Population Projections, 2007 to 2030
What will Alaska's population look like in 2030? Projections by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development indicate that the state's total population will most likely increase by 25 percent, from 670,053 in 2006, to 838,676 in 2030. The population age 65 and older is projected to experience the largest growth of any age group, with a near tripling in size as Alaska's baby boomers move into their retirement years. Growth is also expected to be substantial for Alaska's Native population, which is projected to increase by nearly 45,000 people by 2030.