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Alaska Population

Alaska is the northwest state of United States borders territory of Yukon to the east and southeast, and the Canadian province of British Columbia and a maritime border with Russia's Chukotka Autonomous Okrug to the west. Alaska population in 2020 is expected to be 732,423 and is the largest US state by area with 663,268 square miles (1,717,856 square km). In 1867, due to reduced Russian interest in the region, Russia offered to sold the Alaska territory to the U.S. for $7.2 million. Alaska has about 100,000 glaciers covering roughly 5% of the state. Alaska is popular for glaciers, mountains, rivers, lakes, and waterways, Alaska's largest lake, Lake Iliamna, is roughly the size of Connecticut. Alaska is famous for various creatures like salmon, jellyfish, moose, caribou, bears, whales, bison, puffins.

YearPopulation% Change
2020*732,423-0.33 *
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018

Alaska Population by Race & Groups

Alaska Population by Race, 65.26% are White Americans, 3.21% are Black Americans, 6.17% are Asian population, out of these 849 are Indians from Asia, 2,134 are Chinese, 4,849 are Korean, 1,208 are Vietnamese and 25,855 are Filipinos which is the largest asian population. NHPI represents 1.23% of population, 1565 are Native Hawaiian, 5,253 are Samoan and 481 are Guamanian or Chamorro. 6.79% represents Hispanic or Latino, out of these 813 are Cubans, 27,254 are Mexicans and 7,332 are Puerto Ricans. AIAN represents 14.21%, 427 belongs to Sioux tribals, 225 are Navajos, 653 are Chippewa and 714 are Cherokee tribal group.

Total Population738,565Percent
Black or African American23,7023.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native104,99514.216%
Cherokee tribal grouping7140.097%
Chippewa tribal grouping6530.088%
Navajo tribal grouping2250.030%
Sioux tribal grouping4270.058%
Asian Population45,6046.17%
Asian Indian8490.11%
Other Asian Population9,183
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander9,0751.23%
Native Hawaiian1,5650.212%
Guamanian or Chamorro4810.065%
Other Pacific Islander1,776
Some other race10,505
Hispanic or Latino50,1626.79%
Puerto Rican7,3320.99%
Other Hispanic or Latino14,763

Source: US Census 2017(Table B03002)

Top Cities of Alaska

1Anchorage municipality291,538

Population Pyramid

Source: 2017 US Census Estimates: Population In Five Year Age-Group

Languages spoken in AK

English is the official language of Alaska, 83.99% of the population speak English, followed by 3.39% are Spanish speakers, 5.48 are Asian speakers and 2.36 speak european languages.
Speak only English574,74483.99
Spanish Language23,2263.39
European Language16,1542.36
Asian Languages37,4995.48
Other Languages32,6754.77
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1601)


Below is the education stats of Alaska state of High school and universities.

Population 18 to 24 years768774371933158
Less than high school graduate1131064544856
High school graduate (includes equivalency)296931794711746
Some college or associates degree308851713713748
Bachelors degree or higher498921812808
Population 25 years and over475442246692228750
Less than 9th grade1265656796977
9th to 12th grade, no diploma235211328910232
High school graduate (includes equivalency)1312937627955014
Some college, no degree1299416789662045
Associates degree402101966120549
Bachelors degree883084031747991
Graduate or professional degree495132357125942
High school graduate or higher307135162414144721
Bachelors degree or higher1129025406258840
Black or African1470785206187
High school graduate or higher1332577165609
Bachelors degree or higher289211301762
American Indian or Alaska Native alone591012890530196
High school graduate or higher485412360924932
Bachelors degree or higher466517582907
High school graduate or higher241201089413226
Bachelors degree or higher771229404772
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander470422832421
High school graduate or higher405419922062
Bachelors degree or higher484166318
Hispanic or Latino Origin251921295312239
High school graduate or higher221161131410802
Bachelors degree or higher448218652617
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1501)


Below is the disable population of Alaska state with the stats of difficulty in hearing, vision, ambulatory and cognitive.

Total civilian non-institutionalized population83410
Black or African American3118
American Indian and Alaska Native alone14594
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander743
Some other race879
With a hearing difficulty31702
With a vision difficulty15669
With a cognitive difficulty29357
With an ambulatory difficulty38636
With a self-care difficulty14637
With an independent living difficulty24292

Counties of Alaska

In the year 1961, the Alaska legislature passed a statute that allow local governments to incorporate as county-like Boroughs. Borough is a town with its local government or its a district which acts as an administrative unit. As on 2018, Anchorage Municipality is the largest administrative unit in Alaska with 291,538, followed by Matanuska-Susitna Borough with 107,610, Fairbanks North Star Borough with 98,971, Kenai Peninsula Borough with 58,533 and Juneau City and Borough with 32,113 people.

CountyPopulation 2017Population 2018% ChangeRank 2017Rank 2018
Aleutians East Borough3,4953,5150.62020
Aleutians West Census Area5,7265,723-0.11717
Anchorage Municipality294,264291,538-0.911
Bethel Census Area18,07918,2160.866
Bristol Bay Borough8708770.82828
Denali Borough2,0662,059-0.32525
Dillingham Census Area4,9355,0001.31919
Fairbanks North Star Borough99,72598,971-0.833
Haines Borough2,5182,474-1.72223
Hoonah-Angoon Census Area2,1392,1510.62424
Juneau City and Borough32,06132,1130.255
Kenai Peninsula Borough58,52258,533044
Ketchikan Gateway Borough13,88213,9180.377
Kodiak Island Borough13,51913,345-1.388
Kusilvak Census Area8,2308,3030.91313
Lake and Peninsula Borough1,6071,587-1.22626
Matanuska-Susitna Borough106,383107,6101.222
Nome Census Area9,96810,0080.499
North Slope Borough9,8319,8720.41010
Northwest Arctic Borough7,7677,671-1.21414
Petersburg Borough3,2593,221-1.22121
Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area6,4696,422-0.71616
Sitka City and Borough8,6868,647-0.41212
Skagway Municipality1,1621,148-1.22727
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area6,8856,9180.51515
Valdez-Cordova Census Area9,2249,164-0.71111
Wrangell City and Borough2,5112,503-0.32322
Yakutat City and Borough607604-0.52929
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area5,3965,327-1.31818


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