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
- Decennial Census Statistics about Alaska Since 1880
- National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)
- Maps and GIS
- Census Bureau TIGERweb online map application
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.
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.Liz Brooks