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Whittier, Alaska

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Welcome to Whittier ...

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Whittier has a population of 205 people<1> (see below for details).

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

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

The telephone area code for Whittier: (907)

The ZIP code for Whittier: 99693<3>

Websites for Whittier ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Whittier had an population of 205 people. This is a decrease of 6.82% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.64% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Whittier had a population of 220 people.

The population of Whittier represents 0.03% of the total population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 101st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 220 people, the population of Whittier increased 20.88% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 182 people).

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

Communities Also Named Whittier ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Whittier - they are located in California, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Washington.

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

Communities near Whittier ...

We have created a list of 7 communities that are near Whittier.

  • Alyeska
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alyeska have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alyeska
    • Alyeska lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Whittier
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alyeska
  • Gleason - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gleason
    • Gleason was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Whittier
  • Girdwood
  • Sunrise
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise
    • Sunrise lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<5> to the west of Whittier
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise
  • Continue List   (3 more) ...

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 Whittier. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Whittier.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Whittier. See our Newspapers Page for Whittier.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Whittier ...

Looking for more information about Whittier? 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 Whittier, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Whittier.

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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 Whittier.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Whittier - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Whittier). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Whittier or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whittier) 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 Whittier. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Whittier

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whittier. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.7746, Longitude: -148.6860    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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