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Talkeetna is in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, in the Anchorage metro area.

The community name derives from Indian term for "where the rivers join"

The latitude of Talkeetna is 62.323N. The longitude is -150.109W.

It is in the Alaska Standard time zone. Elevation is 348 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 772.


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Median household income
Local
$38,289
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Talkeetna demographic reports
Talkeetna is at the junction of the Talkeetna and Susitna rivers
Founded as a railroad camp
Local festivals include:
  • Moose Dropping Festival - July 14-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Talkeetna web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Delani National Park and Reserve
Historic sites and museums: Talkeetna Historical Society
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Talkeetna demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Anchorage area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 99676 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Talkeetna residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Talkeetna ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Talkeetna was $23,695, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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31% of Talkeetna residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Talkeetna, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $512.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $925.


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Libraries in Talkeetna include Talkeetna Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Talkeetna workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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