About Our Town
Juneau is many things: a mountain town, a coastal community and the most scenic capital city in the U.S. A natural wonder, wildlife hotspot and cultural jewel, Juneau is rich in history, art, music and Native heritage. It’s an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, a shopper’s trove and a food lover’s dream - not just the state capital, but the beating heart of Southeast Alaska.
Coordinates: 58 N by134 W
Named in 1881, after gold prospector Joe Juneau; incorporated in 1900; designated the capital of Alaska in 1906
Area: 3,255 square miles; of this, only 14 square miles are urban
Population, as of 2014 census: 32,406
Climate: Pacific Temperate Rainforest
Main industries: government (state, federal and municipal), tourism, fishing, mining