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Kodiak Island Borough is a borough located in the U.S. state of Alaskamarker. As of the 2000 census, the population was 13,913. The borough seat is Kodiakmarker.


The borough has a total area of 12,024 square miles (31,141 km²), of which, 6,560 square miles (16,990 km²) of it is land and 5,464 square miles (14,151 km²) of it (45.44%) is water. Most of the land area belongs to Kodiak Islandmarker, but a thin strip of coastal area on the western part of the Alaska Peninsulamarker and other nearby islands (Afognak Islandmarker, Shuyak Islandmarker, Marmot Islandmarker, Raspberry Islandmarker, Little Raspberry Island, Whale Islandmarker, Spruce Islandmarker, Woody Islandmarker, Uganik Islandmarker, Sitkalidak Islandmarker, Tugidak Islandmarker, Sitkinak Islandmarker, Chirikof Islandmarker, and the Semidi Islandsmarker) are also in the borough. The waterway between the island and mainland is known as the Shelikof Straitmarker. South of the island are the open waters of the Pacific Oceanmarker, so the site is considered good for launching certain types of satellites. The Kodiak Launch Complexmarker is ideal for putting satellites in Molniya and polar orbits.

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As of the census of 2000, there were 13,913 people, 4,424 households, and 3,256 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 5,159 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 59.69% White, 0.96% Black or African American, 14.58% Native American, 16.04% Asian, 0.79% Pacific Islander, 2.78% from other races, and 5.16% from two or more races. 6.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 13.10% reported speaking Tagalog at home, while 5.28% speak Spanish [13054].

There were 4,424 households out of which 45.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.40% were non-families. 19.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.52.

In the borough the population was spread out with 32.40% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 34.00% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 4.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 112.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.40 males.

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