"We, a group of Indians having common bonds of occupation in the fish industry, including the catching, processing and the selling of fish and the building of fishing boats and equipment, in Klawock Territory of Alaska, in order to promote our welfare through the development and operation of economic and social enterprises."
Today Klawock is a mixed Tlingit and non-Native city. The Island has been greatly influenced by logging operations. Most residents pursue a subsistence lifestyle to provide food sources. The community takes great pride in its Totem Park, which displays 21 restored totem poles and replicas from the old village. The Totem Park includes a Heritage Center and Long House.
2013 Totem Pole Raising- August 15-17 Klawock Alaska.
Location & Climate
Klawock is located on the west coast of Prince of Wales Island, on Klawock Inlet, across from Klawock Island. It is 7 miles road north of Craig, 24 road miles from Hollis, and 56 air miles west of Ketchikan. It lies at approximately 55.552220 North Latitude and -133.095830 West Longitude. (Sec. 09, T073S, R081E, Copper River Meridian.) Klawock is located in the Ketchikan Recording District. The area encompasses 0.6 sq. miles of land and 0.3 sq. miles of water. Prince of Wales Island is dominated by a cool, moist, maritime climate. Summer temperatures range from 49 to 63 °F; winter temperatures range from 32 to 42 °F. Average annual precipitation is 120 inches, with 40 inches of snow. *State of AK, DOT AMHS.
755 (US Census)
1st Class City originally incorporated in 1929. The City currently employs 5 staff members. Regular elections are held every 1st Tuesday in October. The City Council meets every 1st Tuesday of the month. The current city sales tax is 5.5%.
Alaska Power Company (Private). Power source: hydro with diesel back-up. Kilowatt capacity: 1,375. In November of 2010 the small commercial rate for 1,500kWh/month was $0.1320 with a monthly fee of $12.93. (JEDC Asset Mapping Report)
Water & Sewer Utilities
Water is derived from a dam on Half Mile Creek, then treated, stored in a tank, and piped throughout Klawock. Most homes have piped sewage collection, which receives secondary treatment.Over 90% of homes are fully plumbed.
The City provides refuse collection which is hauled to the Klawock transshipment facility for shipment to the lower 48. Community also owns a plastics baler that is currently not being used.
A 5,000ft x 100ft paved, lighted, small jet capable runway. Klawock has a small boat harbor and boat launch ramp. A deep draft dock is located at Klawock Island, which is primarily used for loading timber. The community is connected to the State/City Highway on the Island.
Accessible by wheeled and float/sea plane and small water craft. Access to IFA ferry terminal via Hollis 23 miles away.
: Klawock City School is in the Klawock City Schools District K-12. Enrollment in the 2010-11 school year was 136. Student-teacher ratio: 10.4:1.
Alicia Roberts Medical Center. Owner/Operator: SEARHC. Klawock Volunteer Fire/EMS. Community Health Aid Program CHAP site.Emergency service is provided by 911 Telephone Service, volunteers and a health aide.
Federally Recognized Tribe
Klawock Cooperative Association. (Village Council; Bureau Of Indian Affairs-Recognized Indian Reorganization Act Council)
Klawock Heenya Corporation
Other Community Buildings
ANB/ANS Hall, Southeast Senior Services, Heritage Center, School Libraries.
Community Economic Development Projects
A list of Economic Development Projects was not submitted for the 2011 year.