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About the photo: Approaching Sawyer Glacier in the Tracy Arm Fjord valley of mountains and waterfalls.


The economy of Alaska employs 346,564 people. The economy of Alaska is specialized in Fishing, hunting & trapping; Scenic & sightseeing transportation; and U. S Coast Guard, which employ respectively 35.73; 13.45; and 13.28 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Alaska are Construction (24,348), Elementary & secondary schools (24,158), and Restaurants & Food Services (18,744), and the highest paying industries are Aerospace products & parts manufacturing ($173,798), Petroleum refining ($159,343), and Oil & gas extraction ($155,675).

Median household income in Alaska is $76,440. Males in Alaska have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,509. The income inequality of Alaska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.427 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Alaska. In Alaska the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 86 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $6,970. Bethel Census Area, AK has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Alaska.


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Alaska is home to a population of 741,894 people, from which 96.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Alaska is composed of 452,757 White residents (61%), 104,362 Native residents (14.1%), 55,961 Two+ residents (7.54%), 51,304 Hispanic residents (6.92%), and 44,235 Asian residents (5.96%). The most common foreign languages in Alaska are Other Native North American (30,197 speakers), Spanish (23,555 speakers), and Tagalog (15,718 speakers), but compared to other places, Alaska has a relative high number of Other Native North American (30,197 speakers), Hmong (3,598 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (6,806 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Alaska awarded 7,346 degrees. The student population of Alaska is skewed towards females, with 2,679 male students and 4,667 female students. Most students in Alaska are White (4,059 and 55.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (864 and 11.8%), American Indian (671 and 9.1%), and Unknown (579 and 7.88%). The largest universities in Alaska by number of graduates are University of Alaska Anchorage (2,561 and 34.9%), Charter College-Anchorage (1,656 and 22.5%), and University of Alaska Fairbanks (1,526 and 20.8%). The most popular majors in Alaska are Medical Assistant (697 and 9.5%), Dental Assisting (270 and 3.68%), and Welding Technology (154 and 2.1%). The median tuition costs in Alaska are $19,900 for private four year colleges, and $5,936 and $19,628 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alaska is $267,800, which is 1.31 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $259,600 to $267,800, a 3.16% increase. The homeownership rate of Alaska is 64.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Alaska have an average commute time of 17 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Alaska is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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