Haines, as seen from the Chilkoot Inlet.
Location of Haines, Alaska
|- Total||21. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent The US state of Alaska is not divided into counties, as are 48 other states but it is divided into boroughs ( Louisiana is divided into parishes Haines Borough is a Home rule borough located in the state of Alaska, United States. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 5 sq mi (55. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 8 km²)|
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Haines is a city in Haines Borough, Alaska, United States. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International The Alaska Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting nine hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-9) The UTC−9 time zone is used in French Polynesia Gambier Islands United States (AKST— Alaska Standard Daylight saving time ( DST UTC−8 is a band of Timezones separated from the Universal Coordinated Time by 8 hours A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 907 covers the entire state of Alaska, except for the small southeastern Alaska community of Hyder Alaska, which uses the 250 Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout Haines Borough is a Home rule borough located in the state of Alaska, United States. Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent The United States of America —commonly referred to as the As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 1,811. Haines has no municipal government; in November 2002, voters approved a measure consolidating the city of Haines and the Haines Borough into a home rule borough. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Home rule refers to a demand that constituent parts of a state be given greater self-government within the greater administrative purview of the central government A borough is an Administrative division of various countries In principle the term borough designates a self-governing Township although in practice 
The area around present-day Haines was called "'Dtehshuh" or "end of the trail" by the Chilkat group of Tlingit. Not to be confused with the Turkic Telengit people The Tlingit (ˈklɪŋkɪt in English also /-gɪt/ or Tlinkit /ˈtlɪŋkɪt/ which It received this name because they could portage (carry) their canoes from the trail they used to trade with the interior, which began at the outlet of the Chilkat River, to Dtehshuh and save 32 km (20 miles) of rowing around the Chilkat Peninsula. Portage refers to the practice of carrying a Canoe or other Boat over land to avoid an obstacle on the water route (such as Rapids or a Waterfall The Dalton Trail is a Trail that runs between Pyramid Harbor west of Haines Alaska in the United States, and Fort Selkirk, in the Chilkat River is a River in British Columbia and southeastern Alaska that flows southward from the Coast Range to the Chilkat Inlet Chilkat Peninsula is a Peninsula in Lynn Canal, Southeast Alaska that divides the Chilkoot and Chilkat Inlets and divides the George Dickinson, an agent for the North West Trading Company, settled at Dtehshuh in 1880. George Ritchie Dickinson (11 March 1903 in Dunedin – 17 March 1978 in Lower Hutt) played three tests for New Zealand. For the grocery chain see The North West Company. The North West Company was a fur trading business headquartered in Montreal Year 1880 ( MDCCCLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year In 1881, the Chilkat asked Sheldon Jackson to send missionaries to the area. Year 1881 ( MDCCCLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Rev Sheldon Jackson (1834&ndash1909 was a Presbyterian Missionary in the Western United States in the 19th century S. Young Hall, a Presbyterian minister, was sent. He built the Willard mission and school at Dtehshuh, on land given the church by the Chilkat. The mission was renamed Haines in 1884 in honor of Mrs. F. E. Haines, the chairwoman of the committee that raised funds for its construction.
Four canneries were constructed around the mission by 1900. Year 1900 ( MCM) was an exceptional Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar During the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898-1899, Haines grew as a supply center, since the Dalton Trail from Chilkat Inlet offered a route to the Yukon for prospectors. The Klondike Gold Rush, infrequently referred to as the Yukon Gold Rush or Alaska Gold Rush, was a frenzy of Gold rush Immigration to and for The Dalton Trail is a Trail that runs between Pyramid Harbor west of Haines Alaska in the United States, and Fort Selkirk, in the Chilkat Inlet is an inlet in Lynn Canal in the Southeast region of the U Yukon (ˈjuːkɒn is the westernmost and smallest of Canada's three territories. Gold was also discovered 36 miles from Haines in 1899 at the Porcupine District. Year 1899 ( MDCCCXCIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common During this time, the name Haines came into use for the area around the mission and not for just the mission itself. With the finishing of the White Pass and Yukon Route railway in neighboring Skagway, the Dalton Trail was mostly abandoned and Haines declined economically. The White Pass and Yukon Route ( WP&Y, WP&YR) is a Canadian and U Skagway (ˈskægweɪ is a first-class borough in Alaska, on the Alaska Panhandle.
Fort William H. Seward, a United States Army installation was constructed south of Haines in 1904, on property donated by the mission from its holdings. Fort William H Seward, also known as Chilkoot Barracks or as AHRS Site No Year 1904 ( MCMIV) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting on In 1922, the fort was renamed Chilkoot Barracks. Year 1922 ( MCMXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. It was the only United States Army post in Alaska before World War II. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including During World War II, it was used as a supply point for some U. S. Army activities in Alaska. The fort was deactivated in 1946 and sold as surplus property to a private group who called it Port Chilkoot. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In 1970, Port Chilkoot merged with Haines into one municipality. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In 1972, the fort was designated a National Historic Landmark and the name, Fort William H. A National Historic Landmark (NHL is a Building, site, Structure, Object, or District, that is officially recognized by the Seward, was restored.
The last of the four canneries closed in 1972 due to declining fish stocks. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Logging and sawing timber has been an industry around Haines but has declined also in recent years. Tourism is now an important source of income in the community.
Haines is located at .(59. 233800, -135. 447009)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 5 square miles (55. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 8 km²), of which, 13. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 5 square miles (35. 0 km²) of it is land and 8. 0 square miles (20. 8 km²) of it (37. 26%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,811 people, 752 households, and 505 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 134. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 0 people per square mile (51. 7/km²). There were 895 housing units at an average density of 66. 2/sq mi (25. 6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79. 62% White, 0. 17% Black or African American, 13. 86% Native American, 0. 66% Asian, 0. 11% Pacific Islander, 0. 44% from other races, and 5. 14% from two or more races. 1. 55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 752 households out of which 33. 4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53. 9% were married couples living together, 8. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32. 8% were non-families. 27. 5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8. 2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 40 and the average family size was 2. 94.
In the city the population was spread out with 26. 7% under the age of 18, 5. 3% from 18 to 24, 28. 0% from 25 to 44, 28. 4% from 45 to 64, and 11. 6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99. 7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99. 7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $39,926, and the median income for a family was $51,316. Males had a median income of $41,103 versus $30,278 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,505. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 5. 8% of families and 7. 9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 2% of those under age 18 and 2. 4% of those age 65 or over.
Many tourists visit during the annual appearance of bald eagles in the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve between October and February. The Bald Eagle ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a Bird of prey found in North America that is most recognizable as the national bird and The Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve is a State park and Wildlife refuge in the U
The community and surrounding area is also extremely popular for outdoor recreation. Rafting in the Chilkat River and hiking in the Takshanuk Mountains (Mount Ripinski and other peaks) are both popular as are the winter recreational opportunities available at and around Chilkat Pass for which Haines serves as a gateway with the Haines Highway. Chilkat River is a River in British Columbia and southeastern Alaska that flows southward from the Coast Range to the Chilkat Inlet Takshanuk Mountains are a Mountain range in Southeast Alaska, United States that separate the Chilkoot and Chilkat watersheds and Mount Ripinski is a mountain located immediately to the north of Haines, Alaska at the southern terminus in the Takshanuk Mountains. The Dalton Trail is a Trail that runs between Pyramid Harbor west of Haines Alaska in the United States, and Fort Selkirk, in the See also Alaska Route 7 The Haines Highway or Haines Cut-Off (and still often called the Haines "Road" is a Highway that connects The Davidson Glacier, due to its relatively accessible nature, is also a popular attraction. The Davidson Glacier is a large valley glacier near Haines, Alaska that finds its source in the Chilkat Range.
Haines also has a number of cultural offerings. Alaska Indian Arts  offers demonstrations by traditional craftsmen. History of the town of Haines and the local Tlingit people are featured in the Sheldon Museum & Cultural Center . The Hammer Museum  is dedicated to the history of the hammer in human society. The Tsirku Canning Company Museum offers a glimpse of Haines' historic salmon canneries.
Many tourists also visit annually on cruise ships. A cruise ship or cruise liner is a Passenger ship used for pleasure voyages where the voyage itself and the ship's amenities are part of the experience
Haines is home to the highly popular Haines Borough Public Library and also the Haines Borough School District its high school. The Haines Borough Public Library is the only public library in the Haines Borough area of Alaska. The Haines Borough School District is the School district administrating education in both the city of Haines, Alaska, but the Haines Borough Haines High School is the primary high school for the town of Haines, Alaska and the Haines Borough School District. Some students from Haines also choose to attend Klukwan High School in nearby Klukwan, although it is administered by a separate school district (Chatham School District). Klukwan is a Census-designated place (CDP in Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska, United States.
Haines is served a weekly newspaper, the Chilkat Valley News, as well as the public radio station KHNS which serves upper Lynn Canal (Haines, Skagway, and Klukwan) although its primary studios are located in Haines. The Chilkat Valley News is a weekly newspaper serving the Chilkat Valley / Haines Borough area of Southeast Alaska. KHNS is a FM -broadcasting public radio station with principal studios and offices in Haines, Alaska, secondary studios in Skagway The Lynn Canal is an Inlet (not an artificial Canal) into the mainland of southeast Alaska. Skagway (ˈskægweɪ is a first-class borough in Alaska, on the Alaska Panhandle. Klukwan is a Census-designated place (CDP in Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska, United States.
Haines also receives circulation of the free regional newspaper Capital City Weekly. The Capital City Weekly, or CapWeekly as it is informally known is a free regional weekly Newspaper that circulates primarily in Southeast
Haines is much more accessible than most other Southeastern communities of its size, having the advantages of being connected to the North American highway system by the Haines Highway, however snow and ice conditions in the winter and the long driving times can often make this route less-feasible than in theory. See also Alaska Route 7 The Haines Highway or Haines Cut-Off (and still often called the Haines "Road" is a Highway that connects The primary mode of inter-Southeastern transportation is by the Alaska Marine Highway. Alaska Marine Highway or the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS is a Ferry service operated by the government of the U The Lynn Canal route of the ferry system (Juneau-Haines-Skagway) is the only profitable route in the entire systemcitation needed and often receives a large amount of ferry traffic, especially in the summer. The Lynn Canal is an Inlet (not an artificial Canal) into the mainland of southeast Alaska. Skagway (ˈskægweɪ is a first-class borough in Alaska, on the Alaska Panhandle.
However, the Haines Airport also receives a large amount of traffic as well with three bush carriers serving it with services to Gustavus, Skagway, and Juneau: L.A.B. Flying Service, Wings of Alaska, and Skagway Air Service. Haines Airport is a public Airport located three miles (5 km west of the Central business district of Haines, a city in Haines Borough Gustavus is a city in Hoonah-Angoon Census Area in the US state of Alaska. Skagway (ˈskægweɪ is a first-class borough in Alaska, on the Alaska Panhandle. LAB Flying Service is an American Airline based in Haines, Alaska, U Wings of Alaska is an American scheduled and charter Airline company based in Juneau in the U The following is a list of airlines that operate and/or are based within the U