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Population
  2010 2019
Population 710,231 731,545
Rank 48 49
Median Age 33.8 35.0
   
Total 8 year-olds 10,096 10,436
Boys 5,217 5,436
Girls 4,879 5,000
Total 9 year-olds 10,207 10,157
Boys 5,237 5,161
Girls 4,970 4,996
Total 10 year-olds 10,537 9,976
Boys 5,512 5,209
Girls 5,025 4,767
Total 11 year-olds 10,073 10,016
Boys 5,158 5,241
Girls 4,915 4,775
Total 12 year-olds 9,913 9,887
Boys 5,052 5,115
Girls 4,861 4,772
Total 13 year-olds 10,177 9,509
Boys 5,210 4,925
Girls 4,967 4,584
Total 14 year-olds 10,116 9,678
Boys 5,215 4,913
Girls 4,901 4,765
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 67.0% 70.0%
Car Pool 13.2% 12.0%
Public Transportation 1.2% 1.0%
Work at Home 5.5% 4.3%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 95.3%

Geography
  2010
Capital Juneau
Largest City Anchorage
Second Largest City Fairbanks
Persons Per Square Mile 1.2

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 312 332
Amusement Parks 2 NA
Fast-Food Restaurants 414 453
Toy Stores 36 26
Video/Disc Rental Stores 42 11
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 6 8
Candy & Nut Stores 5 6
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 18 19
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 2 NA

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: January 3, 1959
  • Population 1960: 226,167
  • Population 2000: 626,932
  • Population 2010: 710,231

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : Last Frontier
  • Motto : North to the Future
  • Flower : Forget-me-not
  • Tree : Sitka Spruce
  • Bird : Willow Ptarmigan
  • Sport : Dog Mushing
  • Animal : Moose
  • Fish : Giant King Salmon

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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