About U.S. Census Bureau Data For Alaska

Population, social, economic and housing data are collected and tabulated by the U.S. Census Bureau as part of the decennial census, American Community Survey, and other surveys. Population estimates for years between censuses are published by Research and Analysis.


Find U.S. Census Bureau Data

The federal government counts the U.S. population every 10 years, as required by the U.S. Constitution. Decennial census counts are used to determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives (a process called apportionment) and to distribute billions of federal dollars to local communities.

The four steps to a census are establish where to count, motivate people to respond, count the population, and release census results

About the Alaska State Data Center Program

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 geographic programs and help Alaskans find Census Bureau data.


If you have questions about accessing census data, contact our office.

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