Ketchikan, Alaska

city in Alaska, USA

Ketchikan is a city in Alaska, United States. Ketchikan is on Revillagigedo Island.

View of the Newtown area in Ketchikan
View of the Newtown area in Ketchikan
Salmon Capital of the World, Rain Capital of Alaska, Alaska's First City
Ketchikan is located in Alaska
Location in Alaska
Coordinates: 55°21′00″N 131°40′24″W / 55.35000°N 131.67333°W / 55.35000; -131.67333
Country United States
State Alaska
BoroughKetchikan Gateway
IncorporatedAugust 25, 1900[1]
 • Total4.90 sq mi (12.70 km2)
 • Land3.81 sq mi (9.88 km2)
 • Water1.09 sq mi (2.82 km2)
0 ft (0 m)
 • Total8,192
 • Density2,147.88/sq mi (829.19/km2)
 • City and Borough
Time zoneUTC−9 (AKST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−8 (AKDT)
ZIP codes
99901, 99950[4]
Area code907
FIPS code02-38970
GNIS feature ID1423039, 2419408

Climate change

Ketchikan has a subarctic climate (Köppen climate classification: Cfb), with very high precipitation. It rivals Yakutat as the wettest "city" in the United States, with a yearly precipitation (1991−2020 normals) of 153 inches (3.89 m), which falls on 229 days of the year, including 39 inches (1 m) of snow, almost all of it falling from November through April. (However, with a yearly precipitation of 197.8 inches (5.02 m), the city of Whittier has more yearly precipitation than both Ketchikan and Yakutat, which makes it the wettest city in Alaska and the United States, and Yakutat and Ketchikan the second- and third-wettest cities in Alaska, respectively.[5])

References change

  1. 1996 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League/Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. January 1996. p. 78.
  2. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  3. "Ketchikan city, Alaska". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 7, 2023.
  4. "ZIP Codes by City". United States Postal Service. Retrieved 2013-09-06.
  5. "Whittier – Comprehensive Plan Update 2005" (PDF). September 26, 2005. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-21.