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Sitka, Alaska

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Welcome to Sitka ...

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

The pronunciation of Sitka: SIT-kuh<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sitka has a population of 8,493 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

The area code for Sitka: (907)

The ZIP code for Sitka: 99835<4>

Websites for Sitka ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sitka had an population of 8,493 people. This is a decrease of 4.37% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.87% since the 2000 Census).

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

The population of Sitka represents 1.25% of the 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 (which had a count of 8,835 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sitka. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sitka.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sitka. Our list includes 26 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sitka.

TripAdvisor Tourism Page 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

You can learn more by visiting the TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sitka.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Sitka. 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 Sitka.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sitka - 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 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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