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- Population: 46,759
- Incorporation: 2nd
Class Borough (1964)
- Communities within
the Borough: Anchor Point, Clam Gulch, Cohoe, Cooper Landing,
Crown Point, Fox River, Fritz Creek, Halibut Cove, Happy Valley,
Homer, Hope, Jakolof Bay, Kachemak, Kalifonsky, Kasilof, Kenai,
Moose Pass, Nanwalek, Nikiski, Nikolaevsk, Ninilchik, Port Graham,
Primrose, Ridgeway, Salamatof, Seldovia, Seward, Soldotna, Sterling,
- Borough Sales Tax:
2% (City taxes add additional 1% to 3%)
- Physical Layout:
16,079 sq. miles land / 5,585 sq. miles water.
- Climate: Winter 4
degrees to 22 degrees; Summer 46 degrees to 65 degrees. Average
annual precipitation is 20 inches.
- Industries: Tourism,
oil production, commercial fishing (1,676 borough residents
hold commercial fishing permits), fish processing, government,
timber and lumber, agriculture, transportation services, construction
and retail trade.
- Access: Located South
of Anchorage accessible via the Sterling Highway, scheduled
and charter airlines,
helicopter and bus services, ocean cruise lines and the The
Alaska Railroad in Seward and the Alaska
Marine Highway Ferry in Homer.