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Wales, Alaska

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Welcome to Wales ...

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Wales has a population of 149 people<1> (see below for details).

The coastal city of Wales is near sea level<2>.

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

Wales lies within the (907) area code.

The ZIP code for Wales: 99783<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wales had a population of 145 people.

The population of Wales represents 0.02% of the total population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 119th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 145 people, the population of Wales decreased 4.61% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 152 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Wales had an population of 149 people. This is an increase of 2.76% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.97% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Wales ...

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 driven.<4>.

Community   2016
Brevig Mission   [Map]   399   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Diomede   [Map]   118   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Tin City   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]

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

Communities Also Named Wales ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Wales - they are located in Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Dakota (2), Ohio, Ontario, Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wales ...

Looking for more information about Wales? 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 Wales, 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 Wales.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when 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) Wales. 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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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wales. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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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 Wales.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wales. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 65.6071, Longitude: -168.0886     [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 Wales.