Census and Geographic Information
Population, social, economic and housing data are collected and tabulated by the U.S. Census Bureau as part of the decennial census and American Community Survey. Population estimates for years between censuses are published by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section.
As mandated by Article I, Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution, the federal government counts the U.S. resident population every 10 years. The data collected by the decennial census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives (a process called apportionment) and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities.
Population, social, economic and housing data for Alaska and communities (geographic boundaries are as of the census year)
Census boundary maps and GIS data
About the Alaska Census and Geographic Information Network
The Census and Geographic Information Network within the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development has had a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau since 1981. We assist the Bureau with census geographic programs and disseminate data when it is released. In addition to our office in Juneau, we have 10 state and local government agencies creating a network across the state to also provide assistance to the Bureau and answer data requests for their specific areas.
If you have questions about accessing census data, contact our office at
You are welcome to contact our office or any network affiliate for information regarding census programs, the release of data, or if you have any geography questions.