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Wrangell, Alaska

Wrangell is a city located in Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area, Alaska. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 2,308.


\nWrangell is located at 56°27'23" North, 132°22'40" West (56.456383, -132.377755)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 183.5 km² (70.8 mi²). 117.3 km² (45.3 mi²) of it is land and 66.2 km² (25.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 36.10% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 2,308 people, 907 households, and 623 families residing in the city. The population density is 19.7/km² (51.0/mi²). There are 1,092 housing units at an average density of 9.3/km² (24.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 73.48% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 15.51% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 9.75% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 907 households out of which 35.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% are married couples living together, 9.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% are non-families. 26.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.52 and the average family size is 3.05. In the city the population is spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 102.7 males. The median income for a household in the city is $43,250, and the median income for a family is $54,167. Males have a median income of $43,846 versus $29,205 for females. The per capita income for the city is $21,851. 9.0% of the population and 7.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 11.0% are under the age of 18 and 9.3% are 65 or older.