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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    NG
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A+
Ketchikan Gateway Borough is a County in Alaska with a population of 13,745. In Ketchikan Gateway Borough, most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Ketchikan Gateway Borough. The public schools in Ketchikan Gateway Borough are above average.
Population
13,745

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$265,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,139
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Ketchikan Gateway Borough Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    170.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    230.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    303.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,620.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    218.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Ketchikan Gateway Borough

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,321
National
$55,322

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    Ketchikan Gateway Borough Reviews

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    I'm currently a teenager in the town of Ketchikan Alaska. I would say the schools here are great, compared to the other locations I've lived. Summers are always bustling with tourist, which is quite intresting and fun to see such diversity in one small area. One thing I've noticed is the overall mental health issues among the youth. Most children ages 11-17, not all, have to some degree depression. I've seen it all to common, and they dont get help for the issues they are facing. Some have even gone as far as considering suicide as a way to get out of their daily lives. If you do move here, please check up on how your children are doing. It could save a life if someone really needs help.
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    I've lived in Ketchikan for over 10 years. Pretty little island town with a beautiful view of the water and mountains. So many outdoor activity opportunities and job opportunities especially in the summer because of tourist season. Great place to live and retire. Easy to get to places. Don't get too much snow. It rains a lot. People are friendly and welcoming. Great community that supports and help each other out.
    I haven't really used this site before so this is new. so far it seems good. Thank you for asking. As for Ketchikan, Alaska I love it here, it's a small island that has very little crime. It is a wonderful place to raise a family and work.The professors here are all really nice, I cant wait to get all of my schooling done and become a registered nurse, so I can start helping people and take care of them. Thank you for your time, and I really hope you choose me for the scholarship.