 8,881 people.

The population of Sitka represents 1.25% of the total population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,881 people, the population of Sitka has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (that had a count of 8,835 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Sitka had an population of 8,830 people. This is a decrease of 0.57% since the 2010 Census.

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

Communities near Sitka ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Sitka and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<5>.

Community   2016
Angoon   [Map]   444   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Baranof   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Chatham   [Map]   ---   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Tenakee Springs   [Map]   ---   N   50 miles [80.5 km]

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

Communities Also Named Sitka ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Sitka - they are located in Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Tennessee.

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

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 Sitka. 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 Sitka. Our list includes 26 papers.

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

Websites for Sitka ...

Official Website: www.cityofsitka.com/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sitka ...

Looking for more information about Sitka? 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 Sitka, 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 Sitka.

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) Sitka. 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sitka: www.cityofsitka.com/

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

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 Sitka.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sitka. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 57.0533, Longitude: -135.3345     [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 Sitka.