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Population in Petersburg, Wrangell rose in last decade


January 23, 2020

Petersburg and Wrangell both saw an overall increase in population from 2010 through 2019, but while Petersburg's population rose between 2018 and 2019, Wrangell's population saw a drop in the same timeframe, according to data from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

There were 3,203 residents living in Petersburg in 2010 and in 2019, there were 3,226, according to the ADLWD. Those figures equal to a .08 percent growth for the decade and 1.12 percent growth in the last year.

"First of all, that doesn't surprise me," said Petersburg Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht. "[...

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