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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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Quick Facts about AK

Population 733,375
Latest Population Increase 0.68%
Median Household Income $72,515
Median Home Price $250,000
Median Property Tax $1,827
Median Rent $63

Employment Rate in AK

  Employed 93.2%
  Unemployed 6.8%

Race in AK

  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 in AK

  Employed 93.2%
  Unemployed 6.8%

Educational Levels in AK

  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 in AK

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 in AK

  Homes Rent 63.4%
  Homes Owned 36.6%

Alaska Rankings

Best places to Live in Alaska

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Anchorage 299,107 $290,500 $78,326
Juneau 32,531 $323,500 $85,746
Fairbanks 32,193 $199,800 $55,229
Badger 21,197 $209,500 $75,917
Knik-Fairview 16,017 $224,000 $82,858
College 14,675 $224,100 $73,812
Tanaina 9,640 $222,300 $78,263
Lakes 9,028 $247,200 $83,574
Sitka 8,943 $338,600 $70,376
Wasilla 8,676 $227,900 $61,541
Ketchikan 8,197 $224,600 $53,111
Kalifornsky 7,965 $223,000 $72,335
Kenai 7,463 $199,600 $62,236
Meadow Lakes 7,424 $218,900 $65,850
Palmer 6,449 $193,200 $61,797
Bethel 6,370 $234,300 $76,135
Kodiak 6,293 $216,400 $62,934
Steele Creek 6,272 $245,700 $82,049
Sterling 6,054 $277,400 $71,597
Gateway 5,610 $271,300 $92,739