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.
In 2012, the population of Alaska was 694,892. Alaska has a population density of 1 (how many people live in one square mile.
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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 Population||Alaska||United States|
|Households by Income||Alaska||United States|
|Income Less than $15,000||7.58%||12.48%|
|Income Between $15,000 and $25,000||7.94%||10.46%|
|Income Between $25,000 and $35,000||8.92%||10.68%|
|Income Between $35,000 and $50,000||13.23%||15.26%|
|Income Between $50,000 and $75,000||15.21%||12.20%|
|Income Between $100,000 and $150,000||17.03%||11.83%|
|Income Between $150,000 and $250,000||7.98%||5.23%|
|Income Between $250,000 and $500,000||1.46%||1.54%|
|Income Greater than $500,000||0.46%||0.70%|
|Population by Occupation||Alaska||United States|
|Management, Business, and Financial Operations||13.05%||13.70%|
|Professional and Related Occupations||21.45%||20.28%|
|Sales and Office||26.19%||26.66%|
|Farming, Fishing, and Forestry||1.36%||0.74%|
|Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance||11.90%||9.51%|
|Production, Transportation, and Material Moving||10.72%||14.39%|
|Local Economy||Alaska||United States|
|Recent Job Growth||-1.06%||-4.06%|
|Future Job Growth||29.58%||21.68%|
|Income per Capita||$29,027||$26,372|
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 Housing||Alaska||United States|
|Median Home Cost||$202,750||$183,450|
|Median Home Age||26||33|
|Property Tax Rate||$13.09||$11.20|
|Alaska Homes by Value||Alaska||United States|
|Less Than $20,000||2.59%||2.71%|
|$20,000 to $39,999||3.84%||3.86%|
|$40,000 to $59,999||3.22%||5.09%|
|$60,000 to $79,999||2.96%||6.10%|
|$80,000 to $99,999||3.13%||7.33%|
|$100,000 to $149,999||12.70%||18.53%|
|$150,000 to $199,999||16.31%||14.38%|
|$200,000 to $299,999||33.11%||17.52%|
|$300,000 to $399,999||13.06%||9.26%|
|$400,000 to $499,999||4.63%||5.11%|
|$500,000 to $749,999||3.12%||5.76%|
|$1,000,000 or more||0.59%||2.07%|
|Alaska Homes by Year Built||Alaska||United States|
|1939 or Earlier||1.83%||12.87%|
|1940 to 1949||2.27%||6.21%|
|1950 to 1959||5.91%||10.80%|
|1960 to 1969||10.10%||12.04%|
|1970 to 1979||25.03%||16.14%|
|1980 to 1989||26.53%||14.11%|
|1990 to 1994||5.85%||6.29%|
|1995 to 1998||7.33%||6.33%|
|1999 to October 2005||15.13%||15.21%|
32.27% of the people in Alaska declare themselves religious, compared to the national average of 48.34%.
|Alaska Religions||Alaska||United States|