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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (32.5%), Retail trade (10.9%).
Detached houses: $403,202Here:$403,202State:$264,617
Townhouses or other attached units: $285,992Here:$285,992State:$213,298
In 2-unit structures: $644,048Here:$644,048State:$253,086
In 3-to-4-unit structures: $24,627Here:$24,627State:$248,602
Mobile homes: $70,729Here:$70,729State:$42,305
Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $15,989Here:$15,989State:$62,044
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average cost (in $1000s)
Obama (Democratic): 50.3%
McCain (Republican): 48.1%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,390 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,277 (0.4%)
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sitka City and Borough is $745 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $889 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1295 a month.
Cities in this county include: Sitka, Port Alexander.
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Neighboring counties: Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area , Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area .
Current college students: 575
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 29.5%
Number of foreign born residents: 447 (61% naturalized citizens)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.5 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 97.2%
Housing units in Sitka City and Borough with a mortgage: 825 (44 second mortgage, 42 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 350
Class of Workers
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
Most common first ancestries reported in Sitka City and Borough (%):
9.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,183 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.07% relocated from other counties in Alaska ($13,997 average AGI)
6.00% relocated from other states ($27,186 average AGI)Sitka City and Borough:6.00%Alaska average:6.06%
10.24% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,321 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.20% relocated to other counties in Alaska ($12,250 average AGI)
7.04% relocated to other states ($24,068 average AGI)Sitka City and Borough:7.04%Alaska average:6.19%
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.7
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 843 (749 aged, 94 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
1,834 spouses, 2,699 children (2,436 natural, 114 adopted, 149 stepchildren), 93 grandchildren, 33 brothers or sisters, 31 parents, 133 other relatives, 181 non-relatives
Size of family households: 855 2-persons, 622 3-persons, 446 4-persons, 188 5-persons, 46 6-persons, 88 7-or-more-persons.
Size of nonfamily households: 800 1-person, 196 2-persons, 24 3-persons, 12 4-persons, 4 5-persons.
90.4% of residents of Sitka City and Borough speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
5.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
2.4% of residents speak other language at home (90% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
Population growth in Sitka City and Borough
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.18 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)
Year house built
44% of Sitka City and Borough residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
Out of people who lived in different counties, 30% lived in Alaska.
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $162,500
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Educational Attainment (%)
School Enrollment by Level of School (%)
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)
Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)
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