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Wrangell is in Wrangell-Petersburg census area.

The community was named after Ferdinand Von Wrangel, manager of the Russian-American Company.

The latitude of Wrangell is 56.470N. The longitude is -132.376W.

Elevation is 69 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,163.


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Median household income
Local
$43,250
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wrangell demographic reports
Wrangell is on Wrangell Island, near the mouth of the Stikine River.
Former and merged names include:
· Redoubt Saint Dionysius
· Fort Wrangell
· Fort Stikine
Wrangell was once a supply point for gold miners heading toward the Klondike.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 2.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2001 movie, "Dr. Dolittle 2"
Local festivals include:
  • Polar Bear Swim - Jan. 1, 2007
  • Garnet Festival - April 25-29, 2007
  • Tent City Festival - Feb. 2-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Wrangell web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Wrangell Museum, Tribal House of the Bear, Petroglyph Beach
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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18% of Wrangell residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wrangell ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wrangell was $21,851, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Wrangell residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Wrangell, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $486.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,162.


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Libraries in Wrangell include Irene Ingle Public Library ... View libraries

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National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KSTK.

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The average commute time for Wrangell workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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