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 736,990 residents in Alaska, with a median age of 34.6. Of this, 52.19% are males and 47.81% are females. US-born citizens make up 89.68% of the resident pool in Alaska, while non-US-born citizens account for 7.09%. Additionally, 3.23% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 601,305 people in Alaska currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 736,990 0.0%
Male Population 384,653 -0.1%
Female Population 352,337 0.1%
Male population 52.19%
Female population 47.81%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 34.6 0.9%
Citizen US Born 660,937 -0.2%
Citizen not US Born 52,266 3.6%
Not Citizen 23,787 -3.4%
Citizen US Born 89.68%
Citizen not US Born 7.09%
Not Citizen 3.23%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 5,478 3.1%
Moved from Same County 70,233 -6.8%
Moved from Same State 19,573 8.1%
Moved from Different State 30,537 -2.8%
Same House as Last Year 601,305 0.8%
Moved from Abroad 0.75%
Moved from Same County 9.66%
Moved from Same State 2.69%
Moved from Different State 4.2%
Same House as Last Year 82.7%

What are the employment statistics in Alaska?

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White-collar workers make up 76.31% of the working population in Alaska, while blue-collar employees account for 23.69%. There are also 35,130 entrepreneurs in Alaska (10.29% of the workforce); 183,979 workers employed in private companies (53.88%); and 88,510 people working in governmental institutions (25.92%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 260,590 -1.0%
Blue Collar 80,902 -4.4%
White Collar 76.31%
Blue Collar 23.69%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 35,130 3.7%
Private Companies 183,979 -4.0%
Governmental Workers 88,510 1.1%
Not for Profit Companies 33,873 -2.4%
Self Employees 10.29%
Private Companies 53.88%
Governmental Workers 25.92%
Not for Profit Companies 9.92%

How many households are there in Alaska?

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There are a total of 255,173 households in Alaska, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 65.77% of these Alaska households, while non-family units account for the remaining 34.23%. Additionally, 34.09% of households have children and 65.91% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 255,173 0.7%
Average People Per Household 3 -0.7%
Family Households 167,815 0.9%
Non-family Households 87,358 0.4%
Family Households 65.77%
Non-family Households 34.23%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 86,981 -0.2%
Households without Children 168,192 1.2%
Households with Children 34.09%
Households without Children 65.91%

What are the median and average incomes in Alaska?

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The average annual household income in Alaska is $98,811, while the median household income sits at $77,790 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $82,116, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $93,859. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $45,806 and $61,223, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $98,811 0.2%
Median Household Income $77,790 0.2%
People below Poverty Level 72,676 -3.4%
People above Poverty Level 637,074 0.4%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Alaska?

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There are 318,370 housing units in Alaska, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1984. Of the 255,173 occupied housing units in Alaska, 64.81% are owner-occupied, while 35.19% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 61.9% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $292,800. In general, housing costs reach $1,330 per month in Alaska.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 318,370 0.5%
Median Year Built 1984 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 5,153 2.6%
Built between 1940 and 1949 4,875 5.3%
Built between 1950 and 1959 14,699 -3.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 25,362 -4.5%
Built between 1970 and 1979 73,066 -1.6%
Built between 1980 and 1989 83,117 2.9%
Built between 1990 and 1999 45,343 2.4%
Built between 2000 and 2009 49,984 -3.0%
Built in 2010 or Later 16,771 14.8%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 255,173 0.7%
Owner Occupied 165,376 1.5%
Renter Occupied 89,797 -0.6%
Owner Occupied 64.81%
Renter Occupied 35.19%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 102,364 -0.2%
Without Mortgage 63,012 4.3%
Median Value with Mortgage $292,800 1.8%
Median Value without Mortgage $234,400 3.8%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,330 -0.4%
With Mortgage 61.9%
Without Mortgage 38.1%

What is the level of education in Alaska?

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Approximately 35.6% of the population in Alaska holds a high school degree (that's 197,068 residents), while 27.13% have attained a college certificate (167,807 locals) and 17% have a bachelor's degree (94,131 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 12,076 -4.2%
Some High School 197,068 0.9%
Some College 167,807 -1.1%
Associate Degree 45,022 2.1%
Bachelor's Degree 94,131 2.0%
Graduate Degree 55,135 1.6%
No High School 2.18%
Some High School 35.6%
Some College 27.13%
Associate Degree 8.13%
Bachelor's Degree 17%
Graduate Degree 9.96%

What is the marital status of Alaska residents?

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A total of 196,055 people in Alaska have never been married (which represents 33.66% of the total population), while 296,749 of them are wedded (50.95%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 10,438 (1.79%) and 66,251 (11.37%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 196,055 -1.2%
Married 296,749 1.2%
Separated 10,438 2.9%
Widowed 23,413 3.1%
Divorced 66,251 -1.5%
Never Married 33.66%
Married 50.95%
Separated 1.79%
Widowed 4.02%
Divorced 11.37%

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 281,851 residents commute by car, 26,789 prefer going to work by walking and 3,903 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 281,851 -2.3%
Bus or TrolleyBus 3,903 -8.5%
Subway or Elevated 29 N/A
Railroad 5 -82.1%
Ferryboat 302 -2.6%
Bicycle 2,843 -14.9%
Motorcycle 403 10.4%
TaxiCab 1,386 -0.9%
Walk 26,789 -1.6%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 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.

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