In the city, the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 10....
Most people know that sunset is the time when the sun goes down. But did you know that the sun doesn't actually set? Instead, Earth rotates into darkness, giving us the illusion that the sun is setting. So what causes sunset?
Well, it's a combination of things. The Earth's atmosphere scatters sunlight in every direction, but blue and violet light are scattered more than other colors. This is why the sky is usually blue during the daytime. As the sun gets lower in the sky, the atmosphere becomes thicker and more dense.
This scattering of sunlight happens to a greater extent, and we see red and orange light more than blue and violet light. That's why sunset is usually a beautiful red or orange color. So next time you see sunset, remember that you're actually seeing Earth rotate into darkness!
Thorne Bay is a city located in the Ketchikan-Fairbanks Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 2,563. The city is the county seat of Ketchikan County.
In 1903, prospector and miner Jack London chose the site for a settlement on Native land that he had bought from the Ketchikan Malakand Corporation for $640. The result of the negotiations was that London and his associates organized the first city in Thorne Bay on October 19, 1903, naming it New London. A post office opened in New London on January 13, 1904, but closed on May 30, 1906. The name was changed to Thorne Bay on December 10, 1916.
In 1925, the first ALASKA HIGHWAY was completed and opened prime access to the area. Thorne Bay quickly grew as a fishing and logging center, and in the 1950s it became the site of the Ketchikan Air Force Base. The city's population reached 1,000 in 1958 and 2,500 in 1970.
The city of Thorne Bay is located at 59°37'N 155°5'W (59.6208, -155.9803), at an elevation of 316 feet (98 meters).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , of which is land and (2.52%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,560 people, 982 households, and 802 families residing in the city. The population density was 87.5 people per square mile (34.5/km²). There were 1,013 housing units at an average density of 32.9 per square mile (12.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.92% White, 0.44% Native American, 1.10% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 3.65% from other races, and 2.62% from two or more races.
There were 982 households out of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.7% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.26.
In the city, the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or}
As the sun sets, the sky slowly grows dark. For many people, this is a time to relax and wind down for the day. But have you ever wondered exactly when it gets dark? The answer may surprise you.
Did you know that darkness actually begins long before the sun sets? As the sun gets lower in the sky, its light has to travel through more atmosphere. This filters out some of the blue light, making the sun look redder. At the same time, shadows get longer and darker. So by the time the sun finally dips below the horizon, darkness has already begun to fall.
Of course, not all places on Earth experience darkness at the same time. Near the equator, the sun sets and rises almost directly overhead. This means that there is less of a difference between daytime and nighttime. Closer to the poles, however, the sun stays low in the sky for much of the year. This leads to longer periods of darkness during wintertime.