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City and Borough of Juneau

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Location in Juneau City and Borough, Alaska
Coordinates: 58°21′5″N 134°30′42″W / 58.35139, -134.51167
Country United States
State Alaska
Founded 1881
Incorporated 1890
Government
 - Mayor Bruce Botelho
Area
 - Total 3,255.0 sq mi (8,430.4 km²)
 - Land 2,715.7 sq mi (7,036.1 km²)
 - Water 539.3 sq mi (1,394.3 km²)
Elevation 56 ft (17 m)
Population (2005)[1]
 - Total 30,987
 - Density 11.3/sq mi (4.4/km²)
Time zone AKST (UTC-9)
 - Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-36400
GNIS feature ID 1404263
Website: http://www.juneau.org

The City and Borough of Juneau (pronounced /ˈdʒuːnoʊ/) is a unified municipality located on the Gastineau Channel in the panhandle of the U.S. state of Alaska. It has been the capital of Alaska since 1906, when the government of the then-Alaska Territory was moved from Sitka. Juneau: Juneau, Alaska -- The most common use of Juneau. ... Image File history File links Juneau_City_and_Borough_seal. ... Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show boroughs. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Bruce M. Botelho was born in Juneau Alaska, United States and is the current mayor of Alaska’s capital city. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Alaska Time Zone is a Time Zone located west of the Pacific Time Zone. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... AKDT is UTC-8 The Alaska Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting nine hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-9). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Area code 907 covers the entire state of Alaska. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... Categories: US geography stubs | Straits | Alaska geography | Juneau City and Borough, Alaska ... The Alaska Panhandle is the coast of the American state of Alaska, just west of the northern half of the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ... Alaska Territory was an organized territory of the United States from August 24, 1912 to January 3, 1959, when Alaska became the 49th state. ... Sitka redirects here. ...


The municipality unified in 1970 when the City of Juneau merged with the City of Douglas and the surrounding borough to form the current home rule municipality. The word borough has many meanings relating to local government in the United States. ...


The area of Juneau is larger than that of Rhode Island or Delaware and almost as large as the two states combined. Juneau is nestled at the base of Mount Juneau and across the channel from Douglas Island. As of the 2000 census, the City and Borough had a population of 30,711. The U.S. Census Bureau's 2005 population estimate for the City and Borough was 30,987.[1] Juneau's only power utility is Alaska Electric Light & Power. This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Mount Juneau is large mountain in Southeast Alaska just above the city of Juneau, Alaska. ... Douglas Island is an island just west of Juneau, Alaska, slightly north of Admiralty Cove. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Alaska Electric Light & Power, also known as AEL&P, is the power utility for Juneau, the capital city of Alaska. ...


Juneau was named after gold prospector Joe Juneau, though the place was for a time called Rockwell and then Harrisburg (after Juneau's co-prospector, Richard Harris—several books credit the Tlingit Chief Kowee with showing these prospectors where the gold was). The Tlingit name of the town is Dzántik'i Héeni "river where the flounders gather", and Auke Bay just north of Juneau proper is called Aak'w "little lake" in Tlingit. The Taku River, just south of Juneau, was named after the cold t'aakh wind, which occasionally blows down from the mountains. Downtown Juneau sits at sea level, with tides averaging 16 feet (4.9 m), below steep mountains about 3,500 to 4,000 feet (1,200 m) high. Atop these mountains is the Juneau Ice Cap, a large ice mass from which about 30 glaciers flow; two of these, the Mendenhall Glacier and the Lemon Glacier, are visible from the local road system; the Mendenhall glacier has been generally retreating; its front face is declining both in width and height. Joseph Juneau Joseph Juneau (1836 - 1899) was a miner and prospector from Canada who was born in Saint-Paul-LHermite, in Québec. ... The Tlingit language (Eng. ... The Taku River is a river in British Columbia and Alaska. ... Mendenhall Glacier and frozen Mendenhall Lake on a clear winter day Mendenhall Glacier is a glacier about 12 miles (19 km) long located in Mendenhall Valley, about 12 miles (19 km) from downtown Juneau in the southeast area of the U.S. state of Alaska. ...


The current Alaska State Capitol is an office building in downtown Juneau, originally built as the Federal and Territorial Building in 1931. Originally housing federal government offices, the federal courthouse, and a post office, it became the home of the Alaska Legislature and the offices for the governor of Alaska and lieutenant governor of Alaska. There have been subsequent discussions regarding building a new capitol building, without significant development. The Alaska Capitol The Alaska State Capitol Building is located in Juneau, Alaska. ... The Alaska Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Alaska. ... This is a list of the governors of the U.S. state of Alaska, of the Territory of Alaska and of the District of Alaska, and the military commanders of the Department of Alaska, as well as the governors of Russian America. ... This is a list of people who have served as lieutenant governor of the U.S. state of Alaska since statehood in 1959. ...

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Geography and climate

Juneau is located at 58°21′5″N, 134°30′42″W (58.351422, -134.511579).[2] According to the Köppen Classification, Juneau has an oceanic climate. Updated Köppen-Geiger climate map[1] The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 3,255.0 square miles (8,430.4 km²), making it the second-largest municipality in the United States by area (the largest is Sitka, Alaska). 2,716.7 square miles (7,036.1 km²) of it is land and 538.3 square miles (1,394.3 km²) of it (16.54%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Sitka redirects here. ...

  • Average annual rainfall ranges from 55 inches (1,400 mm) to over 90 inches (2,300 mm) depending on location[3]; annual average snowfall is 101 inches (257 cm).
  • The average high temperature in July is 65 °F (18 °C), and the average low temperature in January is 20 °F (-7 °C).
Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 57 57 61 74 82 86 90 84 73 61 56 54
Norm High °F 30.6 34.3 39.5 48.1 55.7 61.6 64.3 63.1 56.1 46.9 37.6 33
Norm Low °F 20.7 23.5 27.8 33.4 40.1 46.1 49.2 48.3 43.8 37.7 28.9 24.4
Rec Low °F -22 -22 -15 6 25 31 36 27 23 11 -5 -21
Precip (in) 4.81 4.02 3.51 2.96 3.48 3.36 4.14 5.37 7.54 8.3 5.43 5.41
Source: USTravelWeather.com [1]
Mount Juneau behind the downtown district.
Mount Juneau behind the downtown district.

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Adjacent boroughs and census areas

Haines Borough is a borough located in the state of Alaska, United States. ... Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area is a census area located in the state of Alaska. ...

Border area

Juneau, Alaska, shares its eastern border with the Canadian province of British Columbia. Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944...

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National protected areas

Admiralty Island National Monument was created December 1, 1978, and covers 955,747 acres (3,867 km²) of Tongass National Forest in the Panhandle of southeast Alaska. ... At 17 million acres (69,000 km²), the Tongass National Forest in southeastern Alaska is the largest national forest in the United States. ...

History

Long before European settlement in the Americas, the Gastineau Channel was a favorite fishing ground for local Tlingit Indians, known then as the Auke and Taku tribes, who had inhabited the surrounding area for thousands of years. The native cultures are rich with artistic traditions including carving, weaving, orating, singing and dancing, and Juneau has become a major social center for the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian of Southeast Alaska. Categories: US geography stubs | Straits | Alaska geography | Juneau City and Borough, Alaska ... A Tlingit totem pole in Ketchikan ca. ... The Auke are an American Native people, now generally known as or included with the Tlingit. ... The Taku are an American Native people, now generally included with or known as the Tlingit. ... This article is about the people. ... The Tsimshian, usually pronounced in English as // (SIM-shee-an), translated as People Inside the Skeena River, are Indigenous, or Native American and First Nation people who live around Terrace and Prince Rupert, on the north coast of British Columbia and the southernmost corner of Alaska on Annette Island. ...


In 1880, Sitka mining engineer George Pilz offered a reward to any local chief who could lead him to gold-bearing ore. Chief Kowee arrived with some ore and several prospectors were sent to investigate. On their first trip, to Gold Creek, they found deposits of little interest. However, at Chief Kowee's urging Pilz sent Joe Juneau and Richard Harris back to the Gastineau Channel, directing them to Snow Slide Gulch (the head of Gold Creek) where they found nuggets "as large as peas and beans," in Harris' words. Sitka redirects here. ... Joseph Juneau Joseph Juneau (1836 - 1899) was a miner and prospector from Canada who was born in Saint-Paul-LHermite, in Québec. ... Richard T. Harris Richard Tighe Harris (October 31, 1833 – October 11, 1907) was a Canadian miner and prospector. ...


On October 18, 1880, the two men marked a 160 acre (0.6 km²) town site where soon a mining camp appeared. Within a year, the camp became a small town, the first to be founded after Alaska's purchase by the United States. is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Check used to pay for Alaska The Alaska purchase from Russia by the United States occurred in 1867 at the behest of Secretary of State William Seward. ...


The town was originally called Harrisburg, after Richard Harris; some time later, its name was changed to Rockwell. In 1881, the miners met and renamed the town Juneau, after Joe Juneau. In 1906, after the diminution of the whaling and fur trade, Sitka, the original capital of Alaska, declined in importance and the seat of government was moved to Juneau. Joseph Juneau Joseph Juneau (1836 - 1899) was a miner and prospector from Canada who was born in Saint-Paul-LHermite, in Québec. ... Sitka redirects here. ...


In 1954, Alaskans passed a measure to move the capital north.[citation needed] Robert Atwood, then publisher of the Anchorage Times and an Anchorage 'booster,' was an early leader in capital move efforts—efforts which many in Juneau and Fairbanks resisted. One provision required the new capital to be at least 30 miles (48 km) from Anchorage and Fairbanks, to prevent either city from having undue influence. In the end Juneau remained the capital. In the 1970s, voters passed a plan to move the capital to Willow, a town 70 miles (110 km) north of Anchorage. But pro-Juneau people there and in Fairbanks got voter to also approve a measure (the FRANK Initiative) requiring voter approval of all bondable construction costs before building could begin. Alaskans later voted against spending the estimated $900 million. A 1984 "ultimate" capital-move vote also failed, as did a 1996 vote. This article is about the city in the U.S. state of Alaska. ... Fairbanks redirects here. ... Willow is a census-designated place located in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska. ...

Memorial to Patsy Ann: "Official Greeter of Juneau."
Memorial to Patsy Ann: "Official Greeter of Juneau."

Alaskans thus several times voted on moving their capital, but Juneau remains the capital.[4] Once Alaska was granted statehood in 1959, Juneau grew with the growth of state government. Growth accelerated remarkably after the construction of the Alaska Pipeline in 1977, the state budget being flush with oil revenues; Juneau expanded for a time due to growth in state government jobs, but that growth slowed considerably in the 1980s.[5] The state demographer expects the borough to grow very slowly over the next twenty years.[6] Cruise ship tourism rocketed upward from about 230,000 passengers in 1990 to nearly 1,000,000 in 2006 as cruise lines built more and larger ships—even 'mega-ships', sailing to Juneau seven days a week instead of six, over a longer season, but this primarily summer industry provides few year-round jobs. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 356 KB) Memorial tribute to Patsy Ann: Official greeter of Juneau, Alaska. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 356 KB) Memorial tribute to Patsy Ann: Official greeter of Juneau, Alaska. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Map of the pipeline The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), sometimes called the Alyeska Pipeline or Alaska Pipeline, is a major US oil pipeline connecting oil fields in northern Alaska to a sea port where the oil can be shipped to the Lower 48 states for refining. ...


Juneau is larger in area than the state of Delaware and was, for many years, the country's largest city by area. Juneau continues to be the only U.S. state capital located on an international border: it is bordered on the east by Canada. A compass rose For other uses, see East (disambiguation). ...


Transportation

AMHS's flagship, the M/V Columbia.
AMHS's flagship, the M/V Columbia.
Alaska Airlines flight moments after landing at Juneau International Airport.
Alaska Airlines flight moments after landing at Juneau International Airport.
Juneau is a popular cruise ship destination.
Juneau is a popular cruise ship destination.

Juneau is only accessible via sea or air. Cars and trucks are transported to and from Juneau by barge or ferry. The State-owned ferry is called the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) to indicate that water is the main transportation system. Juneau is one of only five state capitals not served by an interstate highway. Dover, Delaware; Jefferson City, Missouri; Carson City, Nevada; and Pierre, South Dakota, are the other four state capitals with this distinction. Approximately one million passengers arrive each summer on cruise ships. Juneau counts only some 40 miles (64 km) of paved road. Actually, there are more vehicles in the city than there are people, as many citizens also own light planes, float planes, and boats. Local government operates a bus service under the name Capital Transit. Furthermore there are a few taxicab companies, as well as tour buses, mainly for cruise ship visitors. The Alaska Marine Highway System is the state-run Alaskan ferry system that has been operating year-round since 1963. ... The M/V Columbia is a mainline ferry vessel for the Alaska Marine Highway System. ... Juneau International Airport (IATA: JNU, ICAO: PAJN) is a public airport located in southern Juneau, Alaska. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1536x1024, 301 KB)Cruise ships in Juneau, Alaska. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1536x1024, 301 KB)Cruise ships in Juneau, Alaska. ... A cruise ship or a cruise liner is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ships amenities are considered an essential part of the experience. ... The Alaska Marine Highway or the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) is a ferry service that is operated by the government of the state of Alaska in the United States. ... The Alaska Marine Highway System is the state-run Alaskan ferry system that has been operating year-round since 1963. ... Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... : The State Capital since 1777 United States Delaware Kent 22. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State Missouri Counties Cole and Callaway Government  - Mayor John Landwehr Area  - City  28. ... Motto: Proud of its Past. ... Location in South Dakota Coordinates: County Hughes County Founded 1880 Government  - Mayor Dennis Eisnach Area  - City 33. ... A cruise ship or a cruise liner is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ships amenities are considered an essential part of the experience. ...


The only airport in town is Juneau International Airport. Alaska Airlines is now the sole local commercial jet passenger operator (as start-up MarkAir and Western Airlines (whose successor, Delta doesn't serve Juneau) are no longer in business). The company provides service to Anchorage and Fairbanks as well as to many small communities in the state. Seattle is an important destination for most Juneau residents. Juneau International Airport (IATA: JNU, ICAO: PAJN) is a public airport located in southern Juneau, Alaska. ... Alaska Airlines, (NYSE: ALK) is an airline based in Seattle, Washington, United States. ... MarkAir was an Alaska-based regional airline which closed down in 1995. ... A new restoration of a Convair 240 sports a Western Airlines paint scheme. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... Note: an anchorage is a place where a ship lays anchor. ... Fairbanks is a city located in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ...


Some air carriers provide U.S. mail service. A few hardy Juneauites bicycle daily, even in inclement weather. (Rain and snow are common as the area is a rainforest.) Other residents walk, hike, or ride bicycles recreationally. A study has been conducted to make Juneau a more walkable area. Trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, and all terrain vehicles are popular. USPS and Usps redirect here. ...


Avalanche hazards, steep slopes, cold weather and environmental protection concerns are factors that make road construction and maintenance difficult and costly. Juneau's roads remain separate from other roads in Alaska and in the Lower 48. Local opinions on constructing a road link to the outside world are mixed. Some see such a road as a much-needed link between Juneau and the rest of Alaska. Others are concerned about environmental, social, and economic impacts. There were plans to connect Juneau to Haines and Skagway by road, but the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced in 2005 that the connection was to be provided partly by road, and partly by fast ferry.[7] Construction was scheduled to begin in 2007 on this 65-mile-long road, but permits had not been granted for a 16-mile (26 km) section where the road would traverse a Land Use Designation (LUD) II area in Berner's Bay, as that LUD area has national protection as a wilderness area. The road plan, announced under out-going Governor Frank Murkowski, was subsequently withdrawn by Governor Sarah Palin promptly after she took office in December 2006. A Himalayan avalanche near Mount Everest. ... Haines is a city located in Haines Borough, Alaska, United States. ... Skagway is a city located in Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska, on the Alaska Panhandle. ...


A very popular destination is Mendenhall Glacier. A bridge connects Douglas Island with the rest of Juneau, and there are about five places where roads end. Float planes and helicopters offer glacier tours in summer. Dog sled rides are often given to tourists landing on the glaciers or ice caps. Other companies offer boat rides. One of the signature places in Juneau is The Mount Roberts Tramway, an aerial tramway stretching from a station on the cruise ship docks to a point on the southwestern ridge of Mount Roberts. Mendenhall Glacier and frozen Mendenhall Lake on a clear winter day Mendenhall Glacier is a glacier about 12 miles (19 km) long located in Mendenhall Valley, about 12 miles (19 km) from downtown Juneau in the southeast area of the U.S. state of Alaska. ... Douglas Island is an island just west of Juneau, Alaska, slightly north of Admiralty Cove. ... View of downtown Juneau from the tramway The Mount Roberts Tramway is an aerial tramway just south of Juneau in the U.S. state of Alaska. ... Mount Roberts or Roberts Peak is a 3,819 foot (1,164 meter) mountain just east of down Juneau, Alaska. ...


Districts

Juneau City Hall.
Juneau City Hall.

Two districts have been defined by the Assembly of the City and Borough of Juneau: Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1319x924, 170 KB) This is a picture of a City Hall in Juneau, Alaska. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1319x924, 170 KB) This is a picture of a City Hall in Juneau, Alaska. ... The Assembly of the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska is the principal government of the Juneau, Alaska, and its surrounding borough. ...

Lemon Creek can refer to: A village in the Slocan Valley of British Columbia, Canada A section of Juneau, Alaska, noted chiefly for being the site of a state prison A stream located on the South Shore of Staten Island, New York This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid... Juneau International Airport (IATA: JNU, ICAO: PAJN) is a public airport located in southern Juneau, Alaska. ... Douglas Island is an island just west of Juneau, Alaska, slightly north of Admiralty Cove. ... Categories: Stub | Alaska geography | Juneau City and Borough, Alaska ... Lynn Canal, Haines area of southeast Alaska The Lynn Canal is an inlet (not an artificial canal) into the mainland of southeast Alaska. ...

People and culture

Demographics

As of the 2000 census[8], there were 30,700 people, 11,500 households, and 7,600 families residing in Juneau. The population density was 4.4/km² (11.3/sq mi). There were 12,300 housing units at an average density of 4.5/sq mi (1.7/km²). By race Juneau was 75% White, 11% Native American, 5% Asian, 0.8% Black, 0.4% Pacific Islander, and 3% Hispanic or Latino of any race. One percent belonged to other races, and 7% to two or more races. 2.61% reported speaking Tagalog at home, while 2.38% speak Spanish and 1.07% Tlingit.[9] Tagalog (pronounced ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... The Tlingit language (Eng. ...

Juneau as photographed from the Mount Roberts Tramway.
Juneau as photographed from the Mount Roberts Tramway.

There were 11,500 households out of which 37% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51% were married couples living together, 11% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34% were non-families. 24% of all households were made up of individuals and 4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.6 and the average family size was 3.1. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 256 KB) Juneau, as photographed on August 22, 2005 at 6:15 PM local time, from the tram. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 256 KB) Juneau, as photographed on August 22, 2005 at 6:15 PM local time, from the tram. ... View of downtown Juneau from the tramway The Mount Roberts Tramway is an aerial tramway just south of Juneau in the U.S. state of Alaska. ...


In the borough, the population was spread out with 27% under the age of 18, 8% from 18 to 24, 33% from 25 to 44, 26% from 45 to 64, and 6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 102 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $62,000, and the median income for a family was $70,300. Males had a median income of $46,700 versus $33,200 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $26,700. 6% of the population and 4% of families were below the poverty line. 7% of those under the age of 18 and 4% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.


Politically, Juneau is more liberal than the rest of the state. In the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, downtown Juneau was the only election district in the state carried by the Democratic candidate.


Arts and entertainment

The Red Dog Saloon in Juneau.
The Red Dog Saloon in Juneau.

Juneau is home to Perseverance Theatre, Alaska's only professional theater. The area hosts the annual Alaska Folk Festival and Juneau Jazz & Classics music festivals, and the Juneau Symphony performs regularly. Downtown Juneau boasts dozens of art galleries, which participate in the monthly First Friday Gallery Walk and the enormously popular December Gallery Walk held in the first week of December. The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council coordinates events while fund-raising, distributing some grant money, and operating a gallery at its office near 2nd Street and Franklin Street. On summer Friday evenings open-air music and dance performances are held at Marine Park. The University of Alaska Southeast Campus also offers lectures, concerts, and theater performances. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1126x828, 170 KB) The Red Dog Saloon in Juneau, Alaska. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1126x828, 170 KB) The Red Dog Saloon in Juneau, Alaska. ... The Red Dog Saloon The Red Dog Saloon is a drinking establishment in Juneau, Alaska, U.S. The Red Dog has been recognized by the Alaska Legislature for its longevity as the oldest man-made tourist attraction in Juneau. ... Perseverance Theatre is a professional theater company located in Juneau, Alaska, which was founded in 1979 by Molly Smith. ... The Alaska Folk Festival is an annual celebration of folk music from Alaska, the Northwestern United States, and Canada, held in Juneau, Alaska. ... The Juneau Symphony is a semi-professional symphony orchestra located in Juneau, Alaska. ...


The Juneau Lyric Opera and Opera to Go are the two local opera companies. JLO produces operas in English and Italian and sponsors two annual choral workshop festivals, as well as the touring group the "3 Tenors from Juneau."


Some Juneau artists include violinists Linda and Paul Rosenthal, sopranos Kathleen Wayne and Joyce Parry Moore, bass John d'Armand, baritones Philippe Damerval and David Miller, tenors Jay Query, Brett Crawford and Dan Wayne, indie rocker Rory Merritt Stitt, folk musician Buddy Tabor, playwright Robert Bruce "Bo" Anderson, and painters Rie Muñoz, David Woodie, Barbara Craver, Rob Roys, Elise Tomlinson, and Herb Bonnet. Photographer Ron Klein is a past president of the International Association of Panoramic Photographers. Linda Rosenthal represents District 67 in the New York State Assembly, which is comprised of a number of communities within New York Citys Upper West Side. ... Paul Rosenthal (born 1942) is an American virtuoso violinist. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ...


Media

Juneau's only daily newspaper is the Juneau Empire; however there is also a regional weekly newspaper, the Capital City Weekly. Juneau-Douglas High School has The Ego and the Alterego, a monthly magazine, and the University of Alaska Southeast has The Whalesong, a college newspaper. The Juneau Empire is a newspaper for Juneau, Alaska, United States. ... The Capital City Weekly, or CapWeekly as it is informally known, is a free regional weekly newspaper that circulates primarily in Southeast Alaska (it is published in Juneau — Alaskas capital), but also sees circulation in Atlin, British Columbia; Bellingham, Washington; and Seattle. ...


Juneau is also served by television and radio. Juneau's major television affiliates are KTOO (PBS), KATH-LP (NBC) and KJUD (ABC)-(KIMO retransmission). The Juneau-Douglas High School also has a program with KTOO airing one hour a week during the school year produced entirely by students with the help of Ryan Conarro, "the DL (Down Low)" AlaskaOne (or Alaska One) operates several PBS television stations in Alaska: KTOO-3 (Juneau), KUAC-9 (Fairbanks), and KYUK-4 (Bethel), and rebroadcasts throughout other cities in Alaska. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... KATH-LP, is a low-power NBC affiliate serving Juneau, Alaska. ... This article is about the television network. ... KIMO-TV(Channel 13) in Anchorage, KATN (Channel 2) in Fairbanks and KJUD (Channel 8) in Juneau, all in Alaska, are a trio of ABC affiliates covering the The Last Frontier under the Alaskas Superstation banner. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... KIMO-TV (Channel 13) in Anchorage, KATN (Channel 2) in Fairbanks and KJUD (Channel 8) in Juneau, all in Alaska, are a trio of ABC affiliates covering the The Last Frontier under the Alaskas Superstation banner. ...


Leading radio stations include AM Stations KJNO 630 and KINY 800. FM Stations include recently expanded public radio station KTOO 104.3, KXLL "Excellent Radio" 100.7 and KRNN "Rain Country Radio" 102.7 (both operated by KTOO), but also include country music station KTKU 105.1 ("Taku 105"), KSUP 106.3, and the freeform LPFM station KBJZ-LP 94.1. KJNO refers to a radio station based in Juneau, Alaska. ... KINY is a radio station based in Juneau, Alaska. ... AlaskaOne (or Alaska One) operates several PBS television stations in Alaska: KTOO-3 (Juneau), KUAC-9 (Fairbanks), and KYUK-4 (Bethel), and rebroadcasts throughout other cities in Alaska. ... KXLL is a non-commercial adult album alternative/modern rock hybrid music radio station in Juneau, Alaska, broadcasting on 100. ... KRNN is a non-commercial music radio station in Juneau, Alaska, broadcasting on 102. ... KTKU is a commercial country music radio station in Juneau, Alaska, broadcasting on 105. ... KSUP is a commercial rock music radio station in Juneau, Alaska, broadcasting on 106. ... KBJZ is a free-form low-power FM station operating at 94. ...


Additionally the offices of CoastAlaska, a regional public radio station consortium, are located in Juneau. AP (the Associated Press), Anchorage news outlets, and other Alaska media entities send reporters to Juneau during the annual Legislative session. CoastAlaskas logo. ...


Education

Primary and secondary schools

Juneau is served by the Juneau School District and includes the following schools:[10] The Juneau School District (sometimes referred to as the Juneau Borough School District) is a school district in Juneau, Alaska. ...

  • Gastineau Elementary School
  • Harborview Elementary School
  • Riverbend Elementary School
  • Mendenhall River Elementary School
  • Glacier Valley Elementary School
  • Auke Bay Elementary School
  • Juneau Community Charter School
  • Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School
  • Floyd Dryden Middle School
  • Juneau-Douglas High School
  • Thunder Mountain High School
  • Yaaḵoosgé Daakahídi Alternative High School
  • HomeBRIDGE (homeschooling program)

In addition, the following private schools also serve Juneau: Juneau-Douglas High School (abbreviated JDHS) is the only public, mainstream high school serving students in grades 9–12 for all of Juneau, Alaska, and Douglas Island as well as the primary high school for the Juneau School District. ... Yaakoosgé Daakahídi Alternative High School is a high school of the Juneau School District in the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska, United States. ... Homeschooling[1] ( also called home education), home learning or homeschool[1] – is the education of children at home, typically by parents or guardians, rather than in a public or private school. ...

  • (Glacier) Valley Baptist Academy
  • Thunder Mountain Learning Center (Formerly Thunder Mountain Academy)

Colleges and universities

Juneau is the home of the following institutes of higher education:

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is a regional university in the University of Alaska System. ...

Economy

As the capital of Alaska, the primary employer in Juneau, by a large margin, is government. This includes the federal government, state government, municipal government (which does include the local airport, the local hospital, harbors, and the school district), and the University of Alaska Southeast.


Another large contibutor to the local economy, at least on a part-time basis, is the tourism industry. In 2005, the cruise ship industry was estimated to bring nearly one million visitors to Juneau[11] for up to 11 hours at a time, between the months of May and September. A cruise ship or a cruise liner is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ships amenities are considered an essential part of the experience. ...


The fishing industry used to be a major part of the Juneau economy. Until recently, Juneau was the 49th most lucrative U.S. fisheries port by volume and 45th by value taking in 15 million pounds of fish and shellfish valued at 21.5 million dollars in 2004 according to the National Marine Fisheries Service. Tree-trunk exporting also has a fondly remembered place in Juneau's economic history. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is a part of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ...


Real estate agencies, roadwork construction, and mining are apparently still viable non-government local industries. Local mines include Greens Creek, owned by Kennecott and (soon) the Kensington, owned by Couer Alaska. The "Alaskan Brewing Company", although subsidized by municipal government, is also a thriving part of the local economy.


Sister Cities

Juneau has 5 official sister cities.[12] Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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See also

Alaska Portal

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This is a list of mayors of Juneau, Alaska. ... Out the road is a region of the City and Borough of Juneau, capital of the U.S. state of Alaska, extending from Auke Bay north to a point roughly 45 miles (72 km) distant where The Road dead ends at Echo Cove, an unpopulated natural harbor. ... Thane Alaska is a fishing village in southeast Alaska, on the Gastineau Channel 8km (5 miles) southeast of Juneau. ... Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park is a sports facility complex in Juneau, Alaska, and adjacent to Floyd Dryden Middle School. ... Evergreen Cemetery, Juneau, Alaska (700x467) Evergreen Cemetery is a cemetery in Juneau, the capital of the U.S. state of Alaska. ...

Notes

  1. ^ a b Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Alaska (CSV). 2005 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (June 21, 2006). Retrieved on November 9, 2006.
  2. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Weather - Tongass National Forest
  4. ^ http://www.gov.state.ak.us/ltgov/elections/capmove.htm
  5. ^ CensusScope -- Population Growth. Retrieved on November 15, 2005.
  6. ^ Juneau's future demographic: Growing older. JuneauAlaska.com. Retrieved on 2005-11-15.
  7. ^ Press release of August 10, 2005: http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081105/sta_20050811017.shtml
  8. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ Language Map Data Center
  10. ^ http://www.jsd.k12.ak.us/newdistrict/schools/ Schools in the Juneau School District
  11. ^ "Cruise outlook for 2005 shows growth". Retrieved on November 15, 2005.
  12. ^ http://www.juneau.org/clerk/Sister_Cities/CBJs_Sister_Cities.php Sister Cities from the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska website.

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References

  • Andrews, C.L. (1944). The Story of Alaska. The Caxton Printers, Ltd., Caldwell, OH. 
  • Naske, Claus-M and Herman E. Slotnick (1987). Alaska: A History of the 49th State. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK. ISBN 0-8061-2099-1. 

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