Coffman Cove, Alaska

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Coffman Cove
City
Motto: "Alaska's Hidden Secret on Prince of Wales Island!"
Coffman Cove is located in Alaska
Coffman Cove
Coffman Cove
Location in Alaska
Coordinates: 56°00′44″N 132°49′44″W / 56.01222°N 132.82889°W / 56.01222; -132.82889Coordinates: 56°00′44″N 132°49′44″W / 56.01222°N 132.82889°W / 56.01222; -132.82889
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Unorganized
Founded 1886
Incorporated October 23, 1989[1]
Government
 • Mayor Randy Neuberger[2]
Area
 • Total 14.8 sq mi (38.5 km2)
 • Land 10.4 sq mi (26.9 km2)
 • Water 4.5 sq mi (11.6 km2)
Elevation 56 ft (17 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 199
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
Zip code 99918
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-16360
GNIS feature ID 1669437
Website www.CCAlaska.com

Coffman Cove is a city in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, Alaska, in the United States. It is located on Prince of Wales Island. The population was 199 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Coffman Cove is located at 56°0′44″N 132°49′44″W / 56.01222°N 132.82889°W / 56.01222; -132.82889 (56.012137, -132.828840).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.9 square miles (39 km2), of which, 10.4 square miles (27 km2) of it is land and 4.5 square miles (12 km2) of it (30.03%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 199 people, 63 households, and 42 families residing in the city. The population density was 19.2 people per square mile (7.4/km²). There were 99 housing units at an average density of 9.5 per square mile (3.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.44% White, 0.50% Black or African American, 2.51% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 5.03% from other races, and 4.02% from two or more races. 1.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 63 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the age distribution of the population shows 21.1% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 32.2% from 45 to 64, and 6.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 168.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 180.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $43,750, and the median income for a family was $44,861. Males had a median income of $52,031 versus $31,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,249. About 6.7% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 21.4% of those sixty five or over.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Coffman Cove - Tongass National Forest
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 35.4
(1.9)
37.7
(3.2)
47.7
(8.7)
54.2
(12.3)
59.6
(15.3)
65.4
(18.6)
64.6
(18.1)
59.4
(15.2)
50.1
(10.1)
41.4
(5.2)
38.4
(3.6)
49.6
(9.8)
50.29
(10.17)
Average low °F (°C) 23.7
(−4.6)
25.0
(−3.9)
33.4
(0.8)
37.5
(3.1)
43.4
(6.3)
48.5
(9.2)
48.0
(8.9)
42.7
(5.9)
37.0
(2.8)
30.2
(−1)
27.6
(−2.4)
35.4
(1.9)
36.03
(2.25)
Precipitation inches (mm) 9.8
(249)
7.3
(185)
6.2
(157)
5.9
(150)
4.9
(124)
4.5
(114)
3.6
(91)
4.0
(102)
7.0
(178)
12.3
(312)
7.4
(188)
9.1
(231)
81.8
(2,078)
Source: Weatherbase [5]

Transportation[edit]

Air[edit]

Klawock Airport is the only airport on Prince of Wales Island serving wheeled aircraft. Regular scheduled and charter float planes provide service to many of the island's coastal communities, including Coffman Cove. Scheduled service to Coffman Cove is provided by Taquan Air.

Ferry[edit]

On March 12, 2009, the Inter-Island Ferry Authority announced[6] that ferry service to Coffman Cove would be suspended for the reminder of 2009. At this time, service has not been resumed, and there is no other scheduled ferry service serving the community. Ferry service between Hollis and Ketchikan will continue to operate on a regular schedule.

Roads[edit]

Prince of Wales island's road system is composed primarily of forest logging roads, with the more heavily-traveled routes between island communities upgraded. Many of the roads on the island have been upgraded and paved. Coffman Cove and other communities are now connected by wide, modern roads well bedded, paved with asphalt.

Shuttles/Taxi[edit]

There are a few shuttle bus or taxi cab companies (based in Craig & Klawock) providing regular service between Coffman Cove & the Hollis ferry terminal and the other island communities.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1996 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League/Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. January 1996. p. 41. 
  2. ^ "Community: Coffman Cove". Community Database Online. Juneau: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Division of Community and Regional Affairs. February 11, 2014. Retrieved February 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Coffman Cove - Tongass National Forest, Alaska". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved November 24, 2011. 
  6. ^ http://www.interislandferry.com/News_09-03-13.pdf
  7. ^ "Prince of Wales island transportation". Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce. 

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