Sitka Sitka City and Borough, Alaska

Sitka: City-borough in Alaska, USA

About

Sitka is a city located in the county of Sitka City and Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Its population at the 2010 census was 8,881. After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 8,493 inhabitants.

The city was created 223 years ago in 1799.

Sitka Quick Facts

Population : 8,493 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Alaska (United States)
County : Sitka City and Borough
Different from : Michael Silka
Postal code : 99835
Phone Area Codes : 907
Official name : Sitka
Water as percent of area : 40.34%
Land as percent of area : 59.66%
Altitude : 26 feet / 8 meters
Capital city : Sitka is capital of Russian America
Establishment : January 01, 1799 (223 years ago)
Time Zone : Alaska Time Zone
Local time : 11:01:37 (24th May 2022)
Population growth : -4.57% (2010-2019)
Sitka locator map
Location of Sitka on Alaska map.
Sitka Harbor image
Sitka Harbor
Sitka Harbor image

Geography

Sitka is located at 57°3'11"N 135°19'51"W (57.0531500, -135.3308800).

Sitka map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Sitka decreased by 4.57% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 8,881 - census
2011 8,884 0.03% estimation process
2012 9,017 1.47% estimation process
2013 8,973 -0.49% estimation process
2014 8,838 -1.53% estimation process
2015 8,778 -0.68% estimation process
2016 8,736 -0.48% estimation process
2017 8,641 -1.1% estimation process
2018 8,554 -1.02% estimation process
2019 8,493 -0.72% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 19,726
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 15,276
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 29.1%
April 1, 2020 Population : 20,471
April 1, 2010 Population : 15,276
People under 5 years old, percentage : 3.9%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 15.7%
People over 65 (%) : 41.0%
Female persons, % : 51.0%
White only, percent : 86.2%
Black or African American alone, percent : 1.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.7%
Asians alone % : 2.8%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.2%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.3%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 22.5%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 71.1%
2015-2019 Veterans : 2,418
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 11.3%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 72.8%

Sitka zip code is 99835. County name: Sitka, County fips: 02220

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 72.8%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $236,700
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,229
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $384
2015-2019 median gross rent : $879
2015-2019 Households : 8,042
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.28
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 79.7%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 17.7%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 89.9%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 81.2%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 88.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 23.3%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 10.8%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 13.6%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 39.3%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 39.4%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 204,275
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 87,712
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 163,080
2012 total retail sales per capita : $10,153
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 15.4
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $55,542
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $30,423
Percentage of people living in poverty : 8.4%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,477
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 749
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 433
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 261
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,138
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 206
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,192
2010 population per square mile : 478.9
2010 land area in square miles : 31.89

People born in Sitka (9)

People born in Sitka, including Finnish politician and journalist, editor Annie Furuhjelm, musician Halie Loren, politician Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, .

List

  • R. N. DeArmond (American historian, journalist, writer) he was born in 29/09/1911
  • Evangeline Atwood (American historian/activist/philanthropist) she was born in 01/01/1906
  • Nicholas Galanin (American artist) he was born in 01/01/1979
  • Wrangell, Wilhelm Peter Georg Adolph v., seit 1855 Bar. he was born in 01/01/1831
  • Devvyn Hawkins (American soccer player) she was born in 29/11/1980
  • Ross Venneberg (trumpet player)

Post offices near Sitka

Post Office Name City ZIP
Sitka Post Office Sitka (AK) 99835

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Sitka , Kansas township in Clark County, Kansas with a population of 56 people.

Distance to Other Cities

Sitka distances to largest Alaska cities