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Cold Bay
Aleutians East Borough, Alaska


Page Contents for Cold Bay, Alaska

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of Cold Bay is approximately 89 (2004), 108 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 98 (2000), 46 (2010).
The amount of land area in Cold Bay is 150.196 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Cold Bay is 54.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 56.771 sq kilometers.
The distance from Cold Bay to Washington DC is 4286 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 1158 miles. (as the crow flies)
Cold Bay is positioned 55.22 degrees north of the equator and 162.73 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Cold Bay per capita income is $ 20,037 (2000).
Cold Bay median income is $ 55,750 (2000).
Cold Bay average annual rainfall is 36 inches per year
Cold Bay average annual snowfall is 55 inches per year.


634 miles from Anchorage on the tip of the Alaska Peninsula. It is a major air transportation hub for the surrounding villages and all of the Borough with Anchorage.
It is located in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.
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maritime with high winds prevalent during much of the year. Temperatures range from 25 to 60 degrees.
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History & History Related Items

The area has long been use by local and European hunters alike. An Air base was used here, Fort Randall, during World War II.
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The incorporation of Cold Bay



It is also the home of the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. A second wildlife refuge, The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge is located adjacent to False Pass. Both are administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The population of Cold Bay is 17% Alaska Native or part Native. Hunting and fishing are common pasttimes for both recreation and subsistence.

The city is accessible mainly by air and sea. A road is planned to King Cove. The airport has a 10,415 foot long paved and lighted runway. A paved crosswind runway is also available. There is a seaplane base here for use when weather permits.
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Economy & Industry

mainly in government and airline support services, unlike most of the surrounding area that focuses on the fishing industry. Due to the modern airport, it is a hub of air transport for both public and private aircraft.
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Cold Bay City Government

City of Cold Bay
P.O. Box 10
Cold Bay, AK 99571
Phone 907-532-2401
Fax 907-532-2671

Cold Bay Historical Events

2001, March 24
Alaskan Village Helps Plane Passengers "ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Residents of a tiny village on the windswept tundra of the Alaska Peninsula pitched in to find blankets and food for 220 passengers stranded when their plane made an unscheduled landing. Delta Flight 79 from Los Angeles to Tokyo landed Friday evening in Cold Bay - and nearly quadrupled the village's population of 65. The MD-11's crew smelled smoke in the cabin, airline spokeswoman Tracey Bowen said. Cold Bay is about 625 miles southwest of Anchorage and 40 miles from the start of the Aleutian Islands."

Cold Bay Chamber

Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference
3300 Arctic Blvd. Suite 203
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907-562-7380
Fax: 907-562-0438

Cold Bay Organizations

Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference
3300 Arctic Blvd. Suite 203
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907-562-7380
Fax: 907-562-0438

Cold Bay Schools

Aleutians East School District
P.O. Box 429
Sand Point, AK 99661-0429
Phone 907-383-5222
Fax 907-383-3496 Cold Bay


The population of Cold Bay was:
1990 - 148
2000 - 116
2004 - 89

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