About Population Estimates

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development publishes population estimates for Alaska places, boroughs, and census areas every year in January, as required by state law. Estimates have a July 1 reference date.

We use applications to the Permanent Fund Dividend program, official records of births and deaths, Census Bureau data, and results from our group quarters survey to calculate these estimates.

More data and a detailed description of our methods are on the Population Estimates page.

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