Alaska : What you need to know

The nation’s largest state by area, Alaska’s economy is rooted in oil, gas, fishing and tourism. In addition, there is no sales tax, which is great for shoppers and celebrated by people living in Alaska. The best places to live in Alaska include the city of Anchorage along with scenic Fairbanks and the state capital of Juneau. Alaska has 50 beautiful parks and popular annual events like the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and the World Ice Art Championships.

 


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Alaska Profile

Quick Facts

Population 733375
Latest Population Increase 0.69%
Median Household Income $733375
Median Home Price $250000
Median Property Tax $1827
Median Rent $63.4

Employment Rate

  Employed 93.2%
  Unemployed 6.8%

Race

  Ethnicity White 66%
  Ethnicity Black 3.4%
  Ethnicity Asian 5.9%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 1.2%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 6.5%
  Ethnicity Indian 13.8%
  Ethnicity Other 1.3%

Employment Rate

  Employed 93.2%
  Unemployed 6.8%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 17.9%
  Associate's Degree 8.1%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 10.1%
  High School Graduate 19%
  Some College, No Degree 21%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 28%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 92.1%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 5.6%
Construction 7.5%
Manufacturing 3.4%
Wholesale Trade 1.9%
Retail Trade 11%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 7.7%
Information 2%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 4.1%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 8.5%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 23.3%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 9%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.4%
Public Administration 11.5%

Housing

  Homes Rent 63.4%
  Homes Owned 36.6%

Alaska Rankings


Best places to Live in Alaska
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Adak 122 $25,800 $78,500
Akhiok 84 $88,300 $26,250
Akiachak 562 $175,000 $38,750
Akiak 399 $139,600 $42,000
Akutan 899 $112,500 $24,750
Alakanuk 777 $106,700 $32,917
Alatna 1 $0 $0
Alcan Border 51 $0 $0
Aleknagik 199 $193,800 $41,875
Aleneva 59 $0 $0
Allakaket 77 $57,500 $26,500
Ambler 280 $59,000 $42,344
Anaktuvuk Pass 247 $115,600 $66,250
Anchor Point 1,951 $177,800 $51,591
Anchorage 299,107 $290,500 $78,326
Anderson 201 $117,700 $87,708
Angoon 382 $162,500 $32,750
Aniak 525 $173,900 $60,500
Anvik 87 $0 $26,563
Arctic Village 138 $82,500 $26,250