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Metlakatla is in Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikian census area.

The community name derives from Indian term for "saltwater channel passage"

The latitude of Metlakatla is 55.129N. The longitude is -131.572W.

Elevation is 3 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,375.


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Median household income
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$43,516
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Metlakatla demographic reports
Metlakatla is on Annette Island
Founded by Anglican missionary William Duncan in 1887

Congress designated the island as a federal Indian reservation in 1891

Historic sites and museums: Duncan Cottage Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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2% of Metlakatla residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Metlakatla ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Metlakatla was $16,140, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Metlakatla residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Metlakatla, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $384.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $648.


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The average commute time for Metlakatla workers is 10 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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