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State of Alaska

Alaska Population Estimates

Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section
Annual total population estimates for hundreds of areas in the state, including boroughs and census areas, cities and places, census tracts, Alaska Native Regional Corporations, School Districts, and Legislative Districts. Annual population estimates by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin for the state as well as all boroughs and census areas. Annual population estimates by age and sex for all cities and places with population of 1,000 more.
Databases of population estimates
Distribution of funds to local governments; calculation of rates, and survey weighting, by various state, local and privateorganizations; research and planning by various state, local and private organizations.
Individuals
Web-posted data on race and ethnicity include race alone and race alone or in combination with one or more other races (these follow the Federal 1997 OMB standard), and "bridged" race categories (these follow the Federal 1977 OMB standard) are available upon request.
Includes population estimates by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin.
Age, sex, race and Hispanic origin (described in more detail above).
State and sub-state (described in more detail above).
Totals as well as data by age and sex are released and posted on the Web each January. Data by race and Hispanic origin are released and posted on the Web each August.
Based on a combination of Census data, annual Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) applications, and surveys of military and group quarters populations.
Census participation is mandatory, there is a large incentive to complete a PFD applications, survey participation (by facility) for military and group quarters populations is encouraged by explaining importance of accurate population estimates for local communities and the state (high participation for these surveys).
Administrative records, including annual Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) applications, and surveys of military and group quarters populations.
Population data are or used for statutes related to things like matching funds, budget reserve, business licensing, health facility allocations, Power Cost Equalization, REAA designations, revenue sharing, rural designations, transportation plans, etc.
The population estimates we produce for Alaska are more detailed, reliable and timely than those provided by any other organization.
Race data are only available down to the borough and census area level. Age and sex data for small areas (census tracts, and cities and places of less than 1,000 people) are not available.
All data by age, sex, race and ethnicity are posted on the Web (http://live.laborstats.alaska.gov/pop/index.cfm), except "bridged" race categories (these follow the Federal 1977 OMB standard), which are available upon request.
Eddie Hunsinger
State Demographer
eddie.hunsinger@alaska.gov
907-269-4960
Research and Analysis Section
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
3301 Eagle St Ste 202
Anchorage, AK 99503-4149

The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics, Alaska Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health (Ak-IBIS) web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Fri, 07 August 2020 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Alaska Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov ".

Content updated: Mon, 30 Jul 2018 09:09:47 AKDT
The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics AK-IBIS web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Fri, 07 August 2020 13:36:10 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/ ".

Content updated: Mon, 30 Jul 2018 09:09:47 AKDT