Prince of Wales-Outer
Ketchikan Census Area
of Wales-Hyder Census Area is a census area located in the U.S. state of Alaska.
As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,559. It is part of the unorganized
borough and therefore has no borough seat. Its largest communities are Craig and
Metlakatla. It was formerly part of the Census Bureau's Prince of Wales-Outer
Ketchikan Census Area, but the name was changed in 2008 after most of the Outer
Ketchikan (except the parts near the community of Hyder, and Annette Island) was
lost to annexation by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough.
The present-day Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area includes the Hyder area as an
exclave, and Annette Island, which is mostly surrounded by territory of
Ketchikan Gateway Borough. Before the transfer of territory, Ketchikan Gateway
Borough was enclaved within (surrounded by) the census area.