Hoonah–Angoon Census Area, Alaska

Hoonah–Angoon Census Area is a census area located in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,150.[2] It is part of the unorganized borough and therefore has no borough seat. Its largest community is the city of Hoonah.

Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska
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Inland Passage to Dicks Arm, view from Cape Spencer Light
Map of Alaska highlighting Hoonah-Angoon Census Area

Location within the U.S. state of Alaska
Map of the United States highlighting Alaska

Alaska's location within the U.S.
Largest cityHoonah
 • Total10,914 sq mi (28,267 km2)
 • Land7,525 sq mi (19,490 km2)
 • Water3,389 sq mi (8,777 km2), 31.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2018)2,151
 • Density0.29/sq mi (0.11/km2)
Congressional districtAt-large
Time zoneAlaska: UTC−9/−8


Map of Alaska highlighting Skagway-Yakutat-Angoon Census Area
Boundaries of the former Skagway-Yakutat-Angoon Census Area.

The census area was significantly larger in the 1990 census, at which time it was the Skagway–Yakutat–Angoon Census Area. After Yakutat was incorporated as a consolidated-city borough on September 22, 1992, it was renamed Skagway–Hoonah–Angoon Census Area;[3] When Skagway followed suit on June 20, 2007,[4][5] the census area assumed its current name.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the census area has a total area of 10,914 square miles (28,270 km2), of which 7,525 square miles (19,490 km2) is land and 3,389 square miles (8,780 km2) (31.1%) is water.[6] A map showing its current boundaries is shown here:[7]

Adjacent boroughs and census areas

National protected areas


Map of Alaska highlighting Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area
Map of the former Skagway–Hoonah–Angoon Census Area
Note: Demographic data below is for the former "Skagway–Hoonah–Angoon" Census Area, which still includes Skagway Borough.
Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20182,151[8]0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 3,436 people, 1,369 households, and 866 families residing in the census area. The population density was 0.30 people per square mile (0.12/km²). There are 2,108 housing units. The racial makeup of the census area was 58.15% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 35.01% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.96% from other races, and 5.21% from two or more races. 2.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 3.95% reported speaking Tlingit at home, while 1.83% speak Spanish [1].

There were 1,369 households out of which 30.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.30% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.70% were non-families. 30.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the census area, the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 29.50% from 25 to 44, 29.30% from 45 to 64, and 7.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 116.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.70 males.



Census-designated places

Other unincorporated places

See also


  1. ^ The census area acquired its current name in 2007, after Skagway Borough was created.
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 31, 2014. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  3. ^ Population of Alaska by Labor Market Region, Borough and Census Area, 1990–1999, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed January 20, 2009.
  4. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/www/ansi/changenotes.html
  5. ^ June 5, 2008 election, Skaguay News, summer edition, 2008. Page 17.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  7. ^ Map: Hoonah-Angoon Census Area Archived August 11, 2009, at the Wayback Machine Alaska Department of Labor
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.

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Coordinates: 58°08′N 135°09′W / 58.133°N 135.150°W

Cape Spencer (Alaska)

Cape Spencer is a headland on the Alaska shore, at the side of the entrance to Cross Sound west of Juneau, Alaska. Located in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, it is the site of the Cape Spencer Light.

Chatham Strait

Chatham Strait, or Shee ya xhaak in the Tlingit language, is a narrow passage of the Alexander Archipelago in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Alaska. It separates Chichagof Island and Baranof Island to its west from Admiralty Island and Kuiu Island on its east.

It is 150 miles (240 km) long and extends southward from the junction of Icy Strait and Lynn Canal to the open sea. The strait is deep and 5–16 km (3–10 miles) wide.

Cross Sound

Cross Sound is a passage in the Alexander Archipelago in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Alaska, located between Chichagof Island to its south and the mainland to its north. It is 48 km (30 mi) long and extends from the Gulf of Alaska to Icy Strait.

Cross Sound was named by James Cook in 1778 because he found it on May 3, designated on his calendar as Holy Cross day.The Cape Spencer Light marks the north side of the entrance to the sound from the Gulf of Alaska.

Dicks Arm is an inlet on northern Cross Sound.

Fairweather Range

The Fairweather Range is the unofficial name for a mountain range located in the U.S. state of Alaska and the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is the southernmost range of the Saint Elias Mountains. The northernmost section of the range is situated in Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park while the southernmost section resides in Glacier Bay National Park, in the Hoonah-Angoon Census Area. In between it goes through the southeastern corner of Yakutat Borough.

Peaks of this range include Mount Fairweather, the highest point in British Columbia and Mount Quincy Adams 4,150 m (13,615 ft).

Frederick Sound

This article is for the sound in Alaska, United States. For the sound in British Columbia, Canada, see Frederick Sound (Canada).

Frederick Sound (also called Prince Frederick Sound or Prince Frederick's Sound) is a passage of water in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska that separates Kupreanof Island to the south from Admiralty Island in the north.

Frederick Sound was named by Captain George Vancouver for Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany. It was first charted in 1794 by two of his men, Joseph Whidbey and James Johnstone. The sound may also be known as the Russian transliteration Fridrikhe Zund.

The sound is a popular location for watching whales in the summer and is busy marine passageway for both Alaska Marine Highway ferries and cruise ships.

The sound is home to the Five Finger Islands Light.

Funter Bay

Funter Bay is a two-mile-long (3 km) bay on the western side of Admiralty Island near its northern tip, in the Alexander Archipelago of the U.S. state of Alaska. It lies within the Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, in the Unorganized Borough of Alaska.

Funter Bay was the site of a World War II internment camp for Aleuts relocated 1500 miles from their homes. It was "the site of an abandoned cannery in which the St. Paul evacuees were housed. The St. George camp was across the bay at an old mine site.". The injustices they suffered were the subject of the US Congress' Aleut Restitution Act of 1988.

Glacier Bay Wilderness

Glacier Bay Wilderness is a wilderness area in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in the U.S. state of Alaska. It consists of the park section of 3.28-million-acre (13,300 km2) Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Surrounded by a spectacular, glaciated horseshoe rim of mountains, the bay is sheltered by the Fairweather Range to the west and the Saint Elias Mountains on the north. The highest peaks, topped by Mount Fairweather at 15,300 feet (4,700 m), stand almost three miles (5 km) above the sea and attract intrepid mountaineers. No trails exist, but backpacking is growing increasingly popular, often along numerous icy streams sometimes welcoming and sometimes choked with brush. Brown and black bears are numerous on shore. Firearms are not permitted in the park section.

King Salmon River (Admiralty Island)

The King Salmon River is a small stream on the northern tip of Admiralty Island of Southeast Alaska, United States.

It flows eastward then south for a total distance of 11 miles (18 km) from headwaters in the low mountains just south of Eagle Peak into King Salmon Bay of the Seymour Canal. Its entire course lies within Kootznoowoo Wilderness of the Admiralty Island National Monument.

A relatively small river, it is not navigable. Besides its namesake king salmon, the river hosts a large annual run of pink salmon.

Kootznoowoo Wilderness

The temperate rainforests of Admiralty Island's Kootznoowoo Wilderness are unique among the 5,700,000 acres (2,300,000 ha) of federally protected Wilderness in Southeast Alaska.

The island's towering cathedrals of old growth Sitka spruce and western hemlock could not be more different from the glaciers and alpine tundra found in nearby Wilderness Areas such as Tracy Arm or Misty Fjords.

These ancient forests are home to the highest concentrations of brown bears in the world, as well as thousands of bald eagles, Sitka Black-tailed Deer, boreal toads, and all five species of Alaskan salmon.

The Kootznoowoo Wilderness includes most of Admiralty Island, except for the Mansfield Peninsula, the village of Angoon, and Native lands along the island's western shore.

The Wilderness is part of Admiralty Island National Monument, which itself is part of Tongass National Forest.

Lamplugh Glacier

Lamplugh Glacier is an 8-mile-long (13 km) glacier located in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in the U.S. state of Alaska. It leads north to its 1961 terminus in Johns Hopkins Inlet, 1.4 miles (2.3 km) west of Ptarmigan Creek and 76 miles (122 km) northwest of Hoonah. The glacier was named by Lawrence Martin of the U.S. Geological Survey around 1912 for English geologist George William Lamplugh (1859–1926), who visited Glacier Bay in 1884.

Mount Crillon

Mount Crillon is a high peak of the Fairweather Range, the southernmost part of the Saint Elias Mountains. It lies southeast of Mount Fairweather, in the promontory between the Gulf of Alaska and Glacier Bay. It is included in Glacier Bay National Park. The peak was named after Felix-Francois-Dorothee de Bretton, Comte de Crillon, by his friend, the French explorer Jean Francois de Galaup de la Perouse.

Mount Quincy Adams (Fairweather Range)

Mount Quincy Adams (alternate Name Boundary Peak 163) is a mountain located on the border between United States and Canada. It is named after John Quincy Adams (1767–1848), the sixth president of the United States.

The southern and eastern flanks of the mountain are in Glacier Bay National Park, in Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska. The northern and northwestern flanks are in Tatshenshini-Alsek Park, in Stikine Region, British Columbia, making it the second highest peak in B.C. Mount Quincy Adams is flanked to the west by Mount Fairweather 4,671 m (15,325 ft).

National Register of Historic Places listings in Hoonah–Angoon Census Area, Alaska

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Hoonah–Angoon Census Area, Alaska.

This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska, United States. The locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in a Google map.There are 20 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the census area.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted July 12, 2019.

Reid Glacier

Reid Glacier is an 11-mile-long (18 km) glacier in the U.S. state of Alaska. It trends north to Reid Inlet in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, two miles (3 km) south of Glacier Bay and 72 miles (116 km) northwest of Hoonah. It was named by members of the Harriman Alaska Expedition for Harry Fielding Reid.

San Juan Islands (Alaska)

The San Juan Islands are a small archipelago in the Alaska Panhandle, located 53 miles east of Sitka, in Pybus Bay on the southeast flank of Admiralty Island.

Sebree Island

Sebree Island is an island in Muir Inlet, Glacier Bay in Alaska. It is named for United States Navy officer and Governor of American Samoa Rear Admiral Uriel Sebree. Island also known as Headland Island as it was called by Cushing in 1891 (p. 228).Sebree Peak is named for the same officer.

Stephens Passage

Stephens Passage is a channel in the Alexander Archipelago in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Alaska. It runs between Admiralty Island to the west and the Alaska mainland and Douglas Island to the east, and is about 170 km (105 mi) long. Juneau, the capital of Alaska, is near the north end, on Gastineau Channel.

Stephens Passage was named in 1794 by George Vancouver, probably for Sir Philip Stephens. It was first charted the same year by Joseph Whidbey, master of HMS Discovery during Vancouver's 1791-95 expedition.

Tracy Arm

Tracy Arm is a fjord in Alaska near Juneau (outlet at 57° 46' 40" N 133° 37' 0" W). It is named after the Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Franklin Tracy. It is located about 45 miles (72 km) south of Juneau and 70 miles (110 km) north of Petersburg, Alaska, off of Holkham Bay and adjacent to Stephens Passage within the Tongass National Forest. Tracy Arm is the heart of the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness, designated by the United States Congress in 1990

Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness contains 653,179 acres (2,643.32 km2) and consists of two deep and narrow fjords: Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm. Both fjords are over 30 miles (48 km) long and one-fifth of their area is covered in ice. During the summer, the fjords have considerable floating ice ranging from hand-sized to pieces as large as a three-story building. During the most recent glaciated period, both fjords were filled with active glaciers.

West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness

The West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness is a federally designated wilderness. It encompasses 265,286 acres (107,357 ha) in Southeastern Alaska, in the United States. It includes Yakobi Island and the entire western side of Chichagof Island, as well as the many small island systems along their coasts.

The wilderness was created through a citizen's proposal after teachers from the area suggested that it would be a good place to preserve. The proposal requested that the wilderness run from Lisianski Inlet south to the north end of Hoonah Sound. The Wilderness was designated in 1980 by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act. It is part of Tongass National Forest, which is managed by the United States Forest Service.

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