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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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Median household income
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$49,375
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Skagway demographic reports
Skagway is on the Lynn Canal, at the head of Taiya Inlet.
Skagway served as a point of entry for prospectors on their way to strike it rich in the Upper Yukon and Klondike gold fields. At first competing with nearby Dyea, Skagway overtook its rival in 1900 when the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway was completed.
Historic sites and museums: Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, Skagway Historical Museum and Archive, Trail of '98 Museum

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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.

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

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Historic districts in Skagway include Skagway Historic District and White Pass ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Skagway, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $522.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,130.


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Newspapers in Skagway include Skagway News

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

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Hotels in Skagway include Westmark Inn Skagway.

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