Nationwide Claims to Fame

Alaska is 1st out of 51 other states in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Alaska is 1st out of 51 other states in Size in square miles

Alaska is 2nd out of 51 other states in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Alaska is 2nd out of 51 other states in Race - Two or More

Alaska is 3rd out of 51 other states in Residents younger than 5

Alaska is 4th out of 51 other states in Income per household

Alaska is 4th out of 51 other states in Residents with high school diploma (older than 25)

Alaska is 4th out of 51 other states in Residents younger than 18

Alaska is 7th out of 51 other states in People per household

Alaska is 8th out of 51 other states in Income per capita

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Alaska Rank US
Current population (2012) 731,449 47th 313,914,040
Size in square miles 570,640.9 1st 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1.2 51st 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Alaska Rank US
Residents younger than 5 7.5% 3rd 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 25.6% 4th 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 8.5% 51st 13.7%
Education Demographics
Alaska Rank US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 91.4% 4th 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 27.2% 24th 28.2%
Race Demographics
Alaska Rank US
Race - White 67.5% 45th 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 3.7% 37th 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 14.8% 1st 1.2%
Race - Asian 5.7% 10th 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.2% 2nd 0.2%
Race - Two or More 7.1% 2nd 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 6.1% 32nd 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 63.1% 36th 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Alaska Rank US
Female residents 47.9% 51st 50.8%
Foreign born residents 6.9% 25th 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Alaska Rank US
Housing units 311,201 49th 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 24.4% 18th 25.9%
Households 252,920 50th 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 64.3% 43rd 66.1%
Home median value $235,100 16th $186,200
People per household 2.7 7th 2.6
Building permits (last year) 994 50th 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Alaska Rank US
Income per capita $31,944 8th $27,915
Income per household $69,014 4th $52,762
Income below poverty line 9.5% 47th 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Alaska Rank US
Non-farm private establishments 20,119 51st 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 254,996 50th 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 68,728 48th 27,092,908
Retail sales $9,303,387 49th $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $13,635 21st $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $1,851,293 47th $613,795,732

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