Sitka, Alaska

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Population in 2017: 8,689 (78% urban, 22% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.7%
 
Males: 4,432  (51.0%)
Females: 4,257  (49.0%)
Median resident age:

40.1 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 99835.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $73,649 (it was $51,901 in 2000)
Sitka:

$73,649
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $35,675 (it was $23,622 in 2000)

Sitka city and borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $347,239 (it was $174,700 in 2000)
Sitka:

$347,239
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $349,652; detached houses: $399,228; townhouses or other attached units: $376,340; in 2-unit structures: $374,778; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $264,133; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $654,593; mobile homes: $59,586; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $147,297

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,043.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sitka: 91.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.0%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.7% for Black residents, 4.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.7% for American Indian residents, 12.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sitka, AK (2017)
    • 5,44060.7%White alone
    • 1,16513.0%American Indian alone
    • 8859.9%Two or more races
    • 6777.6%Asian alone
    • 5866.5%Hispanic
    • 1792.0%Black alone
    • 330.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Sitka detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Sitka, Alaska as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sitka is 449 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Sitka by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.4)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
10
(111.6)
4
(44.1)
9
(100.8)
3
(33.8)
7
(78.7)
3
(34.2)
1
(11.1)
1
(11.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(34.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(22.3)
1
(11.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(22.5)
2
(22.8)
3
(33.2)
1
(11.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.4)
4
(46.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
19
(212.1)
11
(121.2)
22
(246.3)
9
(101.4)
9
(101.2)
28
(318.8)
12
(132.8)
10
(110.4)
7
(77.0)
6
(66.3)
13
(146.9)
9
(101.9)
12
(137.4)
17
(198.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
39
(435.3)
24
(264.5)
21
(235.1)
18
(202.7)
18
(202.3)
19
(216.3)
28
(309.8)
17
(187.6)
21
(230.9)
37
(408.8)
10
(113.0)
12
(135.8)
12
(137.4)
17
(198.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
298
(3,326)
255
(2,811)
250
(2,799)
273
(3,075)
229
(2,574)
182
(2,072)
167
(1,848)
120
(1,325)
174
(1,914)
195
(2,154)
132
(1,492)
133
(1,505)
145
(1,660)
196
(2,282)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
25
(279.0)
18
(198.4)
19
(212.7)
41
(461.8)
22
(247.3)
21
(239.1)
4
(44.3)
6
(66.2)
12
(132.0)
7
(77.3)
5
(56.5)
4
(45.3)
6
(68.7)
14
(163.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(22.3)
1
(11.0)
2
(22.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.2)
1
(11.4)
1
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.4)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)324.2209.6275.3243.9226.8215.1144.5105.6118.7134.2104.9120.9135.3171.8

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City-data.com crime index in Sitka, AK

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 25 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Alaska average:

1.73
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Ancestries: German (11.3%), American (6.6%), Irish (4.9%), English (3.8%), Norwegian (3.7%), European (3.2%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated on 09/24/1963

Land area: 2874.0 square miles.

Population density: 3.0 people per square mile   (very low).

795 residents are foreign born (2.9% Asia, 2.0% Europe).

This borough:

8.9%
Alaska:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,935 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,763 (0.5%)

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: +71 (+0.8%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 4,425 (96.9%)

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Sitka, AK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sitka, AK in 2017

Sitka tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

7.2%
Alaska:

7.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +198 (+2.3%).
Most common industries in Sitka, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (18.2%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.2%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.8%)
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Public administration (7.9%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.5%)
  • Educational services (15.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Social assistance (5.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.0%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Sitka, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (11.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Carpenters (3.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (8.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)

Average climate in Sitka, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Sitka-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 126% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 102.7 miles away from the city center
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 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 514.1 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
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 11/30/1987 at 19:23:19, a magnitude 7.9 (6.7 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.1 ML) earthquake occurred 292.8 miles away from Sitka center
On 3/6/1988 at 22:35:38, a magnitude 7.8 (6.8 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.8 MW, 7.4 ML) earthquake occurred 278.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Hospitals and medical centers in Sitka:

  • MT EDGECUMBE HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 222 TONGASS DR)
  • SITKA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 209 MOLLER DRIVE)
  • SITKA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL-LTC (209 MOLLER AVENUE)

Airports and other landing facilities located in Sitka:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sitka:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 586 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 587 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 680 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 782 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 785 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 796 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 807 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high schools in Sitka:

Private high school in Sitka:

  • SITKA SDA SCHOOL (Students: 6, Location: 1613 HALIBUT POINT RD, Grades: 2-9)

Public elementary/middle schools in Sitka:

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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)

Points of interest:

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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:

USFS STARRIGAVAN RECREATION AREA, SITKA (Address: 6000 HALIBUT POINT ROAD , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-11-2011 to DEC-06-2011)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 33 regular monitoring violations

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

  • SITKA (Address: 100 ALICE LOOP , Population served: 9,644, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Sitka:

Marital status in Sitka, AK
  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

For population 25 years and over in Sitka:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Alaska average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sitka
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Religion statistics for Sitka, AK (based on Sitka City and Borough data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant92810
Mainline Protestant8025
Catholic4601
Other4054
Orthodox3001
None5,986-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Here:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

2.26 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

12.45 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Sitka:

52.0%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Sitka:

51.0%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Sitka:

28.4
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.8%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sitka:

9.6%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Sitka:

6.8
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Sitka:

33.0%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Sitka:

59.3%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.1%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sitka, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 159$961,806$72,58934$25,254
Hospitals 95$575,613$72,70964$277,596
Firefighters 32$62,147$23,3051$1,667
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 28$140,946$60,40536$66,516
Electric Power 25$209,560$100,5893$1,882
Financial Administration 21$114,107$65,2040$0
Other and Unallocable 18$116,549$77,6994$13,275
Other Government Administration 16$62,419$46,8140$0
Police Protection - Officers 12$84,772$84,7720$0
Police - Other 11$61,524$67,1170$0
Sewerage 10$65,255$78,3060$0
Water Transport and Terminals 9$40,479$53,9721$2,445
Streets and Highways 5$25,622$61,4931$2,856
Local Libraries 5$23,945$57,46812$8,483
Correction 5$21,871$52,4900$0
Parks and Recreation 3$12,342$49,3681$1,984
Water Supply 3$18,467$73,8680$0
Judicial and Legal 2$15,290$91,7400$0
Health 1$3,906$46,8720$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 460$2,616,620$68,260157$401,958

Sitka government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $8,587,000 ($988.26)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $5,767,000 ($663.71)
    Electric Utilities: $3,677,000 ($423.18)
    Sewerage: $1,956,000 ($225.11)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $582,000 ($66.98)
    General - Other: $434,000 ($49.95)
    Air Transportation: $129,000 ($14.85)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $29,299,000 ($3371.96)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $23,061,000 ($2654.05)
    Electric Utilities: $8,813,000 ($1014.27)
    Police Protection: $4,615,000 ($531.13)
    Regular Highways: $3,686,000 ($424.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,633,000 ($418.11)
    Central Staff Services: $2,906,000 ($334.45)
    General - Other: $2,875,000 ($330.88)
    Sewerage: $2,504,000 ($288.18)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $2,230,000 ($256.65)
    Financial Administration: $2,069,000 ($238.12)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,711,000 ($196.92)
    Water Utilities: $1,283,000 ($147.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,025,000 ($117.97)
    Libraries: $879,000 ($101.16)
    General Public Buildings: $813,000 ($93.57)
    Air Transportation: $589,000 ($67.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $588,000 ($67.67)
    Health - Other: $334,000 ($38.44)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $209,000 ($24.05)
    Natural Resources - Other: $78,000 ($8.98)
    Public Welfare - Other: $70,000 ($8.06)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,215,000 ($715.27)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $308,000 ($35.45)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $250,000 ($28.77)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $49,052,000 ($5645.30)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $93,000 ($10.70)

Sitka government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $23,185,000 ($2668.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,252,000 ($374.27)
    Sewerage: $3,070,000 ($353.32)
    Other: $2,613,000 ($300.73)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $2,609,000 ($300.26)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $497,000 ($57.20)
    Air Transportation: $393,000 ($45.23)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $141,000 ($16.23)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,602,000 ($184.37)
    Other: $606,000 ($69.74)
    Education: $557,000 ($64.10)
    Natural Resources: $545,000 ($62.72)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,555,000 ($178.96)
    General Revenue - Other: $825,000 ($94.95)
    Rents: $227,000 ($26.12)
    Donations From Private Sources: $95,000 ($10.93)
    Fines and Forfeits: $85,000 ($9.78)
    Special Assessments: $24,000 ($2.76)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $14,251,000 ($1640.12)
    Water Utilities: $2,238,000 ($257.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $18,558,000 ($2135.80)
    Health and Hospitals: $6,485,000 ($746.35)
    Other: $2,779,000 ($319.83)
    Electric Utilities: $2,294,000 ($264.01)
    Highways: $2,108,000 ($242.61)
    Water Utilities: $1,838,000 ($211.53)
    General Local Government Support: $1,080,000 ($124.30)
    Sewerage: $456,000 ($52.48)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,531,000 ($1211.99)
    Property: $6,640,000 ($764.18)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,353,000 ($155.71)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $490,000 ($56.39)
    Other License: $203,000 ($23.36)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($0.12)

Sitka government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $188,508,000 ($21695.02)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $181,081,000 ($20840.26)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,300,000 ($840.14)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,333,000 ($153.41)

Sitka government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,321,000 ($497.30)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $56,944,000 ($6553.57)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,720,000 ($2729.89)

7.52% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,918 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.52%
Alaska average:

7.70%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

8.13% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,391 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.13%
Alaska average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Juneau City and Borough, AK  0.95% ($55,194 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.69% ($50,654)
Businesses in Sitka, AK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Super 81
FedEx1True Value1
McDonald's1Vans1

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)
Sitka fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Sitka fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 58Number of bridges
  • 499ft / 152mTotal length
  • $256,000Total costs
  • 23,729Total average daily traffic
  • 241Total average daily truck traffic
  • 29,595Total future (year 2000) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sitka, AK - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 221980-1989
  • 111990-1999
  • 132000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sitka, AK
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sitka)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 90 (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 Sitka, AK)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (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: 99 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sitka)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 59 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Sitka)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 17. The highest number of fires - 35 took place in 2013, and the least - 3 in 2006. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Sitka, AK When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (51.7%), and Outside Fires (26.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sitka, AK
    • 15151.7%Structure Fires
    • 7626.0%Outside Fires
    • 5117.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 144.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sitka, AK

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sitka, Alaska:

  • Mountain View Bed & Breakfast, 201 Cascade CRK Rd, Sitka, Alaska 99835 , Phone: (907) 747-8966
  • Biorka Bed & Breakfast, 611 Biorka St, Sitka, Alaska 99835 , Phone: (907) 747-3111
  • Mountain Bed & Breakfast, PO Box 119, Sitka, Alaska 99835 , Phone: (907) 747-8966
  • Westmark Sitka, 330 Seward St, Sitka, Alaska 99835 , Phone: (907) 747-6241, Fax: (907) 747-5486
  • Shee Atika Totem Square Inn, 201 Katlian St, Sitka, Alaska 99835 , Phone: (907) 747-3693, Fax: (907) 747-2839
  • A Blueberry Inn, 4610 Halibut Point Rd, Sitka, Alaska 99835 , Phone: (907) 747-4589, Fax: (907) 747-6100
  • Sitka Super 8 Motel, 404 Sawmill Creek Rd, Sitka, Alaska 99835 , Phone: (907) 747-8804, Fax: (907) 747-6101
  • Aspen Suites Hotel Sitka, 210 Lake St, Sitka, Alaska 99835 , Phone: (907) 747-3477, Fax: (907) 747-1425
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sitka, Alaska
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sitka, AK
  • 55.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 31.8%Electricity
  • 5.0%Wood
  • 4.0%Utility gas
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sitka, AK
  • 45.8%Electricity
  • 40.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.1%Utility gas
  • 5.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Wood
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel


Sitka compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Sitka on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in crews of maritime vessels (population 1,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military ships (population 1,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Europe, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a bicycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people walking to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in job corps and vocational training facilities (population 1,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse (population 1,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 (99835) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Welsh first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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