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Worker Characteristics    (Text file of all years)

  2012
Residents age 16 and over 505,610
Residents employed 310,281
Female workers 152,073
Male workers 158,204
Workers age 45 and over 124,440
Workers age 50 and over 92,432
Total wages $12,423,181,768
Sector employed in
Private 239,545
Local government 45,265
State government 25,471
Peak quarterly employment 276,318
Workers employed all 4 quarters 219,106
New hires 104,206
Unemployment insurance claimants 56,490

Summary chart 1

Summary chart 2


Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section. Last updated September 2016.

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Occupations    (Text file of all years)

2012 Top Occupations  (go to expanded occupations page)
Note: Values in this table represent resident workers only.
 Number of workers FemaleMaleAge 45 and overAge 50 and over
Retail Salespersons 10,753 6,2094,544 2,9582,298
Cashiers 8,481 5,6722,809 2,1931,585
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other oil and gas occupation 6,132 4,7791,353 2,1701,616
Office Clerks, General 5,722 4,5081,214 2,2231,645
Construction Laborers oil and gas occupation 5,572 6014,970 1,451939
Personal Care Aides 5,315 4,1901,125 2,2031,677
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5,263 1,9383,325 2,6081,967
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5,173 3,1462,027 999793
Teacher Assistants 5,003 4,182821 2,4681,848
Registered Nurses TOP JOB 4,523 4,061462 2,4261,929
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4,374 3,787587 2,0661,504
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand oil and gas occupation 4,262 5723,690 1,201837
General and Operations Managers oil and gas occupation maritime occupation TOP JOB 4,098 1,5452,553 2,4981,916
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 3,856 1,3532,503 1,7341,319
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants TOP JOB 3,552 3,143409 1,7311,314
Food Preparation Workers 3,515 1,7741,741 744562
Waiters and Waitresses 3,507 2,601906 638433
Teachers and Instructors, All Other 3,488 2,549939 1,9871,628
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators oil and gas occupation TOP JOB 3,393 1743,219 1,8041,341
Carpenters oil and gas occupation maritime occupation TOP JOB 3,260 973,163 1,227861
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,210 2,469741 1,288933
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,994 1742,820 1,6641,260
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers oil and gas occupation 2,918 1402,778 1,5981,176
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,865 2,591274 1,360987
Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,798 2,552246 849654

oil and gas occupation means the occupation has been identified as an important occupation involved in the oil and gas industry. Read more.
priority maritime occupation means the occupation has been identified as an important occupation involved in the maritime industry. Read more.
TOP JOB means the occupation is projected to have a high growth rate and numerous openings, and has an above average wage. Read more.

2012 Top Occupations  (go to expanded occupations page)
Note: Values in this table represent resident workers only.
 Number of workers FemaleMaleAge 45 and overAge 50 and over
Retail Salespersons 10,753 6,2094,544 2,9582,298
Cashiers 8,481 5,6722,809 2,1931,585
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other oil and gas occupation 6,132 4,7791,353 2,1701,616
Office Clerks, General 5,722 4,5081,214 2,2231,645
Construction Laborers oil and gas occupation 5,572 6014,970 1,451939
Personal Care Aides 5,315 4,1901,125 2,2031,677
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5,263 1,9383,325 2,6081,967
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5,173 3,1462,027 999793
Teacher Assistants 5,003 4,182821 2,4681,848
Registered Nurses TOP JOB 4,523 4,061462 2,4261,929
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4,374 3,787587 2,0661,504
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand oil and gas occupation 4,262 5723,690 1,201837
General and Operations Managers oil and gas occupation maritime occupation TOP JOB 4,098 1,5452,553 2,4981,916
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 3,856 1,3532,503 1,7341,319
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants TOP JOB 3,552 3,143409 1,7311,314
Food Preparation Workers 3,515 1,7741,741 744562
Waiters and Waitresses 3,507 2,601906 638433
Teachers and Instructors, All Other 3,488 2,549939 1,9871,628
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators oil and gas occupation TOP JOB 3,393 1743,219 1,8041,341
Carpenters oil and gas occupation maritime occupation TOP JOB 3,260 973,163 1,227861
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,210 2,469741 1,288933
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,994 1742,820 1,6641,260
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers oil and gas occupation 2,918 1402,778 1,5981,176
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,865 2,591274 1,360987
Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,798 2,552246 849654

oil and gas occupation means the occupation has been identified as an important occupation involved in the oil and gas industry. Read more.
priority maritime occupation means the occupation has been identified as an important occupation involved in the maritime industry. Read more.
TOP JOB means the occupation is projected to have a high growth rate and numerous openings, and has an above average wage. Read more.



Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section. Last updated September 2016.

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Industries    (Text file of all years)   (industry categories)

2012 Workers by Industry
 Number of workersPercent of total employed FemaleMaleAge 45 and overAge 50 and over
Natural Resources and Mining15,100 4.9 2,24412,856 6,4734,744
Construction19,383 6.2 2,59916,783 6,8824,894
Manufacturing9,089 2.9 2,8676,222 3,8532,850
Trade, Transportation and Utilities63,089 20.3 25,46837,621 23,19717,127
Information6,360 2.0 2,7843,576 2,6131,911
Financial Activities12,960 4.2 7,6025,358 4,7193,394
Professional and Business Services28,355 9.1 12,39515,960 11,3328,393
Educational and Health Services44,693 14.4 34,34710,345 18,50613,875
Leisure and Hospitality30,460 9.8 16,53313,926 7,2765,334
State Government25,471 8.2 13,21012,261 13,34810,223
Local Government45,265 14.6 26,34318,921 22,55316,943
Other9,943 3.2 5,6184,325 3,6642,726
Unknown113 0.0 6350 2418

Industry chart

Number of Workers with Experience in Industry 2008–2012
Accomodation and food services73,440 Management of companies and enterprises4,829
Administration and support and waste management45,769 Manufacturing23,262
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting3,678 Mining22,679
Arts, entertainment and recreation19,236 Professional, scientific and technical services32,227
Construction44,667 Real estate and rental and leasing17,811
Educational services7,316 State government40,851
Finance and insurance13,223 Trade103,179
Health care and social assistance74,085 Transportation and warehousing38,419
Information13,545 Utilities4,292



Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section. Last updated September 2016.

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Population Estimates    (Population Estimates page)

YearPopulation
2010710,231
2011722,262
2012730,649
2013736,077
2014736,416
2015736,989
2016739,649
2017737,783
2018734,055
2019731,007

Population estimates chart


Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section.

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2010 Census   (Demographic profile   ExcelPDFText)

Age and Sex
 TotalMaleFemale
Total710,231369,628340,603
Under 5 years53,99627,89626,100
5 to 9 years50,88726,03824,849
10 to 14 years50,81626,14724,669
15 to 19 years52,14127,17924,962
20 to 24 years54,41929,70624,713
25 to 29 years55,41929,30726,112
30 to 34 years47,70624,86122,845
35 to 39 years45,83323,73122,102
40 to 44 years47,14124,64622,495
45 to 49 years54,72628,39826,328
50 to 54 years56,30029,28827,012
55 to 59 years49,97126,39423,577
60 to 64 years35,93819,23116,707
65 to 69 years22,20211,71410,488
70 to 74 years13,1486,6626,486
75 to 79 years8,8924,1504,742
80 to 84 years5,9852,6203,365
85 years and over4,7111,6603,051
Median age
BothMaleFemale
33.833.634.1

Age/sex chart


Race
 NumberPercent
White473,57666.7
Black23,2633.3
American Indian/AK Native104,87114.8
Asian38,1355.4
Pacific Islander7,4091.0
Other11,1021.6
Two or more races51,8757.3

Race chart


Household and Family Size
Average household size2.65
Average family size3.21
Vacancy Rates
Total housing units306,967
Homeowner vacancy rate1.7%
Rental vacancy rate6.6%

To see more census data, visit our 2010 Census website.


Source: United States Census Bureau.

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Worker Characteristics    (Text file of all years)

  2012
Residents age 16 and over 505,610
Residents employed 310,281
Female workers 152,073
Male workers 158,204
Workers age 45 and over 124,440
Workers age 50 and over 92,432
Total wages $12,423,181,768
Sector employed in
Private 239,545
Local government 45,265
State government 25,471
Peak quarterly employment 276,318
Workers employed all 4 quarters 219,106
New hires 104,206
Unemployment insurance claimants 56,490

Summary chart 1

Summary chart 2


Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section. Last updated September 2016.

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Occupations    (Text file of all years)

2012 Top Occupations  (go to expanded occupations page)
Note: Values in this table represent resident workers only.
 Number of workers FemaleMaleAge 45 and overAge 50 and over
Retail Salespersons 10,753 6,2094,544 2,9582,298
Cashiers 8,481 5,6722,809 2,1931,585
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other oil and gas occupation 6,132 4,7791,353 2,1701,616
Office Clerks, General 5,722 4,5081,214 2,2231,645
Construction Laborers oil and gas occupation 5,572 6014,970 1,451939
Personal Care Aides 5,315 4,1901,125 2,2031,677
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5,263 1,9383,325 2,6081,967
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5,173 3,1462,027 999793
Teacher Assistants 5,003 4,182821 2,4681,848
Registered Nurses TOP JOB 4,523 4,061462 2,4261,929
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4,374 3,787587 2,0661,504
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand oil and gas occupation 4,262 5723,690 1,201837
General and Operations Managers oil and gas occupation maritime occupation TOP JOB 4,098 1,5452,553 2,4981,916
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 3,856 1,3532,503 1,7341,319
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants TOP JOB 3,552 3,143409 1,7311,314
Food Preparation Workers 3,515 1,7741,741 744562
Waiters and Waitresses 3,507 2,601906 638433
Teachers and Instructors, All Other 3,488 2,549939 1,9871,628
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators oil and gas occupation TOP JOB 3,393 1743,219 1,8041,341
Carpenters oil and gas occupation maritime occupation TOP JOB 3,260 973,163 1,227861
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,210 2,469741 1,288933
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,994 1742,820 1,6641,260
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers oil and gas occupation 2,918 1402,778 1,5981,176
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,865 2,591274 1,360987
Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,798 2,552246 849654

oil and gas occupation means the occupation has been identified as an important occupation involved in the oil and gas industry. Read more.
priority maritime occupation means the occupation has been identified as an important occupation involved in the maritime industry. Read more.
TOP JOB means the occupation is projected to have a high growth rate and numerous openings, and has an above average wage. Read more.

2012 Top Occupations  (go to expanded occupations page)
Note: Values in this table represent resident workers only.
 Number of workers FemaleMaleAge 45 and overAge 50 and over
Retail Salespersons 10,753 6,2094,544 2,9582,298
Cashiers 8,481 5,6722,809 2,1931,585
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other oil and gas occupation 6,132 4,7791,353 2,1701,616
Office Clerks, General 5,722 4,5081,214 2,2231,645
Construction Laborers oil and gas occupation 5,572 6014,970 1,451939
Personal Care Aides 5,315 4,1901,125 2,2031,677
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5,263 1,9383,325 2,6081,967
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5,173 3,1462,027 999793
Teacher Assistants 5,003 4,182821 2,4681,848
Registered Nurses TOP JOB 4,523 4,061462 2,4261,929
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4,374 3,787587 2,0661,504
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand oil and gas occupation 4,262 5723,690 1,201837
General and Operations Managers oil and gas occupation maritime occupation TOP JOB 4,098 1,5452,553 2,4981,916
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 3,856 1,3532,503 1,7341,319
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants TOP JOB 3,552 3,143409 1,7311,314
Food Preparation Workers 3,515 1,7741,741 744562
Waiters and Waitresses 3,507 2,601906 638433
Teachers and Instructors, All Other 3,488 2,549939 1,9871,628
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators oil and gas occupation TOP JOB 3,393 1743,219 1,8041,341
Carpenters oil and gas occupation maritime occupation TOP JOB 3,260 973,163 1,227861
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,210 2,469741 1,288933
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,994 1742,820 1,6641,260
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers oil and gas occupation 2,918 1402,778 1,5981,176
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,865 2,591274 1,360987
Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,798 2,552246 849654

oil and gas occupation means the occupation has been identified as an important occupation involved in the oil and gas industry. Read more.
priority maritime occupation means the occupation has been identified as an important occupation involved in the maritime industry. Read more.
TOP JOB means the occupation is projected to have a high growth rate and numerous openings, and has an above average wage. Read more.



Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section. Last updated September 2016.

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Industries    (Text file of all years)   (industry categories)

2012 Workers by Industry
 Number of workersPercent of total employed FemaleMaleAge 45 and overAge 50 and over
Natural Resources and Mining15,100 4.9 2,24412,856 6,4734,744
Construction19,383 6.2 2,59916,783 6,8824,894
Manufacturing9,089 2.9 2,8676,222 3,8532,850
Trade, Transportation and Utilities63,089 20.3 25,46837,621 23,19717,127
Information6,360 2.0 2,7843,576 2,6131,911
Financial Activities12,960 4.2 7,6025,358 4,7193,394
Professional and Business Services28,355 9.1 12,39515,960 11,3328,393
Educational and Health Services44,693 14.4 34,34710,345 18,50613,875
Leisure and Hospitality30,460 9.8 16,53313,926 7,2765,334
State Government25,471 8.2 13,21012,261 13,34810,223
Local Government45,265 14.6 26,34318,921 22,55316,943
Other9,943 3.2 5,6184,325 3,6642,726
Unknown113 0.0 6350 2418

Industry chart

Number of Workers with Experience in Industry 2008–2012
Accomodation and food services73,440 Management of companies and enterprises4,829
Administration and support and waste management45,769 Manufacturing23,262
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting3,678 Mining22,679
Arts, entertainment and recreation19,236 Professional, scientific and technical services32,227
Construction44,667 Real estate and rental and leasing17,811
Educational services7,316 State government40,851
Finance and insurance13,223 Trade103,179
Health care and social assistance74,085 Transportation and warehousing38,419
Information13,545 Utilities4,292



Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section. Last updated September 2016.

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Population Estimates    (Population Estimates page)

YearPopulation
2010710,231
2011722,262
2012730,649
2013736,077
2014736,416
2015736,989
2016739,649
2017737,783
2018734,055
2019731,007

Population estimates chart


Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section.

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2010 Census   (Demographic profile   ExcelPDFText)

Age and Sex
 TotalMaleFemale
Total710,231369,628340,603
Under 5 years53,99627,89626,100
5 to 9 years50,88726,03824,849
10 to 14 years50,81626,14724,669
15 to 19 years52,14127,17924,962
20 to 24 years54,41929,70624,713
25 to 29 years55,41929,30726,112
30 to 34 years47,70624,86122,845
35 to 39 years45,83323,73122,102
40 to 44 years47,14124,64622,495
45 to 49 years54,72628,39826,328
50 to 54 years56,30029,28827,012
55 to 59 years49,97126,39423,577
60 to 64 years35,93819,23116,707
65 to 69 years22,20211,71410,488
70 to 74 years13,1486,6626,486
75 to 79 years8,8924,1504,742
80 to 84 years5,9852,6203,365
85 years and over4,7111,6603,051
Median age
BothMaleFemale
33.833.634.1

Age/sex chart


Race
 NumberPercent
White473,57666.7
Black23,2633.3
American Indian/AK Native104,87114.8
Asian38,1355.4
Pacific Islander7,4091.0
Other11,1021.6
Two or more races51,8757.3

Race chart


Household and Family Size
Average household size2.65
Average family size3.21
Vacancy Rates
Total housing units306,967
Homeowner vacancy rate1.7%
Rental vacancy rate6.6%

To see more census data, visit our 2010 Census website.


Source: United States Census Bureau.

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