Cities & States

Anchorage municipality
Population: 299,107
Juneau and borough
Population: 32,531
Population: 32,193
Population: 21,197
Population: 16,017
Population: 14,675
Population: 9,640
Population: 9,028
Sitka and borough
Population: 8,943
Population: 8,676

Anchorage Municipality
Population: 295,237
Fairbanks North Star Borough
Population: 98,656
Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Population: 91,519
Kenai Peninsula Borough
Population: 56,163
Juneau City and Borough
Population: 31,897
Bethel Census Area
Population: 17,356
Kodiak Island Borough
Population: 13,850
Ketchikan Gateway Borough
Population: 13,595
Nome Census Area
Population: 9,695
Valdez-Cordova Census Area
Population: 9,682


Alaska Employment Profile

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.

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.

Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)

Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
14.51% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

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