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Thorne Bay, Alaska

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Welcome to Thorne Bay ...

The coastal city of Thorne Bay is located on the east coast of Prince of Wales Island (in the Alaskan Pan Handle).

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Thorne Bay has a population of 485 people<1> (see below for details).

Thorne Bay is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Thorne Bay: (907)

The ZIP code for Thorne Bay: 99919<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Thorne Bay had a population of 471 people.

The population of Thorne Bay represents 0.07% of the population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 61st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 471 people, the population of Thorne Bay decreased 15.44% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 557 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Thorne Bay had an population of 485 people. This is an increase of 2.97% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.93% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Thorne Bay.

Communities near Thorne Bay ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2016
Coffman Cove   [Map]   180   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Craig   [Map]   1,231   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hollis   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hydaburg   [Map]   400   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Kasaan   [Map]   50   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Klawock   [Map]   796   W   23 miles [37 km]

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

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 Thorne Bay. 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 Thorne Bay.

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

Websites for Thorne Bay ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thorne Bay ...

Looking for more information about Thorne Bay? 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 Thorne Bay, 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 Thorne Bay.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning 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) Thorne Bay. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Thorne Bay.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thorne Bay - 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 Thorne Bay). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Thorne Bay 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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Thorne Bay. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Thorne Bay) 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 Thorne Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Thorne Bay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thorne Bay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.6674, Longitude: -132.5298     [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 Thorne Bay.