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Population in 2012: 9,046 (78% urban, 22% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.4%
 

Males: 4,528  (50.1%)
Females: 4,518  (49.9%)

Median resident age:  38.2 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99835.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $64,785 (it was $51,901 in 2000)
Sitka:

$64,785
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,522

Sitka city and borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $329,170 (it was $174,700 in 2000)
Sitka:

$329,170
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $329,934; Detached houses: $404,147; Townhouses or other attached units: $365,821; In 2-unit structures: $379,366; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $150,657; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $76,390; Mobile homes: $92,187; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $98,841

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,144.

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  • White alone - 5,695 (63.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 1,487 (16.7%)
  • Two or more races - 746 (8.4%)
  • Asian alone - 468 (5.3%)
  • Hispanic - 441 (5.0%)
  • Black alone - 70 (0.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sitka: 100.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (13.9%), English (9.2%), Irish (9.1%), Norwegian (4.7%), United States (4.2%), Italian (3.7%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated on 09/24/1963

Land area: 2874.0 square miles.

Population density: 3.1 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Sitka:

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sitka city and borough:

  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

595 residents are foreign born (2.9% Asia, 0.7% Europe).

This borough:  6.7%
Alaska:  6.4%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Sitka, Alaska as of September 14, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sitka to the number of sex offenders is 565 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,745 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,610 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (583.9 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1778.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Angoon, AK (6.4 miles ), Tenakee Springs, AK (7.0 miles) , Kake, AK (7.3 miles ), Cube Cove, AK (8.0 miles) , Port Alexander, AK (8.0 miles) , Game Creek, AK (8.2 miles) , Pelican, AK (8.3 miles) , Whitestone Logging Camp, AK (8.3 miles) .

Latitude: 57.08 N, Longitude: 135.33 W

Sitka nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): First City of Alaska, The Natural Place to Visit

Daytime population change due to commuting: +52 (+0.6%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 4,500 (96.6%)

Area code: 907

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Crime rates in Sitka by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.011.30.00.00.00.0
Rapes 649104937311
per 100,000 66.145.0100.4111.644.1100.833.878.734.211.111.0
Robberies 13221002231
per 100,000 11.033.722.322.311.00.00.022.522.833.211.0
Assaults 11101019112299281210
per 100,000 121.3112.4111.5212.1121.2246.3101.4101.2318.8132.8110.4
Burglaries 2822313924211818192817
per 100,000 308.6247.2345.7435.3264.5235.1202.7202.3216.3309.8187.6
Thefts 195218331298255250273229182167120
per 100,000 2149.52450.03691.33325.92810.52798.93074.72574.22072.21848.01324.5
Auto thefts 24322825181941222146
per 100,000 264.6359.6312.3279.0198.4212.7461.8247.3239.144.366.2
Arson 21121201110
per 100,000 22.011.211.222.311.022.40.011.211.411.10.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.0) 216.0219.6316.1334.8216.5284.3251.9234.2222.1149.2109.1

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 29 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Alaska average:

1.76

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.9%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +198 (+2.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Sitka-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/30/1972 at 21:45:14, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 39.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1927 at 15:59:44, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 46.2 miles away from Sitka center
On 7/1/1973 at 13:33:34, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 92.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/6/2000 at 10:42:25, a magnitude 6.2 (5.5 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.2 ME, 6.1 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 90.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/2001 at 09:26:20, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 ML, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 61.2 miles away from Sitka center
On 1/6/2000 at 11:36:45, a magnitude 4.8 (4.6 MB, 4.8 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 86.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Hospitals/medical centers in Sitka:

  • MT EDGECUMBE HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 222 TONGASS DR)
  • SITKA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Local, provides emergency services, 209 MOLLER DRIVE)
  • SITKA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL-LTC (Nursing Home, 209 MOLLER AVENUE)

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Local government website: www.cityofsitka.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sitka:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 586 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 680 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 782 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 785 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 807 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 834 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 841 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

Public high schools in Sitka:

Public elementary/middle schools in Sitka:

Private elementary/middle school in Sitka:

  • SITKA SDA SCHOOL (Students: 5; Location: 1613 HALIBUT POINT RD; Grades: 1 - 5)
See full list of schools located in Sitka, School District: SITKA BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Sitka:

  • KETTLESON MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $850,166; Location: 320 HARBOR DRIVE; 65,257 books; 4,879 audio materials; 6,547 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 351 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Sitka: Manleyville (A), Starrigavan Campground (B), Shelikof Cabin (C), Lake Eva Cabin (D), Mount Edgecumbe (E), Kook Lake Cabin (F), East Sitkoh Lake Cabin (G), West Sitkoh Lake Cabin (H), Moser Island Cabin (I), Whiting Harbor Aquafarm (J), Port Armstrong Salmon Hatchery (K), Old Sitka (L), Chichagof (M), Halibut Point Recreation Center (N), Kimshan Cove (O), Port Herbert (P), North Plotnikof Lake Cabin (Q), Sitka Fire Department (R), Sitka Public Health Center - Southeast Region (S), Sitka Women Infant and Children Clinic (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Sitka: Saint Michael's Cathedral (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Lakes and reservoirs: Rust Lake (A), Sadie Lake (B), Salmon Lake (C), Salt Lagoon (D), Sashin Lake (E), Sister Lake (F), Sitkoh Lake (G), Lake Smiley (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Hook Creek (A), Tonalite Creek (B), Sitkoh Creek (C), Vodopad River (D), Maksoutof River (E), Sawmill Creek (F), Sashin Creek (G), Baranof River (H), Salmon Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sitka include: Sitka National Historical Park (1), American Flag-Raising Site (2), Dog Island Research Natural Area (3), American Flag-Raising Site (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Isabel Miller Museum (330 Harbor Drive) (1), Sitka Convention & Visitor's Bureau (303 Lincoln Street Suite 4) (2), Alaska Southeast Excursions (Tours & Charters; Po Box 1522) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Sitka Rock Suites (Po Box 2721) (1), Northern Lights Bunkhouse (713 Katlian Street) (2), Home Plus (236 Lincoln Street Suite 103) (3), Fairweather Vacation Rentals (308 Monastery Street) (4), Alaska Ocean View Bed & Breakfast Inn (1101 Edgecumbe Drive) (5), Westmark SHEE Atika (330 Seward Street) (6), Sitka Sports Fishing Charters (Po Box 1512) (7), Sound Styles (1815 Sawmill Creek Road) (8), Wild Strawberry (724 Siginaka Way) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 

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

SITKA (Address: 100 ALICE LOOP , Population served: 8500, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In NOV-2003
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In OCT-1997
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In AUG-1997
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JUL-1997
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In APR-1997
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAR-1997
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUN-24-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-24-2002)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Unfilt) - In NOV-1996
  • One minor monitoring violation
TRUE ALASKA BOTTLING COMPANY (Address: 2006 HPR , Population served: 200, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2004
  • One routine major monitoring violation
STARRIGAVAN CAMPGROUND, SITKA (Address: 6000 HALIBUT POINT ROAD , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1996 and DEC-16-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-16-1998 to OCT-11-1999)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1995 and DEC-16-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-16-1998 to OCT-11-1999)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1995 and DEC-16-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-16-1998)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 20 regular monitoring violations
MISTY FJORDS WATER COMPANY (Address: 1321 D SMC , Population served: 50, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
CAMP BEAR BARGE (Population served: 28, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In SEP-2003
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In APR-2003
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2004
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.4%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 2.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.2% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 10.1% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  62.4%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  9.2%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sitka, AK

People in group quarters in Sitka in 2010:

  • 105 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 58 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 21 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 3 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Sitka in 2000:

  • 96 people in nursing homes
  • 82 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 19 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 16 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 13 people in military ships
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 8 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 7 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 5 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in other workers' dormitories

Sitka compared to Alaska state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Sitka (2011 data):

  • Alaska Pacific Bank: Lake Street Branch at 315 Lincoln 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
  • First Bank: Sitka Branch at 203 Lake Street, branch established on 1979/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $441.5 mil, Deposits: $387.1 mil, headquarters in Ketchikan, AK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp, Inc.
  • First National Bank Alaska: Sitka Branch at 318 Lincoln Street, branch established on 1958/09/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,870.3 mil, Deposits: $1,931.3 mil, headquarters in Anchorage, AK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Sitka Branch at 300 Lincoln Street, branch established on 1960/04/01. 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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sitka, Alaska:

  • Mountain View Bed & Breakfast, 201 Cascade CRK Rd, Sitka, AK 99835 , Phone: (907) 747-8966
  • Alaska Ocean View Bed & BRKFST, 1101 Edgecumbe Dr, Sitka, AK 99835 , Phone: (907) 747-8310
  • Biorka Bed & Breakfast, 611 Biorka St, Sitka, AK 99835 , Phone: (907) 747-3111
  • Mountain Bed & Breakfast, PO Box 119, Sitka, AK 99835 , Phone: (907) 747-8966
  • Westmark Sitka, 330 Seward St, Sitka, AK 99835 , Phone: (907) 747-6241
  • Shee Atika Totem Square Inn, 201 Katlian St, Sitka, AK 99835 , Phone: (907) 747-3693, Fax: (907) 747-2839
  • A Blueberry Inn, 4610 Halibut Point Rd, Sitka, AK 99835 , Phone: (907) 747-4589, Fax: (907) 747-6100
  • Sitka Super 8 Motel, 404 Sawmill Creek Rd, Sitka, AK 99835 , Phone: (907) 747-8804, Fax: (907) 747-6101
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sitka, Alaska

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (59%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for Sitka city and borough (based on Sitka City and Borough data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.80%
Here38.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionOrthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of God
Adherents16.0%13.4%12.7%11.7%7.3%
Congregations5.9%5.9%11.8%5.9%5.9%
NameConservative Baptist Association of AmericaEpiscopal ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents5.8%5.4%5.3%4.5%17.8%
Congregations5.9%5.9%5.9%5.9%41.2%
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: 3
Sitka City and Borough:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Sitka City and Borough:

2.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

12.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.4%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Sitka City and Borough:

28.7%
Alaska:

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 19$85,576$54,0480$0
Other Government Administration 16$54,654$40,9911$742
Judicial and Legal 2$11,641$69,8461$1,479
Police Protection - Officers 19$100,290$63,3410$0
Police - Other 10$38,158$45,7900$0
Firefighters 15$59,942$47,9540$0
Correction 5$18,343$44,0230$0
Streets and Highways 4$29,940$89,8200$0
Water Transport and Terminals 9$36,921$49,2280$0
Health 2$11,001$66,0062$2,347
Hospitals 64$330,482$61,96571$205,488
Solid Waste Management 3$10,395$41,5800$0
Sewerage 8$45,830$68,7450$0
Parks and Recreation 2$13,328$79,9680$0
Water Supply 3$17,037$68,1480$0
Electric Power 22$147,751$80,5915$17,475
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 133$715,042$64,5154$10,140
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 67$227,564$40,75867$35,699
Local Libraries 3$12,974$51,89612$11,973
Other and Unallocable 6$35,355$70,7100$0
Totals for Government 412$2,002,224$58,317163$285,343

Sitka government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $3,096,000 ($342.25)
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $31,000 ($3.43)
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $15,910,000 ($1758.79)
    Own Hospitals: $7,000,000 ($773.82)
    General - Other: $4,531,000 ($500.88)
    Electric Utilities: $4,097,000 ($452.91)
    Police Protection: $2,880,000 ($318.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,439,000 ($269.62)
    Financial Administration: $2,398,000 ($265.09)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,603,000 ($177.21)
    Sewerage: $1,242,000 ($137.30)
    Regular Highways: $992,000 ($109.66)
    Fire Protection: $931,000 ($102.92)
    Water Utilities: $703,000 ($77.71)
    Libraries: $544,000 ($60.14)
    Parks & Recreation: $453,000 ($50.08)
    Welfare - Other: $260,000 ($28.74)
    Air Transportation: $234,000 ($25.87)
    Health Services - Other: $206,000 ($22.77)
    Central Staff Services: $203,000 ($22.44)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $200,000 ($22.11)
    General Public Buildings: $200,000 ($22.11)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,791,000 ($308.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $89,000 ($9.84)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $335,000 ($37.03)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $21,263,000 ($2350.54)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($1.33)

Sitka government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $250,000 ($27.64)
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $7,000,000 ($773.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,325,000 ($257.02)
    Sewerage: $1,582,000 ($174.88)
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $1,537,000 ($169.91)
    All Other: $1,007,000 ($111.32)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $700,000 ($77.38)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $155,000 ($17.13)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,873,000 ($207.05)
    Education: $1,175,000 ($129.89)
  • Miscellaneous - Property Sale Other: $900,000 ($99.49)
    Interest Earnings: $740,000 ($81.80)
    Special Assessments: $250,000 ($27.64)
    General Revenue, NEC: $160,000 ($17.69)
    Rents: $5,000 ($0.55)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $6,720,000 ($742.87)
    Water Utilities: $903,000 ($99.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $8,526,000 ($942.52)
    All Other: $681,000 ($75.28)
    General Support: $426,000 ($47.09)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $6,864,000 ($758.79)
    Property: $4,044,000 ($447.05)
    Other Selective Sales: $225,000 ($24.87)
    NEC: $172,000 ($19.01)
    Motor Vehicle License: $100,000 ($11.05)

Sitka government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $55,811,000 ($6169.69)
    Water Utilities: $240,000 ($26.53)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $470,000 ($51.96)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,303,000 ($144.04)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $6,537,000 ($722.64)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,930,000 ($434.45)
    Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $0 ($0.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Electric Utilities: $54,303,000 ($6002.98)
    Other, NEC: $2,845,000 ($314.50)
    Water Utilities: $185,000 ($20.45)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Electric Utilities: $1,508,000 ($166.70)
    Other, NEC: $1,065,000 ($117.73)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $470,000 ($51.96)
    Water Utilities: $55,000 ($6.08)

Sitka government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $6,537,000 ($722.64)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $24,000,000 ($2653.11)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $500,000 ($55.27)

9.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,183 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.08%
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 Juneau City and Borough, AK  0.93% ($42,091 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.51% ($46,944)
from Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area, AK  0.39% ($21,714)


10.24% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,321 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.24%
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 Juneau City and Borough, AK  0.89% ($37,313 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.83% ($31,733)
to King County, WA  0.36% ($22,846)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sitka:

  • KIFW (1230 AM; 1 kW; SITKA, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KINY (800 AM; 10 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA-JUNEAU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJNO (630 AM; 5 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KRSA (580 AM; 5 kW; PETERSBURG, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTKN (930 AM; 5 kW; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sitka:

  • K211BG (90.1 FM; SITKA, AK; Owner: RAVEN RADIO FOUNDATION)
  • K217EV (91.3 FM; SITKA, AK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KCAW (104.7 FM; SITKA, AK; Owner: RAVEN RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KSBZ (103.1 FM; SITKA, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • K235AC (94.9 FM; SITKA, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KAQU-LP (88.1 FM; SITKA, AK; Owner: CITY & BOROUGH OF SITKA)

TV broadcast stations around Sitka:

  • KTNL (Channel 13; SITKA, AK; Owner: KETCHIKAN TV, LLC)
  • K08KY (Channel 8; SITKA, AK; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNITY B/CING, INC.)
  • KSCT-LP (Channel 5; SITKA, AK; Owner: DAN ETULAIN)
  • K03GJ (Channel 3; SITKA, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

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

Sitka, Alaska:
  • Fatal accident count: 17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 20
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 18
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 47
  • 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 Sitka fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 62 meters (203ft)
Total average daily traffic: 24,850
Total average daily truck traffic: 253
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 29,515

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sitka)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Sitka, AK)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sitka)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 58 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Sitka)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 25
  • Service Call: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Sitka


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sitka, AK
Businesses in Sitka, AK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Super 81
FedEx1True Value1
McDonald's1Vans1

Sitka on our top lists:

  • #1 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+)"
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  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Health care (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Legal support workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Mathematical science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average yearly precipitation"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other workers' dormitories (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Water transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Gasoline stations (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and office occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military barracks, etc. (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Health care (population 5,000+)"
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