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The following is a greeting given in one of the 20 indigenous languages recognized by the State of Alaska.

Ade' ndadz dengit'a?
(Deg Xinag)
"Hello, how are you?"

Population at a Glance

Please note: There is an important distinction between the local/regional employment data and our “standard” employment series. Read more here.


Worker Characteristics    (Text file of all years)

Residents age 16 and over 502,077
Residents employed 308,299
Female workers 151,503
Male workers 156,795
Workers age 45 and over 123,745
Workers age 50 and over 93,411
Total wages $12,683,175,395
Sector employed in
Private 238,603
Local government 44,367
State government 25,329
Peak quarterly employment 274,938
Workers employed all 4 quarters 218,520
New hires 102,719
Unemployment insurance claimants 51,945

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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)

2013 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 10,716 6,2464,470 2,9982,388
Cashiers 8,301 5,5222,779 2,1751,602
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other oil and gas occupation 6,337 4,9531,384 2,2321,663
Office Clerks, General 5,600 4,4541,146 2,1441,623
Personal Care Aides 5,572 4,3521,220 2,2531,728
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5,421 1,9763,445 2,6502,050
Construction Laborers oil and gas occupation 5,389 5764,813 1,449979
Teacher Assistants 5,006 4,157849 2,4991,893
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,777 2,9091,868 1,017810
Registered Nurses TOP JOB 4,618 4,149469 2,4501,950
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4,351 3,756595 2,0351,531
General and Operations Managers oil and gas occupation maritime occupation TOP JOB 4,136 1,5382,598 2,4551,879
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 3,834 1,3432,490 1,7541,326
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand oil and gas occupation 3,827 4913,336 1,094762
Waiters and Waitresses 3,561 2,597964 641440
Food Preparation Workers 3,428 1,7781,650 740555
Teachers and Instructors, All Other 3,392 2,453939 1,9471,603
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators oil and gas occupation TOP JOB 3,384 1843,200 1,7441,313
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants TOP JOB 3,347 2,948399 1,6551,278
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,235 2,495740 1,296977
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,089 2,788301 1,4081,065
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3,084 1752,909 1,7191,303
Carpenters oil and gas occupation maritime occupation TOP JOB 3,000 732,927 1,178845
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers oil and gas occupation 2,846 1152,731 1,5291,178
Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,784 2,530254 832651

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)

2013 Workers by Industry
 Number of workersPercent of total employed FemaleMaleAge 45 and overAge 50 and over
Natural Resources and Mining14,760 4.8 2,25612,504 6,3234,677
Construction19,241 6.2 2,64416,597 6,9125,064
Manufacturing9,036 2.9 2,8246,211 3,8742,895
Trade, Transportation and Utilities62,847 20.4 25,42937,418 23,19417,575
Information6,253 2.0 2,6743,579 2,5691,893
Financial Activities12,763 4.1 7,5465,217 4,6373,386
Professional and Business Services28,229 9.2 12,32615,903 11,2028,475
Educational and Health Services45,032 14.6 34,55410,478 18,55514,058
Leisure and Hospitality30,390 9.9 16,61113,779 7,3835,486
State Government25,329 8.2 13,13112,198 13,12710,183
Local Government44,367 14.4 25,88018,487 22,33116,981
Other9,909 3.2 5,5604,349 3,5962,709
Unknown143 0.0 6875 4229

Industry chart

Number of Workers with Experience in Industry 2009–2013
Accomodation and food services70,938 Management of companies and enterprises5,063
Administration and support and waste management44,127 Manufacturing22,385
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting3,679 Mining22,315
Arts, entertainment and recreation18,497 Professional, scientific and technical services31,759
Construction43,449 Real estate and rental and leasing17,335
Educational services7,178 State government40,100
Finance and insurance12,794 Trade99,812
Health care and social assistance74,271 Transportation and warehousing36,764
Information13,052 Utilities4,208

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)


Population estimates chart

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

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New Housing Units    (Text file of all years)

The Alaska new housing unit survey provides an overview of new residential housing structures in selected communities throughout the state. Local governments and housing agencies are surveyed quarterly to obtain numbers of new single family, multifamily, and mobile home units.
Visit the housing information page.

New housing units information for 2013 is not available.

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

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Tax Revenue    (Text file of all years)

 Tax revenue
Commercial Passenger Vessel$17,174,502
Common Property Fishery Assessment $1,309,148
Corporate Income Tax, excluding Oil and Gas$112,486,134
Dive Fisheries Tax$772,526
Electric Cooperative Tax$2,072,147
Fish Resource Landing Tax$13,381,669
Fisheries Business Tax$48,005,296
Gaming Tax$2,452,446
Large Passenger Vessel Gambling Tax$5,983,333
Liquor Tax$39,591,090
Mining License$46,787,690
Motor Fuel Tax$42,056,832
Oil and Gas CBR Fund$69,794,551
Oil and Gas Conservation Surcharge$7,797,770
Oil and Gas Corporate Income Tax$541,369,380
Oil and Gas General Fund$4,050,268,337
Oil and Gas Production Tax$4,042,470,567
Oil and Gas Property Tax$99,282,078
RCA Regulatory Cost Changes$9,144,029
Salmon Enhancement Tax$8,454,033
Seafood Development Tax$1,795,302
Seafood Marketing Tax$9,563,546
Telephone Cooperative Tax$2,222,538
Tire Fee$1,400,879
Tobacco Tax$69,574,661
Total Corporation Taxes$653,855,514
Total Oil and Gas Revenues$4,760,714,346
Total Revenues$5,203,325,138
Vehicle Rental Tax$8,382,991

Click here to see historical tax revenues.

Source: Alaska Department of Revenue, Tax Division. Last updated September 2016.

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Property Value    (Text file of all years)

Property value information for 2013 is not available.

Click here to see historical property values.

Source: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, Office of the State Assessor. Last updated September 2016.

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2010 Census   (Demographic profile   ExcelPDFText)

Age and Sex
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

Age/sex chart

American Indian/AK Native104,87114.8
Pacific Islander7,4091.0
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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