Kodiak Island , sitting off the Southern coast of Alaska in the Kodiak Archipelago, is home to the city of Kodiak , Alaska’s largest fishing port, famous for catches of king crab and salmon.
The largest community on the island is the city of Kodiak , Alaska . Other settlements include the villages of Akhiok, Old Harbor, Karluk, Larsen Bay, Port Lions, and an unorganized community near Cape Chiniak. The village of Ouzinkie on nearby Spruce Island is also part of the island community.
Total island wide population including the six villages of Port Lions, Ouzinkie, Larsen Bay, Karluk, Old Harbor and Akhiok is approximately 13,000 with the majority of those residents living in and around the city of Kodiak and its road system.
It is a close call, but the polar bear is generally considered the largest bear on Earth. A close second is the brown bear, specifically the Kodiak bear. The consensus among experts is that the polar bear is the largest, but some believe the Kodiak bear to be larger .
Cost of Living in Kodiak
|Milk (regular), (1 gallon )||?|
|Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb)||4.00$|
|Rice (white), (1 lb)||4.00$|
|Eggs (regular) (12)||3.50$|
By their nature, Kodiak bears are potentially dangerous but they are mostly docile creatures. There has only been one person killed by a bear on Kodiak in the past 90 years. There are people hurt by bears occasionally (about once every other year), but almost all of those involve hunters or bears being startled.
Kodiak bears are among the largest of all bears (averaging slightly smaller than polar bears ), and males can reach weights of up to 1,500 pounds and are able to stand up to 10 feet tall when on their hind legs. Grizzly bears are smaller and usually “only” weigh up to 1,150 pounds.
We have no scorpions, tarantulas, or wild boars here on the island . But it’s as close as we get to snakes in Kodiak . It’s kelp.
In Kodiak, the summers are short, cool, and mostly cloudy and the winters are long, very cold, wet, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 28°F to 62°F and is rarely below 14°F or above 69°F.
Kodiak averages 60 inches of snow per year.
Kodiak bears are a unique subspecies of the brown or grizzly bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi). They live exclusively on the islands in the Kodiak Archipelago and have been isolated from other bears for about 12,000 years. Kodiak bears are the largest bears in the world.
Kodiak is a great place to live . The scenery is beautiful, the fishing is fantastic, and the hiking and hunting are amazing! Kodiak has several small villages accessible by plane or boat only. Our weather is warmer in the winter than mainland Alaska , but cooler in the summer, with more rain than you may be used to.
People actually eat bear meat regularly on Kodiak ! Please note: when cooking bear , it’s important to make sure it is fully cooked. Eating undercooked bear meat can cause trichinosis, which may be deadly (similar to eating undercooked pork or chicken).