Ketchikan Gateway Borough

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Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska

344 Front St
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone: (907) 228-6605
Fax: (907) 247-8439

In AK panhandle, southern Alexander Archipelago, east of Prince of Wales Island. Name Origin: For the city, which is in the southernmost portion of AK. Formerly called Ketchican Division.

Area (sq mi):: 1753.98 (land 1233.22; water 520.75) Population per square mile: 10.80
Population 2005: 13,262 State rank: 7 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.70%; 1990-2000 1.80% Population 2000: 14,070 (White 72.90%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 2.60%; Asian 4.30%; Other 20.90%). Foreign born: 5.70%. Median age: 36.00
Income 2000: per capita $23,994; median household $51,344; Population below poverty level: 6.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $34,389-$38,343
Unemployment (2004): 7.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 14.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 3.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The Ketchikan Gateway Borough ("Ketchikan" or "the Borough") opposed the state's school funding scheme in 2013.
As an important note, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough enlarged since the 2000 census, annexing 4,510 square acres from the former Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census area on May 31, 2008.
In 2003, Alaska Airlines booked just more than 193,000 enplanements/deplanements (total passengers coming and going), according to numbers provided to the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, says Robin Kinney, executive secretary for the KGB's Department of Transportation.
"This is one of the largest pieces of industrial property in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough and it has long been the goal of the community to have this area develop into an industrial area (again)," Zimmerle says.
"I think the entire area is really ripe for development," Ketchikan Gateway Borough Mayor Jack Shay says.
In either case, new construction and zoning permits are keeping planners at the Ketchikan Gateway Borough busy.
Ketchikan Gateway Borough Mayor Jack Shea sees a future marina, wood processing facilities, a machine shop, perhaps even a distillery for "Spruce Vodka" at the pulp mill site.