Kake, Alaska

city in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, Alaska, United States

Kake is a town in Alaska, United States. It is on the northwest coast of Kupreanof Island.

Kake, Alaska
Flag of Kake, Alaska
Location in Alaska
Location in Alaska
Coordinates: 56°58′15″N 133°56′02″W / 56.97083°N 133.93389°W / 56.97083; -133.93389
CountryUnited States
Census AreaPrince of Wales-Hyder
IncorporatedNovember 3, 1951[1]
 • Total13.51 sq mi (34.98 km2)
 • Land7.67 sq mi (19.87 km2)
 • Water5.83 sq mi (15.11 km2)
56 ft (17 m)
 • Total543
 • Density70.77/sq mi (27.32/km2)
Time zoneUTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
Area code907
FIPS code02-36770
GNIS feature ID1422926, 2419403

The town name comes from a Tlingit word that means “mouth of dawn” or “opening of daylight”.

References change

  1. Alaska City Officials Directory 1959–1960. Information Bulletin Number 23. Palmer: League of Alaskan Cities. December 1959. p. 11.
  2. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  3. "Kake city, Alaska". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 7, 2023.