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Population in 2012: 8,250 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.1%
 

Males: 4,433  (53.7%)
Females: 3,817  (46.3%)

Median resident age:  36.7 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99901.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,104 (it was $45,802 in 2000)
Ketchikan:

$49,104
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,166

Ketchikan city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $252,003 (it was $140,900 in 2000)
Ketchikan:

$252,003
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $197,478; Detached houses: $211,299; Townhouses or other attached units: $190,029; In 2-unit structures: $260,629; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $360,209; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $121,018; Mobile homes: $26,344; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $123,956

Median gross rent in 2012: $967.

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  • White alone - 4,751 (58.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 1,159 (14.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1,010 (12.5%)
  • Asian alone - 726 (9.0%)
  • Hispanic - 357 (4.4%)
  • Black alone - 54 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 30 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 10 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ketchikan: 98.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (12.5%), Irish (8.9%), English (6.7%), Norwegian (4.3%), Swedish (3.4%), Scottish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 3.37 square miles.

Population density: 2,446 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ketchikan:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ketchikan city:

  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 18.8%

866 residents are foreign born (5.8% Asia, 2.1% Europe).

This city:  10.7%
Alaska:  6.4%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 51 registered sex offenders living in Ketchikan, Alaska as of October 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Ketchikan to the number of sex offenders is 162 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,479 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,785 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (599.9 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (667.2 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1602.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Saxman, AK (1.8 miles ), Metlakatla, AK (4.0 miles ), Loring, AK (4.2 miles) , Kasaan, AK (5.6 miles) , Meyers Chuck, AK (6.0 miles) , Thorne Bay, AK (6.5 miles ), Hollis, AK (6.5 miles) , Hydaburg, AK (6.8 miles ).

Latitude: 55.35 N, Longitude: 131.66 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): King Salmon Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,036 (+25.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,630 (89.4%)

Area code: 907

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Crime rates in Ketchikan by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 310110010000
per 100,000 37.412.30.013.313.30.00.013.70.00.00.00.0
Rapes 172015915109128879
per 100,000 211.9245.9196.1119.5199.6133.7121.9164.3110.9107.085.4109.5
Robberies 1133323123324
per 100,000 137.136.939.239.826.640.113.527.441.640.124.448.7
Assaults 273417282623111319181916
per 100,000 336.5417.9222.3371.9345.9307.4149.0178.0263.3240.7231.9194.7
Burglaries 456339565853413654313631
per 100,000 560.9774.4509.9743.8771.7708.5555.3492.8748.4414.5439.5377.3
Thefts 468480376437445425407367395350386284
per 100,000 5833.25900.44916.35804.25920.75681.15511.95024.05474.74679.84711.93456.2
Auto thefts 53543243333128232424188
per 100,000 660.6663.8418.4571.1439.1414.4379.2314.9332.6320.9219.797.4
Arson 066536402121
per 100,000 0.073.878.566.439.980.254.20.027.713.424.412.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 647.5629.4457.3514.1562.8468.3402.0442.3431.4370.1342.7299.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Ketchikan detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 34 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.68
Alaska average:

1.76

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Ketchikan, Alaska accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.8%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -439 (-5.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Ketchikan-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/2/1997 at 05:19:45, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 27.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/8/2003 at 02:45:11, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 10.7 mi) earthquake occurred 78.0 miles away from Ketchikan center
Magnitude types: local magnitude (ML)

Birthplace of: Lisa Murkowski - Senator, Danny Edwards - Professional golfer, John Selfridge - Mathematician, Kyle Johansen - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers in Ketchikan:

  • KETCHIKAN GENERAL HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, 126 WASHINGTON STREET)
  • KETCHIKAN MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, 3100 TONGASS AVENUE)

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Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Ketchikan:


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Local government website: www.city.ketchikan.ak.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ketchikan:

  • Whatcom Community College (about 597 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 601 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 622 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 649 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 657 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 660 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 3,488)
  • Olympic College (about 663 miles; Bremerton, WA; FT enrollment: 3,930)

Public high schools in Ketchikan:

Private high school in Ketchikan:

  • KETCHIKAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 16; Location: 3405 BARANOF AVE; Grades: 3 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ketchikan:

Private elementary/middle schools in Ketchikan:

  • HOLY NAME CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 121; Location: 433 JACKSON ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • CLOVER PASS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 27; Location: 105 N PT HIGGINS RD N; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GATEWAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 16; Location: 3704 DENALI AVE; Grades: KG - 11)
See full list of schools located in Ketchikan, School District: SOUTHEAST ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Ketchikan:

  • KETCHIKAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,075,208; Location: 629 DOCK STREET; 59,651 books; 4,224 audio materials; 5,998 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 181 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Ketchikan: North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department Station 8 (A), United States Forest Service Misty Fiords National Monument Ranger Station (B), Ketchikan Women Infants and Children Clinic (C), PeaceHealth Ketchikan Clinic (D), City of Ketchikan Fire Department Station 2 (E), PeaceHealth Ketchikan Clinic (F), Ketchikan Indian Community Tribal Health Clinic (G), City of Ketchikan Fire Department (H), Ketchikan Public Health Center - Southeast Region (I), Guardian Flight (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Bayview Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Scout Lake (A), Fawn Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Carlanna Creek (A), Hoadley Creek (B), Ketchikan Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Tongass Historical Museum (629 Dock Street), Ketchikan City - Human Services Gateway Center for Emergency Service- Museum Depart (601 Deermount Street), Dolly's House Museum & Gift Shop (24 Creek Street), Totem Heritage Center (Museums; 601 Deermount Street), Historic Ketchikan Inc (Historical Places & Services; Po Box 23364), Wwwsoutheastaviationcom Llc (Recreation Areas; 1249 Tongass Avenue Uppr), ASO Court System Clerk (Recreation Areas; 415 Main Street), Alaska Indoor Sports Distributing Limited (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2417 Tongass Avenue), Ketchikan City - Human Services Gateway Center for Emergency Service- Children's Lib (629 Dock Street).

Hotels: Rocky Bay Lodge & Restaurant (Po Box 6311), Narrows Inn (4871 North Tongass Avenue), George Inlet Lodge (11728 South Tongass Highway), Knickerbocker Hotel (421 Dock Street), Bayside Hotel (133 Stedman Street), Super 8 Ketchikan AK (2151 Sea Level Drive), Rogue Charters (Po Box 9383), Best Western Landing Hotel (3434 Tongass Avenue), Alaska Travelers Accommodations (4672 South Tongass Highway).

Court: Alaska State - Court System State Office Bldg- Office Of The Clerk (415 Main Street).

 
Ketchikan Gateway Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ketchikan and their reported violations in the past:

KETCHIKAN PUBLIC UTILITIES (Population served: 8980, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-03-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2000)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and NOV-08-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-08-1999)
MOUNTAIN POINT SERVICE AREA (Population served: 725, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JUL-2005
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: TTHM
  • 17 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • M&R Filter Turbidity Reporting - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • M&R Filter Turbidity Reporting - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • M&R Filter Turbidity Reporting - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2005
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 18 other older monitoring violations
SAXMAN (Population served: 429, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: TTHM
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • 11 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2002
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2001
  • 24 regular monitoring violations
  • 11 other older monitoring violations
WATERFALL RESORT (Population served: 337, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAY-2004
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In APR-2004. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-17-2004)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAY-2002
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In AUG-1998
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAY-1998
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In SEP-1997
  • 4 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
POINT HIGGINS ELEM. SCH. (Address: 333 SCHOENBAR RD. , Population served: 300, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In APR-2004. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-28-2004)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAR-2004
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JAN-2003
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In APR-2002
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In OCT-2001
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In SEP-2001
  • 2 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2003
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1996 and SEP-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-1999)
VALLENAR VIEW MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 225, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2005
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 19 regular monitoring violations
  • 13 other older monitoring violations
CLOVER PASS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Population served: 150, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2005
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 other older monitoring violations
HOMESTEAD TRAILER PARK (Address: 4033B SOUTH TONGASS HIGHWAY , Population served: 100, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAY-2004
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAR-2004. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-10-2004)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In FEB-2004
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JAN-2004
  • 4 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2006
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 20 regular monitoring violations
  • 42 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ketchikan that have no violations reported:

  • TEXACO NORTH CONVENIENCE STORE (Population served: 77, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.9%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 25.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.9% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.6% for other race residents, 28.6% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.8%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.1%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ketchikan, AK

People in group quarters in Ketchikan in 2010:

  • 69 people in state prisons
  • 32 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 26 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 24 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 21 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles

People in group quarters in Ketchikan in 2000:

  • 64 people in nursing homes
  • 44 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 10 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in halfway houses
  • 2 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

Ketchikan compared to Alaska state average:

Ketchikan, Alaska environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Ketchikan (2011 data):

  • First Bank: at 331 Dock Street, Totem Branch, Financial Center. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $441.5 mil, Deposits: $387.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Ketchikan Branch, Tongass Branch, Shoreline Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Alaska Pacific Bank: Tongass Branch at 2442 Tongass Avenue, branch established on 1997/12/15; Ketchikan Branch at 410 Mission Street, branch established on 1936/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $171.4 mil, Deposits: $147.4 mil, headquarters in Juneau, AK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • KeyBank National Association: Ketchikan Branch at 2501 Tongass Avenue, branch established on 1990/02/01. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ketchikan, Alaska:

  • The Cedars Lodge, 1471 Tongass Ave, Ketchikan, AK 99901 , Phone: (907) 225-1900, Fax: (907) 225-8604
  • Ingersoll Hotel, 303 MSN St, Ketchikan, AK 99901 , Phone: (907) 225-2124
  • Westmark Cape Fox Lodge, 800 Venetia Way, Ketchikan, AK 99901 , Phone: (907) 225-8001
  • Narrows Inn, The, 4871 N Tongass Ave, Ketchikan, AK 99901 , Phone: (888) 686-2600
  • Ketchikan Super 8 Motel, 2151 Sea Level Dr, Ketchikan, AK 99901 , Phone: (907) 225-9088, Fax: (907) 225-1072
  • Best Western Landing, 3434 Tongass Ave, Ketchikan, AK 99901 , Phone: (907) 225-5166, Fax: (907) 225-6900
  • New York Hotel, 207 Stedman St, Ketchikan, AK 99901 , Phone: (907) 225-0246, Fax: (907) 225-1803
  • Gilmore Hotel, 326 Front St, Ketchikan, AK 99901 , Phone: (907) 225-9423, Fax: (907) 225-7442
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ketchikan, Alaska

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ketchikan travel time to work - commute


Ketchikan mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (62%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ketchikan city (based on Ketchikan Gateway Borough data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.43%
Here34.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents28.4%12.1%9.2%7.9%7.0%
Congregations7.7%26.9%3.8%3.8%7.7%
NameSalvation ArmyChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal ChurchJewishOther
Adherents5.6%5.4%4.1%4.1%16.1%
Congregations7.7%3.8%3.8%-34.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Here:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Ketchikan Gateway Borough:

11.40 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Ketchikan Gateway Borough:

7.5%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.1%
State:

27.8%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 23$102,796$53,6330$0
Other Government Administration 8$44,074$66,1118$8,340
Judicial and Legal 2$12,586$75,5160$0
Police Protection - Officers 26$137,232$63,3380$0
Police - Other 13$40,254$37,1580$0
Firefighters 16$89,694$67,2718$5,196
Fire - Other 1$4,292$51,5040$0
Streets and Highways 22$109,662$59,8160$0
Water Transport and Terminals 10$39,644$47,5731$1,254
Health 30$109,150$43,6604$3,038
Solid Waste Management 11$38,112$41,5771$1,572
Sewerage 7$30,482$52,2550$0
Parks and Recreation 11$36,168$39,4566$2,872
Water Supply 7$41,396$70,9650$0
Electric Power 42$246,336$70,3820$0
Local Libraries 8$34,328$51,49218$11,810
Other and Unallocable 70$356,612$61,1330$0
Totals for Government 307$1,472,818$57,56946$34,082

Ketchikan government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $4,434,000 ($537.45)
    General - Other: $2,530,000 ($306.67)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,591,000 ($192.85)
    Water Utilities: $663,000 ($80.36)
    Sewerage: $580,000 ($70.30)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $9,756,000 ($1182.55)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $8,150,000 ($987.88)
    Health - Other: $4,932,000 ($597.82)
    Police Protection: $3,826,000 ($463.76)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $3,015,000 ($365.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,766,000 ($335.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,667,000 ($323.27)
    Financial Administration: $2,281,000 ($276.48)
    Regular Highways: $2,251,000 ($272.85)
    Water Utilities: $1,907,000 ($231.15)
    Sewerage: $1,398,000 ($169.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,213,000 ($147.03)
    Libraries: $1,170,000 ($141.82)
    Central Staff Services: $1,095,000 ($132.73)
    General - Other: $656,000 ($79.52)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $277,000 ($33.58)
    General Public Buildings: $227,000 ($27.52)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $842,000 ($102.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $601,000 ($72.85)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,329,000 ($1979.27)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $327,000 ($39.64)

Ketchikan government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $12,399,000 ($1502.91)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $7,991,000 ($968.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,719,000 ($329.58)
    All Other: $2,106,000 ($255.27)
    Sewerage: $1,895,000 ($229.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $325,000 ($39.39)
    Parking Facilities: $86,000 ($10.42)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $254,000 ($30.79)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $752,000 ($91.15)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,267,000 ($153.58)
    Special Assessments: $269,000 ($32.61)
    General Revenue, NEC: $207,000 ($25.09)
    Fines and Forfeits: $174,000 ($21.09)
    Rents: $33,000 ($4.00)
    Sale of Property: $6,000 ($0.73)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $13,708,000 ($1661.58)
    Water Utilities: $1,607,000 ($194.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,631,000 ($197.70)
    All Other: $732,000 ($88.73)
    General Local Government Support: $34,000 ($4.12)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($0.36)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($0.12)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,076,000 ($1100.12)
    Property: $3,968,000 ($480.97)
    Other Selective Sales: $395,000 ($47.88)
    Other License: $123,000 ($14.91)

Ketchikan government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,120,000 ($4135.76)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,915,000 ($3868.48)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,505,000 ($2364.24)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,300,000 ($2096.97)

Ketchikan government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,669,000 ($687.15)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $42,696,000 ($5175.27)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,021,000 ($366.18)

8.78% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,144 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.78%
Alaska average:

9.33%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area, AK  0.52% ($16,111 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.40% ($36,762)
from Juneau City and Borough, AK  0.40% ($50,143)


9.41% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,661 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.41%
Alaska average:

9.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.59% ($37,097 average AGI)
to Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area, AK  0.52% ($30,889)
to King County, WA  0.50% ($51,231)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ketchikan:

  • KTKN (930 AM; 5 kW; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KRSA (580 AM; 5 kW; PETERSBURG, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KINY (800 AM; 10 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA-JUNEAU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJNO (630 AM; 5 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ketchikan:

  • KFMJ (99.9 FM; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: TLP COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KGTW (106.7 FM; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K201EG (88.1 FM; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K220AB (91.9 FM; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: KETCHIKAN CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K216DG (91.1 FM; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KRBD (105.9 FM; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: RAINBIRD COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • K248AI (97.5 FM; CRAIG, ETC., AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • K258AD (99.5 FM; CRAIG, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • K296CA (107.1 FM; CLOVER PASS, AK; Owner: RAINBIRD COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • K211AT (90.1 FM; MOUNTAIN POINT, ETC., AK; Owner: RAINBIRD COMMUNITY BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Ketchikan:

  • KUBD (Channel 4; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: KETCHIKAN TV, LLC)
  • K15AR (Channel 15; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K21AH (Channel 21; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K09OX (Channel 9; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: RAINBIRD COMM. B/C CORPORATION)
  • K02ML (Channel 2; GRAVINA ISLAND, ETC., AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04NC (Channel 4; GRAVINA ISLAND, ETC., AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Ketchikan, Alaska:
  • Fatal accident count: 18
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 22
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 8
  • Fatalities: 20
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 43
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6
Alaska average:
  • Fatal accident count: 136
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 199
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 63
  • Fatalities: 149
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 364
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

See more detailed statistics of Ketchikan fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 40
Total length: 335 meters (1,099ft)
Total costs: $3,252,000
Total average daily traffic: 130,936
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,165

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 7
  • 1960-1969: 10
  • 1970-1979: 7
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 4
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Ketchikan, AK

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ketchikan)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Ketchikan, AK)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 92 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ketchikan)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 168 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ketchikan)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 63
  • Hazardous Condition: 31
  • Service Call: 10
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Ketchikan


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ketchikan, AK

Most common first names in Ketchikan, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5270.9 years
Robert5069.7 years
William4673.6 years
Mary3875.1 years
James3768.0 years
George3169.5 years
Charles2670.7 years
Donald2369.4 years
Edward2073.9 years
Richard1868.2 years
Most common last names in Ketchikan, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2573.8 years
Williams2473.0 years
Smith2072.0 years
Thompson1379.5 years
Jones1171.3 years
Nelson1175.2 years
Allen1177.1 years
Erickson1078.0 years
Charles1071.4 years
Jackson1065.6 years
Businesses in Ketchikan, AK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Starbucks1
Curves1Super 81
FedEx2True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
McDonald's1Vans1
New Balance1Vons1
Sears1Walmart1
Browse common businesses in Ketchikan, AK


Ketchikan on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Water transportation (population 5,000+)"
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  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 5000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average yearly precipitation"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in federal prisons and detention centers (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal appearance workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Social assistance (population 5,000+)"
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