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Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of Seward is approximately 3,016 (2005), 2693 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,010 (1990), 928 (2010).
The amount of land area in Seward is 39.938 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Seward is 14.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 18.599 sq kilometers.
The distance from Seward to Washington DC is 3616 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 580 miles. (as the crow flies)
Seward is positioned 60.11 degrees north of the equator and 149.39 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Seward elevation is 55 feet above sea level.
Seward median income is $ 44,306 (2000).
The Seward median home price is $ 132,300 (2000).


in southern Alask in the Kenai Peninsula area about 77 miles south of Anchorage. Other nearby communities include Lowell Point, Bear Creek, Primrose, Crown Point, Moose Pass, Cooper Landing, Sunrise and Hope.
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Seward Conference and Visitors Bureau
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Seward City Government

City of Seward
410 Adams St.
Seward, AK 99664
Phone: 907-224-4046
City Manager Phone: 907-224-4047

Seward Historical Events

2000, 3 March
Congratulations to Mayor Edgar Blatchford for recognizing the heroic efforts of the Seward High ski team and coaches to come to the aid of a family in distress on the Seward Highway last week. And congratulations to the coaches and team members for all they did to assist in the tragedy.

1964 - Spring, Good Friday
In 1964, on Good Friday, there was a huge earthquake which registered approximately 8.6 on the Richter scale. I was one of seven children who survived the quake. I was taken up into the mountains to avoid the tidal wave that washed away most of the town. Our home and all of our belongings were lost. We left Seward and moved to Oregon, then Minnesota.

I will never forget seeing the wall of water rolling in from the ocean or the explosions of the oil barrels across the street from our home. I was separated from my youngest brother following the quake and have not seen him since. I know he was adopted by another family and to my knowledge still lives in Alaska. The earthquake changed our lives dramatically! I hope to meet my brother again someday.
Submitted by Char Weinand, Quake Survivor

Seward Chamber

Seward Chamber of Commerce
2001 Seward Hwy.
P.O. Box 749
Seward, AK 99664
Phone: 907-224-8051

Seward Community News

Can you help us?
We're looking for someone named Ken or Ida Ryfkogel, that might run a business called "Gold Nugget & Diamonds" or something like that, in Seward. We last had contact with them in Juneau, AK about 3 years ago, and have lost them.
I worked at Clear AS, Alaska for 36 years, retiring in January 1997.
Bobby & Nancy Johnson
210 La Luz Lane
Ruidoso, NM 88345-7809
Phone: (505)258-1159
Formerly of: 540 Haines Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99701-3728

Seward Organizations

Seward Chamber of Commerce
2001 Seward Hwy.
P.O. Box 749
Seward, AK 99664
Phone: 907-224-8051

Seward Libraries

Seward Public Library
239 5th & Adams
Seward, AK 99664
Phone: 907-224-3646

Seward Schools

Seward Community Schools
PO Box 167
Seward, AK 99664-0167
Phone: 907-224-4056

Seward High School
2001 Swetmann St.
Seward, AK 99664
Phone: 907-224-3351 Seward


the population of Seward was:
1990 - 2,699
2000 - 2,830
2005 - 3,016

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