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Skagway is in Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon census area.
The community name derives from a Tlingit term for "the place where the north wind blows."
The latitude of Skagway is 59.458N. The longitude is -135.313W.Elevation is 33 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 818.
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18% of Skagway residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Skagway ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Skagway was $27,700, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Skagway residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Skagway include Skagway Historic District and White Pass ... View historic districts
Median rent in Skagway, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $522. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,130.
Libraries in Skagway include Skagway Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Skagway include Skagway News
The average commute time for Skagway workers is 10 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Skagway include Westmark Inn Skagway.
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