State of Alaska Demographics
Capital City:
Juneau
State FLower:
Forget Me Not
State Bird:
Willow Ptarmigan
State #49 Admitted to Union:
January 3, 1959
    People Facts Alaska USA
Population, 2006 estimate 670,053 299,398,484
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 6.9% 6.4%
Population, 2000 626,932 281,421,906
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2006 7.4% 6.8%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2006 27.1% 24.6%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2006 6.8% 12.4%
Female persons, percent, 2006 48.3% 50.7%
White persons, percent, 2006 (a) 70.7% 80.1%
Black persons, percent, 2006 (a) 3.7% 12.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2006 (a) 15.4% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2006 (a) 4.6% 4.4%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2006 4.9% 1.6%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2006 (b) 5.6% 14.8%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2006 66.4% 66.4%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 46.2% 54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 5.9% 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 14.3% 17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 88.3% 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 24.7% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 83,220 49,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 19.6 25.5
 
Housing units, 2006 276,571 126,316,181
Homeownership rate, 2000 62.5% 66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 27.0% 26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $144,200 $119,600
 
Households, 2000 221,600 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000 2.74 2.59
Median household income, 2004 $52,141 $44,334
Per capita money income, 1999 $22,660 $21,587
Persons below poverty, percent, 2004 10.0% 12.7%
    Business Facts
Private nonfarm establishments, 2005 19,808 7,499,702
Private nonfarm employment, 2005 231,088 116,317,003
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2005 12.8% 2.0%
Nonemployer establishments, 2005 50,928 20,392,068
Total number of firms, 2002 62,145 22,974,655
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.5% 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 8.3% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 3.1% 4.8%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 2.0% 6.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 26.2% 28.2%
 
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 3,832,024 3,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 3,616,674 4,634,755,112
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 7,437,071 3,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $11,605 $10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 1,393,225 449,498,718
Building permits, 2006 2,739 1,838,903
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 8,445,389 2,143,781,727
    Geography Facts
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 571,951.26 3,537,438.44
Persons per square mile, 2000 1.1 79.6