Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska

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Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska
Map of Alaska highlighting Kodiak Island Borough
Location in the state of Alaska
Map of the United States highlighting Alaska
Alaska's location in the U.S.
Incorporated September 24, 1963[1][2]
Seat Kodiak
Largest city Kodiak
 • Total 12,024 sq mi (31,142 km2)
 • Land 6,560 sq mi (16,990 km2)
 • Water 5,464 sq mi (14,152 km2), 45.44%
Population (Est.)
 • (2012) 14,239
 • Density 3/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Alaska: UTC-9/-8
Website www.kodiakak.us

Kodiak Island Borough is a borough located in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,592.[3] The borough seat is Kodiak.[4]


The borough has a total area of 12,024 square miles (31,142.0 km2), of which 6,560 square miles (16,990.3 km2) is land and 5,464 square miles (14,151.7 km2) (45.44%) is water.[5] Most of the land area belongs to Kodiak Island, but a thin strip of coastal area on the western part of the Alaska Peninsula and other nearby islands (Afognak Island, Shuyak Island, Marmot Island, Raspberry Island, Little Raspberry Island, Whale Island, Spruce Island, Woody Island, Uganik Island, Sitkalidak Island, Tugidak Island, Sitkinak Island, Chirikof Island, and the Semidi Islands) are also in the borough. The waterway between the island and mainland is known as the Shelikof Strait. South of the island are the open waters of the Pacific Ocean, so the site is considered good for launching certain types of satellites. The Kodiak Launch Complex is ideal for putting satellites in Molniya and polar orbits.

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National protected areas[edit]

Map of the Kodiak Island Borough and surrounding area.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 7,174
1970 9,409 31.2%
1980 9,939 5.6%
1990 13,309 33.9%
2000 13,913 4.5%
2010 13,592 −2.3%
Est. 2012 14,239 4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[7]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 13,913 people, 4,424 households, and 3,256 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 5,159 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 59.69% White, 0.96% Black or African American, 14.58% Native American, 16.04% Asian, 0.79% Pacific Islander, 2.78% from other races, and 5.16% from two or more races. 6.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 13.10% reported speaking Tagalog at home, while 5.28% speak Spanish [1].

There were 4,424 households out of which 45.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.40% were non-families. 19.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.52.

In the borough the population was spread out with 32.40% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 34.00% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 4.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 112.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.40 males.

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Government". Kodiak Island, AK - Official Website. Kodiak Island Borough. Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  2. ^ 1996 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League/Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. January 1996. p. 10. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 57°43′N 153°47′W / 57.71°N 153.78°W / 57.71; -153.78