Alaska Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Alaska?

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There are 735,951 residents in Alaska, with a median age of 35. Of this, 52.28% are males and 47.72% are females. US-born citizens make up 89.73% of the resident pool in Alaska, while non-US-born citizens account for 7.13%. Additionally, 3.14% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 608,975 people in Alaska currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 735,951 -0.1%
Male Population 384,749 0.0%
Female Population 351,202 -0.3%
Male population 52.28%
Female population 47.72%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 35 1.2%
Citizen US Born 660,354 -0.1%
Citizen not US Born 52,460 0.4%
Not Citizen 23,137 -2.7%
Citizen US Born 89.73%
Citizen not US Born 7.13%
Not Citizen 3.14%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 4,599 -16.1%
Moved from Same County 65,678 -6.5%
Moved from Same State 17,599 -10.1%
Moved from Different State 29,528 -3.3%
Same House as Last Year 608,975 1.3%
Moved from Abroad 0.63%
Moved from Same County 9.04%
Moved from Same State 2.42%
Moved from Different State 4.07%
Same House as Last Year 83.84%

What are the employment statistics in Alaska?

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White-collar workers make up 76.54% of the working population in Alaska, while blue-collar employees account for 23.46%. There are also 34,610 entrepreneurs in Alaska (10.22% of the workforce); 182,782 workers employed in private companies (53.97%); and 87,522 people working in governmental institutions (25.84%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 259,226 -0.5%
Blue Collar 79,438 -1.8%
White Collar 76.54%
Blue Collar 23.46%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 34,610 -1.5%
Private Companies 182,782 -0.7%
Governmental Workers 87,522 -1.1%
Not for Profit Companies 33,750 -0.4%
Self Employees 10.22%
Private Companies 53.97%
Governmental Workers 25.84%
Not for Profit Companies 9.97%

How many households are there in Alaska?

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There are a total of 260,561 households in Alaska, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 65.62% of these Alaska households, while non-family units account for the remaining 34.38%. Additionally, 33.83% of households have children and 66.17% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 260,561 2.1%
Average People Per Household 3 -2.2%
Family Households 170,981 1.9%
Non-family Households 89,580 2.5%
Family Households 65.62%
Non-family Households 34.38%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 88,146 1.3%
Households without Children 172,415 2.5%
Households with Children 33.83%
Households without Children 66.17%

What are the median and average incomes in Alaska?

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The average annual household income in Alaska is $103,258, while the median household income sits at $80,287 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $86,218, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $95,393. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $44,078 and $62,935, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $103,258 4.5%
Median Household Income $80,287 3.2%
People below Poverty Level 73,352 0.9%
People above Poverty Level 636,396 -0.1%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Alaska?

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There are 324,434 housing units in Alaska, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1985. Of the 260,561 occupied housing units in Alaska, 65.71% are owner-occupied, while 34.29% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 61.66% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $300,100. In general, housing costs reach $1,372 per month in Alaska.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 324,434 1.9%
Median Year Built 1985 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 5,275 2.4%
Built between 1940 and 1949 4,928 1.1%
Built between 1950 and 1959 14,616 -0.6%
Built between 1960 and 1969 24,794 -2.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 73,553 0.7%
Built between 1980 and 1989 83,239 0.1%
Built between 1990 and 1999 45,550 0.5%
Built between 2000 and 2009 52,330 4.7%
Built between 2010 and 2019 19,888 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 261 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 260,561 2.1%
Owner Occupied 171,207 3.5%
Renter Occupied 89,354 -0.5%
Owner Occupied 65.71%
Renter Occupied 34.29%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 105,565 3.1%
Without Mortgage 65,642 4.2%
Median Value with Mortgage $300,100 2.5%
Median Value without Mortgage $241,100 2.9%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,372 3.2%
With Mortgage 61.66%
Without Mortgage 38.34%

What is the level of education in Alaska?

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Approximately 35.77% of the population in Alaska holds a high school degree (that's 197,867 residents), while 26.6% have attained a college certificate (165,649 locals) and 17.39% have a bachelor's degree (96,206 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 11,654 -3.5%
Some High School 197,867 0.4%
Some College 165,649 -1.3%
Associate Degree 44,577 -1.0%
Bachelor's Degree 96,206 2.2%
Graduate Degree 55,748 1.1%
No High School 2.11%
Some High School 35.77%
Some College 26.6%
Associate Degree 8.06%
Bachelor's Degree 17.39%
Graduate Degree 10.08%

What is the marital status of Alaska residents?

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A total of 193,975 people in Alaska have never been married (which represents 33.32% of the total population), while 298,512 of them are wedded (51.27%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 10,422 (1.79%) and 65,811 (11.3%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 193,975 -1.1%
Married 298,512 0.6%
Separated 10,422 -0.1%
Widowed 23,945 2.3%
Divorced 65,811 -0.7%
Never Married 33.32%
Married 51.27%
Separated 1.79%
Widowed 4.11%
Divorced 11.3%

What are the most common means of transportation in Alaska?

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The top three means of transportation people in Alaska use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 277,640 residents commute by car, 25,805 prefer going to work by walking and 3,642 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 277,640 -1.5%
Bus or TrolleyBus 3,642 -6.7%
Subway or Elevated 16 N/A
Railroad 5 0.0%
Ferryboat 461 52.6%
Bicycle 2,541 -10.6%
Motorcycle 427 6.0%
TaxiCab 1,531 10.5%
Walk 25,805 -3.7%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.