Skagway, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 920.
Population change since 2000: +6.7%
Males: 486  (52.9%)
Females: 434  (47.1%)
Median resident age:

45.6 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 99840.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $70,065 (it was $49,375 in 2000)
Skagway:

$70,065
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $41,834 (it was $27,700 in 2000)

Skagway city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $295,163 (it was $148,500 in 2000)
Skagway:

$295,163
AK:

$273,100

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,059.

March 2019 cost of living index in Skagway: 108.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.5%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.7% for American Indian residents, 50.0% for other race residents, 4.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Skagway, AK (2017)
    • 72274.1%White alone
    • 858.7%Asian alone
    • 646.6%Hispanic
    • 495.0%American Indian alone
    • 454.6%Two or more races
    • 40.4%Black alone
    • 10.1%Other race alone

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

Crime rates in Skagway 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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(122.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(118.2)
1
(119.6)
1
(120.9)
5
(611.2)
1
(111.7)
2
(215.1)
2
(213.7)
2
(211.4)
3
(313.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(372.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2
(236.4)
4
(478.5)
1
(120.9)
5
(611.2)
8
(893.9)
5
(537.6)
4
(427.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(104.6)
2
(200.4)
3
(286.0)
1
(93.0)
2
(181.8)
1
(85.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
15
(1,773)
8
(956.9)
11
(1,330)
53
(6,479)
16
(1,788)
21
(2,258)
13
(1,389)
19
(2,008)
9
(941.4)
16
(1,603)
17
(1,621)
9
(837.2)
13
(1,182)
8
(679.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(118.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(241.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(107.5)
3
(320.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(90.9)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)120.695.7105.2522.0156.4179.6153.8122.6107.778.284.8114.467.333.1

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City-data.com crime index in Skagway, AK

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 11 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.40
Alaska average:

1.73
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Ancestries: European (9.3%), German (9.1%), Irish (9.1%), English (5.2%), Norwegian (3.9%), Italian (3.3%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1900

Elevation: 23 feet

Land area: 452.4 square miles.

Population density: 2.0 people per square mile   (very low).

Skagway, Alaska map

91 residents are foreign born (1.5% North America, 1.0% Europe).

This city:

9.3%
Alaska:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,652 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,574 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (507.9 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1917.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Lutak, AK (3.8 miles),
Haines, AK (4.1 miles ),
Klukwan, AK (4.6 miles),
Mud Bay, AK (4.7 miles),
Covenant Life, AK (5.2 miles),
Mosquito Lake, AK (5.5 miles ),
Excursion Inlet, AK (8.6 miles),
Gustavus, AK (8.6 miles )

Latitude: 59.47 N, Longitude: 135.31 W

Area code: 907

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

Skagway tourist attractions:

Most common industries in Skagway, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (14.5%)
  • Rail transportation (13.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.3%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.9%)
  • Rail transportation (17.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.0%)
  • Public administration (9.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.2%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (9.3%)
  • Rail transportation (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.5%)
Most common occupations in Skagway, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.5%)
  • Carpenters (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.0%)
  • Carpenters (7.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Construction laborers (5.4%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (5.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)

Average climate in Skagway, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Skagway-area historical earthquake activity is below Alaska state average. It is 278% 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 77.0 miles away from Skagway center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 435.6 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 11/30/1987 at 19:23:19, a magnitude 7.9 (6.7 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.1 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 262.4 miles away from Skagway center
On 7/30/1972 at 21:45:14, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 194.0 miles away from Skagway center
On 10/24/1927 at 15:59:44, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 145.5 miles away from the city 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 309.9 miles away from Skagway center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Skagway topographic map

Airports located in Skagway:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Skagway:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 511 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 511 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 549 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 900 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 903 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 922 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 925 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Skagway:

  • SKAGWAY SCHOOL (Students: 110, Location: 1563 MAIN STREET, Grades: PK-12)
See full list of schools located in Skagway

Library in Skagway:

  • SKAGWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $178,712; Location: 769 STATE STREET; 10,202 books; 193 audio materials; 1,163 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 59 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Skagway: Finnegans Point (A), White Pass (B), Clifton (C), Sturgills Camp and Picnic Area (D), Pleasant Camp (E), Sheep Camp (F), Hosfords Sawmill (G), Hasfords Sawmill (H), Laughton Glacier Cabin (I), Dyea Wharf Ruins (J), Liarsville Campground (K), Dyea (L), Skagway Volunteer Fire Department (M), Dahl Memorial Medical Clinic (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Summit Lake (A), Upper Dewey Lake (B), Lost Lake (C), Devils Punch Bowl (D), Goat Lake (E), Icy Lake (F), Lower Dewey Lake (G), Black Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Snyder Creek (A), Skagway River (B), Captain William Moore Creek (C), Burro Creek (D), West Creek (E), Dewey Creek (F), White Pass Fork (G), Taiya River (H), Kasidaya Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Skagway: Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Skagway City Museum (700 Spring Street) (1), Alaska Excursions (Tours & Charters; 5th Avenue) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: SGT Preston's Lodge (Po Box 538) (1), Chilkoot Trail Outpost (P. O. Box 286) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area 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 Skagway and their reported violations in the past:

SKAGWAY (Population served: 7,300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 116 regular monitoring violations
SKAGWAY BORDER STATION (Population served: 208, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
WHITE PASS RV PARK (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

54.9%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

10.7%
Whole state:

8.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
29 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Banks with branches in Skagway (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Skagway Branch at 605 Broadway, branch established on 1916/01/01. 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 Skagway:

Marital status in Skagway, AK
  • Never married: 31.6%
  • Now married: 49.8%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

For population 25 years and over in Skagway:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 14.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Alaska average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Skagway
2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Skagway, AK (based on Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic--
Evangelical Protestant--
Mainline Protestant--
Other--
None--
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:

Adult diabetes rate:
Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area:

6.9%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

34.3%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Skagway:

58.1%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

59.7%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Skagway:

27.8
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.4%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

6.2%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Skagway:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Skagway:

32.9%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

65.4%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Skagway:

82.9%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Skagway, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 15$60,641$48,5138$3,336
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 12$19,841$19,8412$1,485
Parks and Recreation 4$11,704$35,1120$0
Other Government Administration 4$13,386$40,1587$3,160
Police Protection - Officers 4$21,278$63,8340$0
Police - Other 3$8,550$34,2000$0
Streets and Highways 3$12,156$48,6240$0
Firefighters 2$8,288$49,7285$4,166
Solid Waste Management 2$7,100$42,6000$0
Other and Unallocable 2$7,042$42,2520$0
Sewerage 1$3,344$40,1280$0
Local Libraries 1$2,880$34,5602$2,806
Financial Administration 1$2,822$33,8640$0
Totals for Government 54$179,032$39,78524$14,953

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

  • Construction - Fire Protection: $115,000 ($125.00)
    General Public Buildings: $81,000 ($88.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $65,000 ($70.65)
    Natural Resources - Other: $64,000 ($69.57)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $15,000 ($16.30)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($13.04)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,800,000 ($1956.52)
    General - Other: $764,000 ($830.43)
    Police Protection: $535,000 ($581.52)
    Water Utilities: $422,000 ($458.70)
    Central Staff Services: $421,000 ($457.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $385,000 ($418.48)
    Fire Protection: $372,000 ($404.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $248,000 ($269.57)
    Health Services - Other: $184,000 ($200.00)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $171,000 ($185.87)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $119,000 ($129.35)
    Libraries: $96,000 ($104.35)
    Regular Highways: $84,000 ($91.30)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($17.39)
    Welfare - Other: $9,000 ($9.78)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $360,000 ($391.30)
    Fire Protection: $316,000 ($343.48)
    Police Protection: $61,000 ($66.30)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $39,000 ($42.39)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($25.00)
    General Public Building: $16,000 ($17.39)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,423,000 ($1546.74)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $26,000 ($28.26)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $242,000 ($263.04)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $188,000 ($204.35)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $76,000 ($82.61)
    Other: $75,000 ($81.52)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $22,000 ($23.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($16.30)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $217,000 ($235.87)
    Education: $120,000 ($130.43)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $220,000 ($239.13)
    Interest Earnings: $213,000 ($231.52)
    Property Sale Other: $71,000 ($77.17)
    General Revenue - Other: $17,000 ($18.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $312,000 ($339.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $828,000 ($900.00)
    General Support: $140,000 ($152.17)
    Other: $94,000 ($102.17)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $3,455,000 ($3755.43)
    Property: $1,076,000 ($1169.57)
    Other Selective Sales: $142,000 ($154.35)
    Other: $40,000 ($43.48)
    Public Utilities: $25,000 ($27.17)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding - Full Faith and Credit - Water Utilities: $790,000 ($858.70)
    Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $483,000 ($525.00)
    Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $307,000 ($333.70)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Deposits: $6,341,000 ($6892.39)

Businesses in Skagway, AK

  • True Value: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Skagway:

  • KINY (800 AM; 10 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA-JUNEAU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJNO (630 AM; 5 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KRSA (580 AM; 5 kW; PETERSBURG, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Skagway:

  • K220BK (91.9 FM; SKAGWAY, AK; Owner: LYNN CANAL BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Skagway:

  • K11QE (Channel 11; SKAGWAY, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K13QQ (Channel 13; SKAGWAY, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 108ft / 33.1mTotal length
  • $670,000Total costs
  • 5,862Total average daily traffic
  • 779Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,562Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Skagway)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Skagway, AK)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Skagway)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Skagway)

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 fires per year is 11. The highest number of fires - 26 took place in 2009, and the least - 5 in 2004. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Skagway, AK When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (47.3%), and Structure Fires (41.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Skagway, AK
    • 8947.3%Outside Fires
    • 7841.5%Structure Fires
    • 2010.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 10.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Skagway, AK
Most common first names in Skagway, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Edward368.7 years
James359.0 years
William377.6 years
Evelyn283.1 years
Frances287.5 years
Helen277.0 years
Barbara273.6 years
John271.0 years
Margaret272.0 years
Robert252.5 years
Most common last names in Skagway, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Knapp377.7 years
Burfield278.0 years
Hosford275.1 years
Frolander289.5 years
Flynn272.6 years
Godbey281.5 years
Clark279.0 years
Boss269.5 years
Mayer271.0 years
Soldin275.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Skagway, AK
  • 77.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.4%Wood
  • 2.3%Other fuel
  • 1.8%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Skagway, AK
  • 71.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.8%Electricity
  • 7.9%Utility gas
  • 3.7%Wood
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Skagway compared to Alaska state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above 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.

Skagway on our top lists:

  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Philippines (population 500+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 500+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
There are 7 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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