Salcha, Alaska

According to Harvardshoes, Salcha, Alaska is a small community located in the Fairbanks North Star Borough of the state of Alaska. The area was first settled in the early 1900s and is situated on the banks of the Salcha River. It is home to a population of about 500 people, and has an area of around 40 square miles.

Salcha is known as a quiet, friendly place with plenty of natural beauty to explore. It is surrounded by lush forests and open meadows, with a wide variety of wildlife including moose, bears, wolves, and beavers. Fishing opportunities abound in the Salcha River and nearby lakes. In addition to its natural beauty, Salcha offers visitors access to numerous recreational activities such as hiking trails, four-wheeling routes, snowmobiling trails, skiing areas, and more.

The small town has several businesses including a grocery store/café/bar called “The Salcha Store” which serves local residents as well as travelers passing through. There are also two gas stations located in town that provide fuel for vehicles as well as propane for campers and RVs. There are also two churches in town that serve both local residents and visitors looking for spiritual guidance or fellowship during their stay in Salcha.

In addition to its recreational activities, Salcha offers visitors access to numerous cultural attractions such as the local museum which houses artifacts from early settlers and Native Americans who inhabited the region centuries ago. The museum also showcases artwork from local artists which can be purchased from their gift shop. In addition to this museum there are other cultural attractions such as a library/community center where locals meet up for various events throughout the year like lectures or live music performances; a post office; an elementary school; and even an outdoor movie theater!

According to Health-beauty-guides, Salcha is an idyllic place that provides visitors with plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities while still maintaining its small-town charm through its unique businesses and cultural attractions that make it stand out among other Alaskan communities. Whether you’re looking for some peace and quiet or an exciting adventure filled with wildlife sightings and outdoor activities—Salcha has something for everyone.

Population: 854
Males: 450 (52.7%), Females: 404 (47.3%)

Zip code: 99714

Median resident age: 37.5 years
Median household income: $54,063
Median house value: $92,900

Races in Salcha:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.7%)
  • American Indian (5.6%)
  • Two or more races (4.2%)
  • Hispanic (2.8%)
  • Black (1.6%)
  • Other race (1.3%)

Ancestries: German (21.1%), Irish (13.3%), United States (8.8%), English (8.3%), French (7.4%), Norwegian (4.8%).

Land area: 72.0 square miles

Salcha, Alaska



For population 25 years and over in Salcha

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salcha CDP

  • Never married: 17.4%
  • Now married: 67.5%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 0.9%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

0.8% Foreign born


Hospitals/medical centers near Salcha:

  • VALLEY HOSPITAL (about 245 miles; PALMER, AK)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Salcha:

  • EIELSON AFB (about 11 miles; FAIRBANKS, AK; Abbreviation: EIL)
  • WAINWRIGHT AAF (about 47 miles; FAIRBANKS/FT WAINWRIGHT, AK; Abbreviation: FBK)
  • FAIRBANKS INTL (about 62 miles; FAIRBANKS, AK; Abbreviation: FAI)

Other public-use airports nearest to Salcha:

  • BRADLEY SKY-RANCH (about 31 miles; NORTH POLE, AK; Abbreviation: 95Z)
  • CHENA RIVER (about 61 miles; FAIRBANKS, AK; Abbreviation: 2Z5)
  • DELTA JUNCTION (about 96 miles; DELTA JUNCTION, AK; Abbreviation: D66)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salcha:

  • UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS (about 62 miles; FAIRBANKS, AK; Full-time enrollment: 5,034)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE (about 300 miles; ANCHORAGE, AK; Full-time enrollment: 9,453)
  • PENINSULA COLLEGE (about 1985 miles; PORT ANGELES, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 2013 miles; BELLINGHAM, WA; Full-time enrollment: 11,889)
  • WHATCOM COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 2016 miles; BELLINGHAM, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,656)
  • SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE (about 2034 miles; MT VERNON, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,420)
  • OLYMPIC COLLEGE (about 2050 miles; BREMERTON, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,889)