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Friendliest Ghost Town in Alaska

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The population of Hyder is approximately 9y (2000), 87 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 58 (1990), 48 (2010).

The amount of land area in Hyder is 39.384 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hyder is 14.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 3.474 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hyder to Washington DC is 2816 miles. The distance to the Alaska state capital is 232 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hyder is positioned 55.98 degrees north of the equator and 130.05 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Hyder median income is $11,719 (2000).

The Hyder median home price is $65,000 (2000).

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Hyder location: in far southeastern Alaska about 118 miles from Ketchikan and about 163 miles from Wrangell. Stewart, British Columbia, in Canada, is the nearest community. There are no other nearby communities but amongh the closest are Saxman, Metlakatla, Thoms Place and Meyers Chuck.

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Hyder history:

Hyder was originally called Portland city. The name was changed in 1914 after Frederick Hyder, a Canadian mining engineer who predicted a bright future for the area.
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Hyder attractions:

Hyder is known as the "Friendliest Ghost Town in Alaska." Hyder's economy is based primarily on tourism today.

Fish Creek bear viewing area with information and pictures

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