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Welcome to Wales ...

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, 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

The telephone area code for Wales: (907)

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 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 2017 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 ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Wales and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017
Brevig Mission   [Map]   397   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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wales, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wales.

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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 'straight-line' distance. 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 for our own planning, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 65.6071, Longitude: -168.0886     [Map].

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