Alaska Demographic Data

Alaska Demographic Summary

  • Population: 731,449
  • Area: 665,008.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 570,665.00 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 94,343.00 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 1.09 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: NA
  • Time Zone: Yukon Standard Time (GMT -9)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Alaska Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
349,737
47.4%
50.8
Male
388,695
52.6%
49.2
Total Population
738,432
 
 

Alaska Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
54,761
7.4% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
52,302
7.1% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
48,750
6.6% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
50,377
6.8% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
62,719
8.5% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
118,778
16.1% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
91,656
12.4% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
93,326
12.6% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
50,655
6.9% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
44,100
6.0% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
48,118
6.5% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
17,303
2.3% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
5,587
0.8% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
552,041
74.8%
77.1
Female
259,442
47.0%
51.4%
Male
292,599
53.0%
48.6%
21 Years and over
519,592
70.4%
72.9
62 Years and over
95,006
12.9%
18.3
65 Years and over
71,008
9.6%
14.9
Female
35,960
50.6%
55.9%
Male
35,048
49.4%
44.1%
Median Age (years)
33

Alaska Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
675,147
91.4% 
96.9
White
481,314
65.2% 
73.1
Black or African American
26,176
3.5% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
101,133
13.7% 
0.8
Asian
47,295
6.4% 
5.4
Asian Indian
1,184
0.2% 
1.2
Chinese
2,958
0.4% 
1.3
Filipino
29,804
4.0% 
0.9
Japanese
1,192
0.2% 
0.2
Korean
3,698
0.5% 
0.5
Vietnamese
1,560
0.2% 
0.5
Other Asian
6,899
0.9% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
6,762
0.9% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
1,192
0.2% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
247
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
4,014
0.5% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
1,309
0.2% 
0.1
Some Other Race
12,467
1.7% 
4.8
Two or More Races
63,285
8.6% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
51,825
7.0% 
17.6
Mexican
28,002
3.8% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
6,719
0.9% 
1.7
Cuban
851
0.1% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
16,253
2.2% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
686,607
93.0% 
82.4

Alaska Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
12,121
2.6% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
22,495
4.8% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
128,052
27.3% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
129,326
27.5% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
38,113
8.1% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
87,869
18.7% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
51,547
11.0% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
34,616
7.4%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
434,907
92.6%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
139,416
29.7%
30.6

Alaska Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
208,095
35.7%
33.5
Now Married
274,708
47.2%
47.5
Divorced
67,141
11.5%
11.0
Separated
11,382
2.0%
2.1
Widowed
21,293
3.7%
5.8

Alaska Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
573,242
83.8%
78.5%
Languages other than english
110,429
16.2%
21.5%
Spanish
27,069
4.0%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
14,864
2.2%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
38,150
5.6%
3.5%
Other Languages
30,346
4.4%
1.0%

Alaska Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
9,842
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
8,052
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
16,910
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
18,906
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
29,640
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
44,247
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
37,646
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
46,979
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
21,191
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
16,772
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
73,355
 
55,775
Per capita income
34,352
 
29,979

Alaska Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
18,954
5.3%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
34,319
9.7%
9.8
Construction
25,415
7.2%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
83,083
23.4%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
12,651
3.6%
6.5
Information
6,916
1.9%
2.1
Manufacturing
11,461
3.2%
10.3
Other services except public administration
16,760
4.7%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
30,351
8.6%
11.3
Public administration
41,595
11.7%
4.6
Retail trade
38,999
11.0%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
27,012
7.6%
5.1
Wholesale trade
7,250
2.0%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
42,889
12.1%
9.0
Management, professional, and related occupations
129,291
36.4%
37.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
39,325
11.1%
12.3
Sales and office occupations
80,331
22.6%
23.6
Service occupations
62,930
17.7%
18.0

Alaska Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
363,075
 
148,324,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
246,577
67.9%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
45,738
12.6%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
5,608
1.5%
5.2
Walked
28,801
7.9%
2.8
Other means
20,256
5.6%
1.8
Worked at home
16,095
4.4%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
19.0
 
26.0

Alaska Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
25,838
10.3%
8.9
1 vehicles
75,250
30.1%
33.5
2 vehicles
95,569
38.2%
37.2
3 or more
53,528
21.4%
20.3

Alaska Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
250,185
80.8%
87.7
Owner Occupied
159,922
63.9%
63.0
Renter Occupied
90,263
36.1%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
59,268
19.2%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
6
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0

Alaska Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
309,453
1 room
18,903
6.1%
2.3
2 rooms
21,984
7.1%
2.5
3 rooms
40,249
13.0%
9.0
4 rooms
59,397
19.2%
16.6
5 rooms
57,581
18.6%
20.0
6 rooms
39,422
12.7%
17.9
7 rooms
27,510
8.9%
12.1
8 rooms
19,691
6.4%
8.5
9 rooms or more
24,716
8.0%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 

Alaska Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
309,453
134,794,000
1-unit, detached
191,353
61.8%
61.4
1-unit, attached
22,681
7.3%
5.8
2-units
16,169
5.2%
3.7
3 or 4 units
22,729
7.3%
4.5
5 to 9 units
16,555
5.3%
4.8
10 to 19 units
9,660
3.1%
4.6
20 or more units
14,373
4.6%
8.8
Mobile home
15,682
5.1%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
251
0.1%
0.1

Alaska Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
5,452
1.8%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
3,695
1.2%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
17,662
5.7%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
27,737
9.0%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
73,608
23.8%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
77,089
24.9%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
45,702
14.8%
14.0%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Alaska Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
122,946
49.1%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
3,713
1.5%
4.7
Electricity
32,857
13.1%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
71,730
28.7%
5.1
Coal or coke
1,170
0.5%
0.1
Wood
13,928
5.6%
2.0
Solar energy
14
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
1,951
0.8%
0.5
No fuel used
1,876
0.7%
1.2

Alaska Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
104,097
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
888
0.9%
11.0%
$500 to $999
6,339
6.1%
42.7%
$3,000 or more
9,732
9.3%
1.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
10,004
9.6%
1.7%
$2,000 to $2,499
21,846
21.0%
4.1%
$1,000 to 1,499
26,268
25.2%
$1,500 to 1,999
29,020
27.9%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
43,833
42.2%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
17,762
17.1%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
13,264
12.8%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
8,572
8.2%
7.3%
35.0% or more
20,509
19.7%
22.3%
Not Computed
157
NR
NR

Alaska Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
83,117 
 
41,410,200 
$1,000 to $1,499
31,389
37.8%
27.9%
$1,500 to $1,999
13,350
16.1%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
7,525
9.1%
4.1%
$2,500 to $2,999
1,151
1.4%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
477
0.6%
1.5%
$500 to $999
23,845
28.7%
42.7%
Less than $500
5,380
6.5%
11.0%
No Cash Rent
7,146
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
1,163
NR
959
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
11,684
14.1%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
13,064
15.7%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
9,391
11.3%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
9,294
11.2%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
6,957
8.4%
9.2%
35.0% or more
32,645
39.3%
41.4%
Not Computed
7,228
NR
NR

Alaska Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
159,922
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
11,168
7.0%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
8,365
5.2%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
11,676
7.3%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
18,518
11.6%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
50,432
31.5%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
47,136
29.5%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
11,629
7.3%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
998
0.6%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
259,600
 
194,500
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