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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 2017, Thorne Bay has a population of 487 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 total 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 2017 Census Estimates, Thorne Bay had an population of 487 people. This is an increase of 3.4% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.57% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Thorne Bay ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Coffman Cove   [Map]   183   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Craig   [Map]   1,276   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hollis   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hydaburg   [Map]   396   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Kasaan   [Map]   50   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Klawock   [Map]   822   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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Thorne Bay. 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 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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 about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Thorne Bay.

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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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Thorne Bay. 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 Thorne Bay

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

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