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Skagway, Alaska

Skagway is a city located in Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 862. The port of Skagway is a popular stop for cruise ships, and the tourist trade is these days a big part of the city's business. The White Pass and Yukon Route narrow gauge railroad, part of the area's mining past, is nowadays in operation purely for the tourist trade and runs throughout the summer months.


Skagway is located at 59°28'7" North, 135°18'21" West (59.468519, -135.305962)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1,202.7 km² (464.4 mi²). 1,171.8 km² (452.4 mi²) of it is land and 30.8 km² (11.9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.56% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 862 people, 401 households, and 214 families residing in the city. The population density is 0.7/km² (1.9/mi²). There are 502 housing units at an average density of 0.4/km² (1.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 92.34% White, 0.00% Black or African American, 3.02% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 3.02% from two or more races. 2.09% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 401 households out of which 23.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% are married couples living together, 4.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 46.4% are non-families. 36.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.15 and the average family size is 2.81.

In the city the population is spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 34.6% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 109.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 112.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $49,375, and the median income for a family is $62,188. Males have a median income of $44,583 versus $30,956 for females. The per capita income for the city is $27,700. 3.7% of the population and 1.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 0.0% are under the age of 18 and 4.5% are 65 or older.