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King Cove
Aleutians East Borough, Alaska


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Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of King Cove is approximately 723 (2004), 938 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 207 (2000), 181 (2010).
The amount of land area in King Cove is 7.534 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in King Cove is 25.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 5.091 sq kilometers.
The distance from King Cove to Washington DC is 4262 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 1143 miles. (as the crow flies)
King Cove is positioned 55.05 degrees north of the equator and 162.29 degrees west of the prime meridian.
King Cove per capita income is $ 17,791 (2000).
King Cove median income is $ 45,893 (2000).
King Cove average annual precipitation is 33 inches peryear.
King Cove average annual snowfall is 52 inches per year.


625 miles southwest of Anchorage and 18 miles southeast of Cold Bay in southwestern Alaska on the south side of the Alaska Peninsula on a sand spit fronting Deer Passage and Deer Island.
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maritime with fog in the summer and high winds in the winter. Temperatures general average 25 to 55 with a range of -9 to 76.
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History & History Related Items

King Cove is also known as Agdaagux.

The community was founded in 1911 when a salmon cannery was built here by the Pacific American Fisheries. Most residents were Scandinavian, European and Unangan fishermen. The cannery operated until 1976 when it partially burned in a fire. Due to regulations, rebuilding was not possible.
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The Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove is a federally recognized tribe in the community. King Cove is 47.9% Alaska Native or part Native.

King Cove is accessible by air and sea only. There is a 3,360 foot long gravel airstrip. Gale force winds often disrupt air strip landings and take-offs. The north harbor is ice-free year-round.
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Economy & Industry

mainly dependent on commercial fishing and processing. These businesses often employ many seasonal workers.
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King Cove City Government

City of King Cove
P.O. Box 37
King Cove, AK 99612-0037
Phone 907-497-2340
Fax 907-497-2594

King Cove Corporation
P.O. Box 38
King Cove, AK 99612
Phone 907-497-2312
Fax 907-497-2444

Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove P.O. Box 249 King Cove, AK 99612 Phone 907-497-2648 Fax 907-497-2803

King Cove Chamber

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

King Cove Organizations

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

King Cove Schools

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


The population of King Cove was:
1990 - 451
2000 - 794
2004 - 723

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