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Cities and Towns

State of Alaska

Alaska, abbreviated "AK", is in the Pacific region of the U.S. Its capital is Juneau. There were 736,855 people in Alaska as per 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS.gov. The state ratified the US Constitution and officially became part of the country on January 3, 1959.

Please explore the cities and towns of Alaska, below.

Top Alaska College Towns

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Anchorage317,283
2Fairbanks28,283
3Palmer150
4Soldotna179
5Barrow1188
6Seward11,209
7Juneau12,563

Largest Alaska Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Akhiok74
Akiak407
Akutan782
Alakanuk737
Aleknagik189
Allakaket105
Ambler295
Anaktuvuk Pass273
Anchorage municipality299,321
Anderson168
Angoon448
Aniak526
Anvik86
Atka51
Atqasuk167
Barrow4,316
Bethel6,365
Bettles36
Brevig Mission417
Buckland616

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population736,855
Male Share of the Population52.3%
Female Share of the Population47.7%
Senior Citizens9.4%
Employed Population 16+359,987
Age of the Population33.6

Families

% of people married48.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.8%
Median Earnings25+$43,654
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,883
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,234

Wealth

Median Family Income$87,365
% Above Poverty Level89.9%
% Below Poverty Level10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone25.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,173
Median House Value$257,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.2%
Irish10%
English8.2%
Norwegian3.6%
Italian2.8%
French Except Basque2.7%
Scottish2.5%
Swedish2.2%
Polish2.1%
Dutch1.6%
Russian1.4%
Welsh0.9%
Canadian0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Finnish0.6%
African0.5%
Czech0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Somali0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
Albanian0.1%
German0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Notable Places

Alagnak (Recreation Area)
Alagnak Wild River
King Salmon, Alaska 99611
907-246-3305

Aleutian World War II (Historic Site)
Ounalashka Corporation
Unalaska, Alaska 99685
907-581-1276

Aniakchak (Monument/Memorial)
Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve
King Salmon, Alaska 99613
907-246-3305

Bering Land Bridge (Park)
National Park Service
Nome, Alaska 99762
907-443-2522

Cape Krusenstern (Monument/Memorial)
National Park Service
Kotzebue, Alaska 99752
907-442-3890

Denali (Park)
Denali National Park
Denali Park, Alaska 99755-0009
907-683-2294

Gates Of The Arctic (Park)
Bettles Ranger Station (Field Ops)
Bettles, Alaska 99726
907-692-5494

Glacier Bay (Park)
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Gustavus, Alaska 99826-0140
907-697-2230

Inupiat Heritage Center (Park)
Inupiat Heritage Center
Barrow, Alaska 99723
907-852-4594

Katmai (Park)
Katmai National Park & Preserve Headquarters
King Salmon, Alaska 99613
907-246-3305

Kenai Fjords (Park)
National Park Service
Seward, Alaska 99664
907-224-2132

Kobuk Valley (Park)
PO Box 1029
Kotzebue, Alaska 99752
907-442-3890

Lake Clark (Park)
Field Headquarters
Port Alsworth, Alaska 99653
907-271-3751

Noatak (Park)
National Park Service
Kotzebue, Alaska 99752
907-442-3890

Sitka (Historic Site)
Sitka National Historical Park
Sitka, Alaska 99835
907-747-0110

Wrangell - St Elias (Park)
106.8 Richardson Hwy.
Copper Center, Alaska 99573-0439
907-822-5234

Yukon - Charley Rivers (Park)
Eagle Ranger Station (Field Office)
Eagle, Alaska 99738
907-547-2233

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