Males have a median income of ,074 versus ,049 for females. 7.4% of the population and 3.7% of families are below the poverty line.
When Alaska became a state in 1959, government assistance in housing, transportation, and education added additional benefits.
In March 1964, a tectonic tsunami struck the city during the 1964 Alaska earthquake with 30-foot (9.1 m) waves that killed 15 people and caused $11 million in damage.
Salmon, halibut, the unique Kodiak bear, elk, Sitka deer (black tail), and mountain goats attract hunting tourists as well as fishermen to the Kodiak Archipelago.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game maintains an office in the city and a website to help hunters and fishermen obtain the proper permits and learn about the laws specific to the Kodiak area.
The Standard Oil Company, the Alaskan King Crab Company, and much of the fishing fleet were also destroyed.) (28.66%) of water.
Kodiak has the rare subpolar oceanic climate, (Köppen Cfc), marked by relatively mild weather year-round.Its wild game is coveted by hunters worldwide for the Kodiak bear and other game animals; there are strict laws governing fishing and hunting activities as well as hiking near spawning streams.Both the Department and the city maintain websites and publish brochures to help communicate these strictly enforced laws.Transportation to and from the island is provided by ferry service on the Alaska Marine Highway as well as local commercial airlines. He was followed by the British captain James Cook fifteen years later, who first recorded "Kodiak" in his journals in 1778.In 1792, the Russian Shelikhov-Golikov Company chief manager Alexander Baranov moved the post at Three Saints Bay (established in 1784) to a new site in Paul's Harbor ( A warehouse was built in what became one of the key posts of the Shelikhov-Golikov Company, a precursor of the Russian-American Company and a center for harvesting the area's vast population of sea otters for their prized pelts. Because the First Native cultures revered this animal and would never harm it, the Russians had wars with and enslaved the Aleuts during this era.Precipitation is heavy year-round, though markedly less in the summer months. The racial makeup of the city is 46.40% White, 0.69% African American, 10.47% Native American, 31.73% Asian, 0.93% Pacific Islander, 4.36% from other races, and 5.42% from two or more races.