Alaska State

Alaska is a US state situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent.

Bordering the state to the east is the Canadian Yukon Territory and the province of British Columbia, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia further west across the Bering Strait.

Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area, the 4th least populous and the least densely populated of the 50 United States.

Approximately half of Alaska's 731,449 residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area.

Alaska's economy is dominated by the oil, natural gas, and …

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As of 2012, Alaska has a total population of 694,892 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 10.83%.

The median home price Alaska is $202,750 with the median age of the buyer being 26. Homes in Alaska have appreciatied over the last by -0.82%.

Public schools in Alaska spend approximately $9,857 per student. This provides for a student to teacher ratio of 15.5.

Alaska has an unemployment rate of 8.30%, compared to the USA average of 10.20%. Recent job growth is -1.06% with a projected future job growth of 29.58%.

Alaska has an average commute time of 21.3 compared to the national average of 27.8.

On a scale from 1 to 10 (lowest crime to highest crime) Alaska is a 8 in violent crime and a 6 in property crime. Violent crime is made up of murder, manslaughter, rape, aggrevated assault and robbery. Property crime is made up of larceny, burglary, vehicle theft, arson and any theft type offense when there is no force against the victim. The national averages are 4 for violent crime and 4 for property crime.

In terms of political affiliations in Alaska, 37.890% of people are Democrats, 59.420% are Republicans and 2.686% are registered Independent.

Alaska People


In 2012, the population of Alaska was 694,892. Alaska has a population density of 1 (how many people live in one square mile.

Family in Alaska

The median age in Alaska is 33.9, compared to the USA median age of 36.8. Males account for 51.86% of the population of Alaska, while females make up 48.14% of the population (The USA averages are 49.34% male and 50.66% female).

The average household size in Alaska is 2.71 people across 247,663. 56.95% of people are married in Alaska while 43.05% are single.

Local PopulationAlaskaUnited States
Population Density187
Population Change10.83%9.00%
Median Age33.936.8
Household Size2.712.59
Male Population51.86%49.34%
Female Population48.14%50.66%
Married Population56.95%57.41%
Single Population43.05%42.59%

Alaska Economy

Households by IncomeAlaskaUnited States
Income Less than $15,0007.58%12.48%
Income Between $15,000 and $25,0007.94%10.46%
Income Between $25,000 and $35,0008.92%10.68%
Income Between $35,000 and $50,00013.23%15.26%
Income Between $50,000 and $75,00015.21%12.20%
Income Between $100,000 and $150,00017.03%11.83%
Income Between $150,000 and $250,0007.98%5.23%
Income Between $250,000 and $500,0001.46%1.54%
Income Greater than $500,0000.46%0.70%
Population by OccupationAlaskaUnited States
Management, Business, and Financial Operations13.05%13.70%
Professional and Related Occupations21.45%20.28%
Sales and Office26.19%26.66%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry1.36%0.74%
Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance11.90%9.51%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving10.72%14.39%
Local EconomyAlaskaUnited States
Unemployment Rate8.30%10.20%
Recent Job Growth-1.06%-4.06%
Future Job Growth29.58%21.68%
Sales Taxes2.00%6.80%
Income Taxes0.00%6.25%
Income per Capita$29,027$26,372
Household Income$65,242$51,660

Alaska Housing


As of 2012, Alaska consisted of 31.09% renters and 54.25% home owners. Homes have appreciated at a rate of -0.82% over the past year (compared to a national appreciation of -5.21%).

Alaska HousingAlaskaUnited States
Median Home Cost$202,750$183,450
Median Home Age2633
Home Appreciation-0.82%-5.21%
Homes Owned54.25%60.14%
Housing Vacancy14.66%10.50%
Homes Rented31.09%29.36%
Property Tax Rate$13.09$11.20
Alaska Homes by ValueAlaskaUnited States
Less Than $20,0002.59%2.71%
$20,000 to $39,9993.84%3.86%
$40,000 to $59,9993.22%5.09%
$60,000 to $79,9992.96%6.10%
$80,000 to $99,9993.13%7.33%
$100,000 to $149,99912.70%18.53%
$150,000 to $199,99916.31%14.38%
$200,000 to $299,99933.11%17.52%
$300,000 to $399,99913.06%9.26%
$400,000 to $499,9994.63%5.11%
$500,000 to $749,9993.12%5.76%
$1,000,000 or more0.59%2.07%
Alaska Homes by Year BuiltAlaskaUnited States
1939 or Earlier1.83%12.87%
1940 to 19492.27%6.21%
1950 to 19595.91%10.80%
1960 to 196910.10%12.04%
1970 to 197925.03%16.14%
1980 to 198926.53%14.11%
1990 to 19945.85%6.29%
1995 to 19987.33%6.33%
1999 to October 200515.13%15.21%

Alaska Religion


32.27% of the people in Alaska declare themselves religious, compared to the national average of 48.34%.

Alaska ReligionsAlaskaUnited States
Declared Religious32.27%48.34%
Other Christian9.27%5.20%

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