Juneau City & Borough

Juneau City & Borough, Alaska

155 S Seward St
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: (907) 586-5278
Fax: (907) 586-5385
www.juneau.org

In panhandle, southeastern AK on the Gastineau Channel, 90 mi. northeast of Sitka. State capital and largest city in the U.S. (by area). Founded 1880; designated to replace Sitka as capital in 1900, but the move to Juneau did not take place until 1906. Major industries: fishing, lumbering, tourism. Borough and city were consolidated in 1970; includes Douglas. Name Origin: For miner Joseph Juneau (1826-99), who discovered gold here in 1880. Formerly Harrisburg

Area (sq mi):: 3255.01 (land 2716.67; water 538.34) Population per square mile: 11.40
Population 2005: 30,987 State rank: 5 Population change: 2000-20005 0.90%; 1990-2000 14.80% Population 2000: 30,711 (White 73.30%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 3.40%; Asian 4.70%; Other 19.80%). Foreign born: 5.70%. Median age: 35.30
Income 2000: per capita $26,719; median household $62,034; Population below poverty level: 6.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $34,762-$36,668
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 16.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 1.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Juneau County seat (31,118)

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