Haines Borough, Alaska

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Haines Borough, Alaska
Map of Alaska highlighting Haines Borough
Location in the state of Alaska
Map of the United States highlighting Alaska
Alaska's location in the U.S.
Founded 29 August 1968[1]
Seat None (Consolidated city and borough)
 • Total 2,344 sq mi (6,071 km2)
 • Water 382 sq mi (989 km2), 14.02%
Population (Est.)
 • (2010) 2,508
 • Density 3/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Alaska: UTC-9/-8
Website www.hainesborough.us

Haines Borough is a home-rule borough located in the state of Alaska, United States. The official population was 2,508 at the 2010 census.


The borough has a total area of 2,726 square miles (7,060.3 km2), of which 2,344 square miles (6,070.9 km2) is land and 382 square miles (989.4 km2) (14.02%) is water.

Adjacent boroughs and census areas[edit]

Also shares eastern border with British Columbia, Canada.

National protected area[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 1,504
1980 1,680 11.7%
1990 2,117 26.0%
2000 2,392 13.0%
2010 2,508 4.8%
Est. 2012 2,552 1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[2]
2012 Estimate[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,392 people, 991 households, and 654 families residing in the borough. The population density was 0.88 people per square mile (0,34/km²). There were 1,419 housing units at an average density of 0.52 per square mile (0,20/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 82.53% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 11.50% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 4.64% from two or more races. 1.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 991 households out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.00% were married couples living together, 7.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.00% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 30.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 102.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.10 males.

Transportation "hub"[edit]

Haines is one of the northern stops on the Alaska Marine Highway. Many people who travel in winter travel to Haines by ferry to avoid travelling the "Alcan", or Alaska Highway.

Items of interest[edit]

Around November of each year, eagles descend en masse to feast on one of the salmon runs. Many photographers come to attain easily-accessible photos of eagles.


The borough's 2002 consolidation eliminated its sole remaining incorporated city, Haines, which became a census-designated place (CDP). Following are the CDPs located within the borough:

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Alaska: Individual County Chronologies". Newberry Library. 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 59°10′N 135°26′W / 59.16°N 135.44°W / 59.16; -135.44