Haines Borough, Alaska
Map of Alaska highlighting Haines Borough
Location in the state of Alaska
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Alaska's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Haines
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,344 sq mi (6,071 km²)

382 sq mi (989 km²), 14.02%
 - (2000)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)

Haines Borough is a boroughWp globe tiny.gif located in the stateWp globe tiny.gif of AlaskaWp globe tiny.gif, United StatesWp globe tiny.gif. As of the 2000 censusWp globe tiny.gif the population is 2,392. The borough seatWp globe tiny.gif is HainesWp globe tiny.gif. Haines is the only incorporated place.


The borough has a total area of 7,060 km²Wp globe tiny.gif (2,726 sq miWp globe tiny.gif). 6,070 km² (2,344 sq mi) of it is land and 990 km² (382 sq mi) of it (14.02%) is water.

Adjacent boroughs and census areas

Also shares eastern border with British ColumbiaWp globe tiny.gif, CanadaWp globe tiny.gif.


As of the censusWp globe tiny.gif2Wp globe tiny.gif of 2000, there were 2,392 people, 991 households, and 654 families residing in the borough. The population densityWp globe tiny.gif was 0,34/km² (0,88/sq mi). There were 1,419 housing units at an average density of 0,20/km² (0,52/sq mi). The racial makeup of the borough was 82.53% WhiteWp globe tiny.gif, 0.13% BlackWp globe tiny.gif or African AmericanWp globe tiny.gif, 11.50% Native AmericanWp globe tiny.gif, 0.71% AsianWp globe tiny.gif, 0.08% Pacific IslanderWp globe tiny.gif, 0.42% from other racesWp globe tiny.gif, and 4.64% from two or more races. 1.38% of the population were HispanicWp globe tiny.gif or LatinoWp globe tiny.gif of any race.

There were 991 households out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.00% were married couplesWp globe tiny.gif living together, 7.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.00% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 30.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 102.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.10 males.

Transportation "hub"

Haines Alaska is one of the northern stops on the Alaska Marine HighwayWp globe tiny.gif. Many people who travel in winter travel to Haines by ferry to avert travelling the Alcan HighwayWp globe tiny.gif (Alaska Highway).

Haines Junction (Canada)Wp globe tiny.gif is just north of Haines, Alaska.

Items of interest

Around November of each year, eagles descend in mass to feast on one of the salmon runs. Many photographers come to attain easily-accessible photos of eagles.

Cities and towns

Coordinates: 59°10′N 135°26′W / 59.16, -135.44

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