Alaskan city list
Activate the contents menu United States of America Map Emphasizing Alaska Located at the very tip of the North American continent, Alaska is the northernmost U.S. state. Alaska ranks as the third least populous state in the United States with 733,391 people,
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Located at the very tip of the North American continent, Alaska is the northernmost U.S. state. Alaska ranks as the third least populous state in the United States with 733,391 people, but it has the largest land area at 570,640 square miles. Area: 95 square miles (1,477,953 3 km2)  Alaska is divided administratively into 19 organized boroughs and one Unorganized Borough (which is divided into 11 non-administrative census areas) and contains 149 incorporated cities: four unified home rule municipalities, which are considered both boroughs and cities; ten home rule cities; nineteen first class cities; and 116 second class cities Incorporated cities in Alaska account for only Although only 2.1% of the territory's total area, they are home to Approximately 69.92% of its people The four combined municipalities account for more than 1,700 square miles (4,400 km2) of the total incorporated area. Beyond Anchorage and Juneau, only Unalaska (which includes the fishing port of Dutch Harbor) and Valdez (which includes the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System's terminal) have municipal areas larger than 100 square miles (260 square kilometers).
Alaska's incorporated municipalities are classified as either "general law" (further subdivided into "first class" and "second class") or "home rule."  All legislative powers not expressly prohibited by law or charter are available to both general law cities and home rule cities, which have very similar powers and functions. Local cities are responsible for a wide range of activities, including but not limited to holding elections and convening regular meetings of governing bodies. Unless delegated by the borough, home rule cities and first-class cities in the unorganized borough are responsible for running municipal school districts, exercise planning, and land use regulations. It is the responsibility of unified home rule cities (and other boroughs) to levy and collect municipal property and sales tax. Establishing a commission to write a charter and then having it ratified by voters at an election is what makes a city "home rule." In order to incorporate as a home rule or first class city under Title 29 of the Alaska Statutes, which regulates municipal government, a community must have at least 400 permanent residents. One home rule city (Nenana) and four first class cities (Hydaburg, Pelican, Seldovia, and Tanana) reported populations falling below that threshold in the 2010 Census, but their designation as such is unaffected. 
Approximately 291,247 people call Anchorage home, making it Alaska's most populous municipality. Nearly four-in-ten residents of the state Kupreanof, with only 21 people, is the smallest municipality in terms of population, according to . Sitka covers 2,870 square miles, making it the largest municipality in Alaska. 34 sq mi (7,434 While Kiana is the smallest at 0 square kilometers (0. 19 sq mi (0 49 km2)  Ketchikan was the first city in Alaska to incorporate in 1901, and Whale Pass is the most recent (having incorporated in 2017). 
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- Ranking Alaska's largest cities by population
Anchorage, Alaska’s most populous city, at night
The heart of Fairbanks, Alaska's second-biggest city.
Alaska's capital and third-most populous city, Juneau, as seen from above.
Sitka Harbor, Alaska's largest city by land area and fifth-largest in population
Old Town Ketchikan, Alaska's sixth-largest city and the state's earliest incorporated settlement.
Headquarters for the state
Located in the seat of a borough
- ^ There is a Borough seat in An official designation as a place by the United States Census Bureau
- ^ However, since Edna Bay didn't become a legal entity until October 2014, the numbers for that year don't factor in.
- ^ Census-designated place Petersburg serves as the borough capital.
- ^ King Salmon, a censored place in Bristol Bay Borough, serves as the borough seat.
- ^ Sources differ in their presentation of the year 1996: the Alaska Municipal Officials Directory (p. Although "Directory of Borough and City Officials 1974" (p. 136) states the year as 1977, "Directory of Borough and City Officials 1997 The date given by 72) is 12/23/1963 Whether or not the city of Selawik disbanded and then reincorporated its government is unknown.
- ^ Due to Whale Pass's late incorporation (in 2017), its numbers in 2010 are not reflected. 
- ^ Petersburg, Virginia, with a population of 2,948, and a land area of 44 square miles, has been factored into the sums based on data from the 2010 Census. The area of 13 square miles (114 3 km2) that opted to become a borough in 2013 after dissolving its city government. 
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- ^ a b c d State-Place and (in some states) County Subdivision Population Area Density 2010 GCT-PH1 Census of the United States, 2010 The Bureau of the Census of the United States of America First published February 13, 2020; archived February 13, 2020. Retrieved June 17, 2015
- ^ Alaska City/Town/Village Officials Contact List, 2015 Alaska Municipal League, Juneau 2015 p ix
- ^ "Alaska's Municipal Government" Division of Community and Regional Affairs, Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Local Government Online Date: September 15, 2003 Originally posted on September 13, 2008 Retrieved July 16, 2008
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- ^ a b "1974 Municipal Officials Directory" Institutions of Municipal Government in Alaska Juneau XIII (2): 45 It's January 1974.
- ^ a b c Angela Denning (January 7, 2017) KFSK reports that "Whale Pass residents vote to incorporate." Retrieved 2017-01-10
- ^ The Municipal Taxation in Alaska in 2011: Rates and Policies was published by the Alaska Department of Revenue. (PDF) Department of Commerce and Economic Development, Division of Community and Regional Affairs, Alaska January of 2012 The original archived version (PDF) date: Thursday, April 25, 2013 Retrieved Earlier today, on January 23rd, 2013
- ^ Historical Context for Alaska's Municipalities (Boroughs) (PDF) The Local Boundary Commission of the Division of Community and Regional Affairs of the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development The month of November in the year 2000 Retrieved July 16, 2008
- ^ The Huffington Post, Susan Bell (10 Sep 2014) "Edna Bay, Alaska, Becomes the State's Most Recent City" (PDF) A Statement for the Media Commissioner's Office, Juneau, Alaska Division of Community and Regional Affairs, Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development Retrieved May 21, 2016
- ^ Reference Guide to Alaska Municipal Government Officials, 1996 Publisher: Juneau, Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs / Alaska Municipal League This was in January of 1996. p 55
- ^ Voters approve a charter for local self-government in Soldotna. Clairón de la Pennsula A Limited Liability Company Named Morris Publishing Group Oct. 5, 2016 Retrieved Date: September 20 2018
- ^ It was written by Cindi Lagoudakis and Marilyn Menish-Meucci. Description: "Fact Sheet"1 petersburgak org Petersburg's Business and Tourist Center Retrieved June 23, 2018
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