Aleutians East Borough, AK

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2020 Population
3,389
0.118% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
US Representative
Don Young
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
44.1
3.76% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
12.2%
11.4% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$75,833
9.51% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$136,700
14% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
2,328
0.954% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Aleutians East Borough, AK had a population of 3.39k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $75,833. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Aleutians East Borough, AK grew from 3,385 to 3,389, a 0.118% increase and its median household income grew from $69,250 to $75,833, a 9.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Aleutians East Borough, AK are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (40.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (24%), White (Non-Hispanic) (13.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (9.59%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.75%).

None of the households in Aleutians East Borough, AK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

79.5% of the residents in Aleutians East Borough, AK are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Aleutians East Borough, AK was $136,700, and the homeownership rate was 61.4%. Most people in Aleutians East Borough, AK walked to work, and the average commute time was 5.17 minutes. The average car ownership in Aleutians East Borough, AK was 2 cars per household.

Aleutians East Borough, AK borders Aleutians West Census Area, AK and Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK.

Diversity

Aleutians East Borough, AK is home to a population of 3.39k people, from which 79.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 27.8% of Aleutians East Borough, AK residents were born outside of the country (941 people).

In 2020, there were 1.7 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.38k people) in Aleutians East Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 815 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 450 White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Aleutians East Borough, AK
  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    1.38k ± 187
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    815 ± 120
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    450 ± 97
8.73%
Hispanic Population
296 people

In 2020, there were 1.7 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.38k people) in Aleutians East Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 815 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 450 White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.73% of the people in Aleutians East Borough, AK are hispanic (296 people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

27.8%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
941 people
27.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
917 people

As of 2020, 27.8% of Aleutians East Borough, AK residents (941 people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Aleutians East Borough, AK was 27.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.9
48
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.3

In 2020, the median age of all people in Aleutians East Borough, AK was 44.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Aleutians East Borough, AK are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Aleutians East Borough, AK residents was 43.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Philippines
    19,548 ± 3,387 people
  2. Mexico
    3,665 ± 1,483 people
  3. Korea
    3,499 ± 1,449 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alaska was Philippines, the natal country of 19,548 Alaska residents, followed by Mexico with 3,665 and Korea with 3,499.

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Citizenship

79.5%
2020 Citizenship
80.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 79.5% of Aleutians East Borough, AK residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Aleutians East Borough, AK was 80.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    68 ± 31
  2. World War II
    30 ± 22
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    19 ± 15

Aleutians East Borough, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Alaska. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alaska.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

Males in Alaska have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,568. The income inequality in Alaska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Aleutians East Borough, AK employs 2.33k people. The largest industries in Aleutians East Borough, AK are Manufacturing (1,103 people), Public Administration (325 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (229 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($66,667), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,929), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($58,929).

Wages

Median Household Income

$75,833
2020 value
± $10,098
9.51%
1 Year Growth
± 14%

Households in Aleutians East Borough, AK have a median annual income of $75,833, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $69,250 in 2019, which represents a 9.51% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$71,881
Average Male Salary in Alaska
± $3,581
$56,568
Average Female Salary in Alaska
± $3,158

In 2020, full-time male employees in Alaska made 1.27 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Alaska by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Alaska
  1. White
    $63,854 ± $2,980
  2. American Indian
    $58,105 ± $19,740
  3. Black
    $52,213 ± $10,025

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Alaska workers was White. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Alaska.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Aleutians East Borough, AK is from Alaska.
0.435
2020 Wage GINI in Alaska
0.44
2019 Wage GINI in Alaska

In 2020, the income inequality in Alaska was 0.435 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.22% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Alaska was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alaska in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 1
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the tracts in Aleutians East Borough, AK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Aleutians East Borough, AK (412 out of 3.38k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Native American
    255 ± 53
  2. Asian
    52 ± 52
  3. White
    45 ± 60

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Aleutians East Borough, AK is Native American, followed by Asian and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.33k
2020 Value
± 209
0.954%
1 Year growth
± 12.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Aleutians East Borough, AK grew at a rate of 0.954%, from 2.31k employees to 2.33k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Aleutians East Borough, AK, are Production Occupations (694 people), Management Occupations (262 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (218 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Aleutians East Borough, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Aleutians East Borough, AK, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (694 people), Management Occupations (262 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (218 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Aleutians East Borough, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (11.7 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (5.34 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Aleutians East Borough, AK, by median earnings, are Construction & Extraction Occupations ($61,563), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,221), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($61,076).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.33k
2020 Value
± 209
0.954%
1 Year growth
± 12.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Aleutians East Borough, AK grew at a rate of 0.954%, from 2.31k employees to 2.33k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Aleutians East Borough, AK, are Manufacturing (1,103 people), Public Administration (325 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (229 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Aleutians East Borough, AK, though some of these residents may live in Aleutians East Borough, AK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Aleutians East Borough, AK, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,103 people), Public Administration (325 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (229 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Aleutians East Borough, AK has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.02 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (4.73 times), and Public Administration (2.99 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Aleutians East Borough, AK, by median earnings, are Construction ($66,667), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,929), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($58,929).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alaska to other states, or from other states to Alaska.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $10.1B
  2. $7.84B
  3. $4.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Alaska product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $10.1B, followed by Electronics ($7.84B) and Meat/seafood ($4.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Alaska products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$41.8B
2020 Value in Alaska
$68.3B
Projected 2050 Value in Alaska
63.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Alaska trade was $41.8B. This is expected to increase 63.4% to $68.3B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alaska trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alaska to other states, or from other states to Alaska.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $10.4B
  2. $3.24B
  3. $1.15B

In 2020, the top outbound Alaska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $10.4B, followed by Washington with $3.24B and Texas and $1.15B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alaska shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Aleutians East Borough, AK went to Donald J. Trump with 60.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (3.99%). The most partisan county was Anchorage Municipality, AK with 65.1% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing the state of Alaska. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Aleutians East Borough, AK is currently represented by Don Young in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Aleutians East Borough, AK
60.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Alaska
  1. 65.1% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 60.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 52.6% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Alaska was Anchorage Municipality, AK with 65.1% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Alaska colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Alaska

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Lisa Murkowski
Senator from Alaska3
Assumed office on December 20, 2002
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of her father Frank Murkowski, who was elected List of Governors of Alaska|Governor of Alaska.
Dan Sullivan
Senator from Alaska2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing Alaska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Aleutians East Borough, AK

Don Young
Alaska at-large Representative
Republican Party

Aleutians East Borough, AK is currently represented by Don Young (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Aleutians East Borough, AK have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Aleutians East Borough, AK was $136,700 in 2020, which is 0.595 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $119,900 to $136,700, a 14% increase. The homeownership rate in Aleutians East Borough, AK is 61.4%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Aleutians East Borough, AK have an average commute time of 5.17 minutes, and they walked to work. Car ownership in Aleutians East Borough, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$136,700
2020 Median
± $26,580
$119,900
2019 Median
± $6,058

In 2020, the median property value in Aleutians East Borough, AK grew to to $136,700 from the previous year's value of $119,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Aleutians East Borough, AK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Aleutians East Borough, AK the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$75,833
Median Household Income
± $10,098
988
Number of Households
± 110

In 2020, the median household income of the 988 households in Aleutians East Borough, AK grew to $75,833 from the previous year's value of $69,250.

The following chart displays the households in Aleutians East Borough, AK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

None
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Aleutians East Borough, AK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Aleutians East Borough, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

61.4%
2020 Homeownership
63.8%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 61.4% of the housing units in Aleutians East Borough, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Aleutians East Borough, AK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

5.17 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Aleutians East Borough, AK have a shorter commute time (5.17 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Aleutians East Borough, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Walked (52%)
  2. Drove Alone (26.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.48%)

In 2020, 52% of workers in Aleutians East Borough, AK walked to work, followed by those who drove alone to work (26.4%) and those who worked at home (9.48%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Aleutians East Borough, AK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Aleutians East Borough, AK have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

60.3% of the population of Aleutians East Borough, AK has health coverage, with 32.8% on employee plans, 13.4% on Medicaid, 8.84% on Medicare, 3.9% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Alaska was $11,064 in 2014. This is a 6.1% increase from the previous year ($10,428).

Comparing across all counties in the state, Wrangell City and Borough has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.7%). Additionally, Aleutians East Borough has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (51.9%)

Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$11,064
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Alaska
$5,958
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$12,001
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,288
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Alaska (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.1%, from $10,428 to $11,064.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

39.7%
Uninsured
32.8%
Employer Coverage
13.4%
Medicaid
8.84%
Medicare
3.9%
Non-Group
1.36%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Aleutians East Borough, AK declined by 14.2% from 46.3% to 39.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Aleutians East Borough, AK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 18.7% prevalence
  2. 17.6% prevalence
  3. 15.1% prevalence

Wrangell City and Borough has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alaska, at 18.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Alaska by county over multiple years.

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