Pelican is a city in the northwestern part of Chichagof Island in Hoonah-Angoon Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 163. Pelican is located on the east side of Lisianski Inlet, a body of water that opens into Lisianski Strait and Cross Sound, on Chichagof Island.
As of the census of 2000, there were 163 people, 70 households, and 41 families residing in the city. The population density was 280.5 people per square mile (108.5/km²). There were 94 housing units at an average density of 161.8 per square mile (62.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 72.39% White, 21.47% Native American, 1.23% Asian, 0.61% from other races, and 4.29% from two or more races. 0.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.