Most of the town sits over water, supported by piles. It is centred on one road, Tongass Avenue, which runs along the shores of Tongass Narrows. It is lined with forested hills and is surrounded by a waterway. The Deer Mountain in the south offers a panoramic view of downtown Ketchikan and the surrounding terrain.
It lies in the maritime climate zone. It enjoys warm ... More winters, cool summers and heavy precipitation. Summer temperatures range from 10°C to 18°C, while winter temperatures vary from –2°C to 3°C.
It is populated by a little over 8,000 inhabitants. It boasts of a diverse economy supported by fish processing facilities and tourism.
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