Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area

Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area, Alaska

In AK panhandle in central-eastern Alexander Archipelago, south of Juneau. Name Origin:
For the two chief cities.

Area (sq mi):: 9021.21 (land 5834.94; water 3186.27) Population per square mile: 1.10
Population 2005: 6,245 State rank: 16 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.60%; 1990-2000 -5.10% Population 2000: 6,684 (White 72.50%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 2.00%; Asian 1.60%; Other 25.10%). Foreign born: 2.80%. Median age: 37.20
Income 2000: per capita $23,494; median household $46,434; Population below poverty level: 7.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,852-$31,861
Unemployment (2004): 12.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 3.80% Median travel time to work: 12.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 3.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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For 2009 forward, the number of counties reflects the division of the Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area, AK into the Petersburg Census Area and the Wrangell City and Borough.
For the month of May, the rates ranged from 5.8 for the Juneau Borough, 6.6 for the Sitka Borough and 7 for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough to 9.5 for SkagwayHoonah-Angoon, 11.4 for the Wrangell-Petersburg Census area, and 15.2 for Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan.
(7.) The Petersburg Census Area was created when the Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area was split in the process of incorporating the Wrangell City and Borough (see "Data for Newly Organized Areas," in David G.

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