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City and Borough of Juneau, 155 South Seward Street, Juneau, Alaska 99801

Fast Facts about Juneau

City and Borough of Juneau


Population
The current population of Juneau is 30,903 (Census 2002).

Type of Government
The City and Borough of Juneau is a home-rule municipality under the Constitution of the State of Alaska. It has a Council/Manager form of government. The Borough Assembly is composed of the Mayor and eight Assembly members.

Economy
The Juneau economy is based on State, local, and Federal government, tourism, mining, fishing, and logging. For more complete information see:

Size and Location
Located in the Panhandle of Southeast Alaska, 900 air miles north of Seattle and 600 air miles south of Anchorage. 58 18 N Latitude, 134 24 W Longitude

Brief History

Climate & Day Length
Juneau has a mild, maritime climate. The mean annual temperature is 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter temperatures seldom drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit and summer temperatures seldom exceed 65 degrees. Abundant rainfall contributes to the growth of very large Sitka spruce and Western hemlock in the coastal forests and to abundant fish populations in local waters. Snowfall is heavy in most winters, averaging 101 inches. Statistically, June is the month with the least rainfall.

Juneau does not have the "midnight sun" experienced further north in Alaska, but day length is much longer in the summer and much shorter in the winter than in the "Lower 48" states. Long twilight makes the effective day length longer in summer and shorter in winter than the times shown in the table below.


Winter Solstice Sunrise Sunset Hours of Daylight
December 21 or 22 9:46 a.m. 4:07 p.m. 6 hrs. 21 minutes
Summer Solstice Sunrise Sunset Hours of Daylight
June 20 or 21 3:51 a.m. 10:09 p.m. 18 hrs. 18 minutes