Cities & States

Anchorage Municipality
Population: 299,107
Fairbanks North Star Borough
Population: 99,705
Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Population: 96,178
Kenai Peninsula Borough
Population: 57,221
Juneau City and Borough
Population: 32,531
Bethel Census Area
Population: 17,776
Kodiak Island Borough
Population: 13,973
Ketchikan Gateway Borough
Population: 13,699
Nome Census Area
Population: 9,854
North Slope Borough
Population: 9,667


State of Alaska Demographics

Alaska, “the Last Frontier,” offers unique adventures, challenges and opportunities. At the same time, at the end of the day, the state’s economic and employment trends also parallel many of its mainland peers. For example, while you may be able to find work in the tourism or fishing industry, jobs are seasonal; and oil production in the state has greatly slowed in recent years.

The latest employment scorecard for the State of Alaska for 2016-2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While Alaska’s unemployment rate increased to 7.2%, the state’s civilian labor force and labor force participation rate both increased from August 2016 to August 2017. The higher unemployment rate could reflect slack in the market as more workers enter the labor force. You can view what jobs are available in Alabama, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings pageAlaska Demographics

Based on 2013 statistics, the government sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by health care and social assistance; retail trade; accommodation and food services; and professional and technical services, respectively.

While your paychecks may be higher, your dollar may not go as far in Alaska as it will in other parts of the country. Some estimates place the cost of living in Alaska higher than the national average, depending on the city (Juneau is reportedly more expensive a city than Anchorage, for example). The more remote the location, the higher it may be for the price of goods and services.

View more Alabama demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the state below. More employment information for the State of Alabama and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in Job Listings page, as well as our Employment Database.

Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)

Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
12.96% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

Directory of, Cities, Towns and Villages in Alaska

Directory of Counties in Alaska

Alaska Unemployment Data
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