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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 350,402 people. The economy of Alaska is specialized in Fishing, hunting & trapping; U. S Coast Guard; and Metal ore mining, which employ respectively 33.01; 15.26; and 12.64 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Alaska are Construction (25,311), Elementary & secondary schools (23,518), and Restaurants & Food Services (18,553), and the highest paying industries are Agricultural chemical manufacturing ($187,791), Aerospace products & parts manufacturing ($171,629), and Petroleum refining ($159,558).

Median household income in Alaska is $73,355. Males in Alaska have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,690. The income inequality of Alaska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457 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 738,432 people, from which 96.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Alaska is composed of 452,472 White residents (61.3%), 98,300 Native residents (13.3%), 56,801 Two+ residents (7.69%), 51,825 Hispanic residents (7.02%), and 45,753 Asian residents (6.2%). 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 $19,500 for private four year colleges, and $5,656 and $18,704 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 $259,600, which is 1.33 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $254,500 to $259,600, a 2% increase. The homeownership rate of Alaska is 63.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63%. People in Alaska have an average commute time of 18.3 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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