Alaska Census Data


Alaska Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Alaska as of July 1, 2016. Our Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool allows you to compare and rank AK cities, towns, ZIP Codes and Boroughs / Census Areas (CA).

Alaska Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 752,680
Population in Households 724,373
Population in Familes 575,297
Population in Group Qrtrs 28,307
Population Density1 1
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 270,970
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 177,298
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 323,266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 166,065 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 104,905 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 52,296 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $269,569
Average Home Value $297,900


Median Household Income $72,692
Average Household Income $91,524
Per Capita Income $34,264
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.93% 0.7%
Households 0.78% 0.63%
Families 0.6% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.