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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The project was paid for with a combination of funds from Haines Borough, Secure Rural Schools Act, and the Forest Service Capital Improvement and Maintenance funding.
The project will be paid for with a combination of Haines Borough ($270,000), Secure Rural Schools Act ($50,000), and the Forest Service Capital Improvement and Maintenance funding.
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.
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 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.
Within the region, the unemployment rate fluctuated from a low of 6 percent for the Juneau Borough to a high of 17.1 percent for the Haines Borough. Haines' high unemployment rate was the result of the 1991 closing of the local sawmill.