Haines Borough

Haines Borough, Alaska

PO Box 1209
Haines, AK 99827
Phone: (907) 766-2711
Fax: (907) 766-2716

In AK, panhandle, northeastern (inner) portion of Alexander Archipelago, north of Juneau, bordering the province of British Colombia, Canada, to the east. Name Origin: For the city

Area (sq mi):: 2725.82 (land 2343.73; water 382.09) Population per square mile: 1.00
Population 2005: 2,272 State rank: 23 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.00%; 1990-2000 13.00% Population 2000: 2,392 (White 81.90%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.70%; Other 16.60%). Foreign born: 4.10%. Median age: 40.70
Income 2000: per capita $22,090; median household $40,772; Population below poverty level: 10.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $31,750-$35,542
Unemployment (2004): 10.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.40% Median travel time to work: 12.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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1 /PRNewswire/ -- With a remote community numbering just 2600, the Haines Borough Public Library (HBPL) in Haines, AK, has been selected by Library Journal for the first annual Best Small Library in America Award.
The Second Prize winners of the contest included the Haines Borough Public Library in Haines, Alaska for their project on the history of the local Tlingit tribe, the Illinois State Library for an exhibit entitled Writing Women Back into History and the Marian Wright Edelman Public Library in Marlboro County, South Carolina for an exhibit entitled Then and Now.
Claus at the Haines Borough Public Library for stories and songs, trains at the Sheldon Museum & Cultural Center, a parade and holiday shopping.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Haines Borough Library, this fundraiser and includes music, refreshments, art project for kids, the lighting of the tree, and a silent auction and raffle--local businesses decorate small Christmas trees with art, jewelry, food, gift certificates, tools, etc.
They have provided the imagery to the Haines Borough and local native organizations, which use the products for planning and assessment projects.
Sponsored by the Friends of Haines Borough Library, this event raises money for the library.
Primary employers include the Haines Borough government, the Haines Borough School District and SEARHC Haines Medical Clinic.
The Haines Borough Public Library has been named "Best Small Library" of 2005 by the Library Journal and has received a $10,000 prize from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Terrence Pardee, a Haines Borough Assembly member, concurred: "The Eagle Eye has added a refreshing balance to local news and human interest reporting.
The number of businesses operating in the Haines Borough likewise has surged, from 263 in 1989, to 354 in 1993 and 495 in 1994.
The following are the region's labor force and unemployment rate statistics for 1991 as provided by the Alaska Department of Labor: Haines Borough, 935 workers, 17.