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Page Contents for Unalaska, Alaska

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of Unalaska is approximately 4,366 (2004), 4376 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 988 (2000), 927 (2010).
The amount of land area in Unalaska is 270.062 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Unalaska is 111.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 288.51 sq kilometers.
The distance from Unalaska to Washington DC is 4648 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 1399 miles. (as the crow flies)
Unalaska is positioned 53.93 degrees north of the equator and 166.51 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Unalaska per capita income is $ 24,676 (2000).
Unalaska median income is $ 69,539 (2000).
Unalaska average annual precipitation is 57.7 inches peryear.


800 air miles southwest of Anchorage. Though part of the City of Unalaska, Amaknak Island is usually referred to as Dutch Harbor. Amaknak and Unalaska Islands are connected by a bridge.
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maritime with fairly mild weather throughout the year. Temperatures in Winter range from 25 to 35 and summer temperatures generall range from 43 to 53. There is gusty wind most of the time with an average spped of 17 MPH.

Here is a current weather page for Unalaska.
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History & History Related Items

Prior to 1759, over 3,000 Unangan lived here in 24 settlements. In 1768, Unalaska became a Russian trading port for the seal industry. By 1787, many of the workers and their families were forced to relocate and work n the fur seal harvest. For many years the people were enslaved. Several churches came into the area and helped the people cope with their situations and one of the priests, Ivan Veniaminov, helped to construct a writing system for the Aleut people. The churches prospered, but many people had fled the area leaving only around 300 when there had been thousands. In the late 1800s, the Methodist Church arrived and opened a school, church, clinic and a home for orphans.

The city of Unalaska was attacked by the Japanese on 3 June 1942. The more westerly islands of Kiska and Attu were briefly occupied. Most residents were sent to southeast Alaska during the war. Many did not return and their villages were never re-established.

Here is a history page for the city.
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The incorporation of Unalaska

March, 1942


Port of Dutch Harbor
P.O. Box 610
Unalaska, AK 99685
Phone: 907-581-1254

Alaska Volcano Observatory

Unalaska-Port of Dutch Harbor Information

Museum of the Aleutians
314 Salmon Way
PO BOX 648
Unalaska, AK 99685

This page has links to lots of photos of the area.

The Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska is a federally recognized tribe in the city. The area is 9.3% Alaska Native or part Native.

Daily flights serve the area with a 3,900 foot paved runway. There is also a seaplane base. The State Ferry operates bi-months during summer months. The harbor is extensive with many docts and moorage slips.
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Economy & Industry

mainly based on commercial fishing, fish processing and fleet services. The Great Circle shipping route from west coast ports to the Pacific Rim passes within 50 miles of the city and Dutch Harbor is a good port for protection and supplies.
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Unalaska City Government

City of Unalaska
P.O. Box 610
Unalaska, AK 99685-0610
Phone 907-581-1251
Fax 907-581-1417

Ounalaska Corporation
P.O. Box 149
Unalaska, AK 99685
Phone 907-581-1276
Fax 907-581-1496

Ounalashka Corporation is the Alaska Native Village corporation for Unalaska, Alaska, formed in 1973 under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971.

Qawalangin Tribal Council
P.O. Box 334
Unalaska, AK 99685
Phone 907-581-2920
Fax 907-581-3644

Unalaska Chamber

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

Unalaska Organizations

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

Unalaska Libraries

City Library

Unalaska Schools

Unalaska City School District
P.O. Box 570
Unalaska, AK 99685
Phone (907) 581-3151
Fax (907) 581-3152 Unalaska


The population of Unalaska was:
1990 - 3,089
2000 - 4,087
2004 - 4,366

Seasonal workers and summer visitors swell the population to between 5,000 and 10,000 each year.

Unalaska has about 6 miles of paved road, and about 38 miles of road total.

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