Aleutians West Census Area, AK

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Population
5,750
0.588% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
Median Age
37.6

Poverty Rate
8.55%

Median Household Income
$85,517
0.381% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$247,900
3.81% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
3,889
1.82% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Aleutians West Census Area, AK had a population of 5.75k people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $85,517. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Aleutians West Census Area, AK declined from 5,784 to 5,750, a -0.588% decrease and its median household income grew from $85,192 to $85,517, a 0.381% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Aleutians West Census Area, AK are Asian (Non-Hispanic) (39.5%), White (Non-Hispanic) (24.2%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (11%), White (Hispanic) (5.39%), and Other (Hispanic) (5.39%). 0% of the households in Aleutians West Census Area, AK speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 76.5% of the residents in Aleutians West Census Area, AK are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Aleutians West Census Area, AK was $247,900, and the homeownership rate was 28.1%. Most people in Aleutians West Census Area, AK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 7.59 minutes. The average car ownership in Aleutians West Census Area, AK was 1 car per household.

Aleutians West Census Area, AK borders Aleutians East Borough, AK.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Alaska, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Alaska (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Alaska. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Alaska across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

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 West Census Area, 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.

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 had become 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Alaska over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Aleutians West Census Area, AK

Don Young
Alaska at-large Representative
Republican Party

Aleutians West Census Area, 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 West Census Area, AK have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Aleutians West Census Area, AK is home to a population of 5.75k people, from which 76.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 39.7% of Aleutians West Census Area, AK residents were born outside of the country (2.28k people).

In 2018, there were 1.63 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.27k people) in Aleutians West Census Area, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.39k White (Non-Hispanic) and 634 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Aleutians West Census Area, AK
  1. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.27k ± 74
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.39k ± 4
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    634 ± 24
13.9%
Hispanic Population
798 people

In 2018, there were 1.63 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.27k people) in Aleutians West Census Area, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.39k White (Non-Hispanic) and 634 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.9% of the people in Aleutians West Census Area, AK are hispanic (798 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Aleutians West Census Area, AK as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

39.7%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
2.28k people
37.4%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
2.16k people

As of 2018, 39.7% of Aleutians West Census Area, AK residents (2.28k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Aleutians West Census Area, AK was 37.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

34
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.6
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Aleutians West Census Area, AK was 37.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Aleutians West Census Area, AK are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Aleutians West Census Area, AK residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Philippines
    18,810 ± 3,324 people
  2. Mexico
    4,189 ± 1,585 people
  3. Korea
    3,268 ± 1,400 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alaska was Philippines, the natal country of 18,810 Alaska residents, followed by Mexico with 4,189 and Korea with 3,268.

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Citizenship

76.5%
2018 Citizenship
77.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 76.5% of Aleutians West Census Area, AK residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Aleutians West Census Area, AK was 77.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    111 ± 46
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    84 ± 38
  3. Vietnam
    45 ± 25

Aleutians West Census Area, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Aleutians West Census Area, AK is $85,517. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Aleutians West Census Area, AK was Census Tract 2 with a value of $92,273, followed by Census Tract 1 and N/A, with respective values of $59,167 and N/A.

Males in Alaska have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,966. The income inequality in Alaska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Aleutians West Census Area, AK employs 3.89k people. The largest industries in Aleutians West Census Area, AK are Manufacturing (1,375 people), Transportation & Warehousing (510 people), and Retail Trade (358 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($138,125), Utilities ($93,125), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,156).

Wages

Median Household Income

$85,517
2018 value
± $3,718
0.381%
1 Year Growth
± 7.54%

Households in Aleutians West Census Area, AK have a median annual income of $85,517, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $85,192 in 2017, which represents a 0.381% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Aleutians West Census Area, AK compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$70,324
Average Male Salary in Alaska
± $3,702
$54,966
Average Female Salary in Alaska
± $3,098

In 2019, full-time male employees in Alaska made 1.28 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-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
    $62,461 ± $2,986
  2. American Indian
    $56,790 ± $19,372
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $47,318 ± $20,596

In 2019 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Alaska by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Aleutians West Census Area, AK is from Alaska.
0.44
2019 Wage GINI in Alaska
0.441
2018 Wage GINI in Alaska

In 2019, the income inequality in Alaska was 0.44 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.271% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alaska across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2
  2. Census Tract 1
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Aleutians West Census Area, AK was Census Tract 2 with a value of $92,273, followed by Census Tract 1 and N/A, with respective values of $59,167 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.55% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Aleutians West Census Area, AK (472 out of 5.52k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Males 18 - 24.

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. Asian
    184 ± 58
  2. White
    99 ± 54
  3. Native American
    89 ± 41

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

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

3.89k
2018 Value
± 275
-1.82%
1 Year decline
± 10.1%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Aleutians West Census Area, AK declined at a rate of -1.82%, from 3.96k employees to 3.89k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Aleutians West Census Area, AK, are Production Occupations (782 people), Material Moving Occupations (432 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (369 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Aleutians West Census Area, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Aleutians West Census Area, AK, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (782 people), Material Moving Occupations (432 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (369 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Aleutians West Census Area, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.5 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.99 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Aleutians West Census Area, AK, by median earnings, are Health Technologists & Technicians ($157,955), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($99,750), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($93,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.89k
2018 Value
± 275
-1.82%
1 Year decline
± 10.1%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Aleutians West Census Area, AK declined at a rate of -1.82%, from 3.96k employees to 3.89k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Aleutians West Census Area, AK, are Manufacturing (1,375 people), Transportation & Warehousing (510 people), and Retail Trade (358 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Aleutians West Census Area, AK, though some of these residents may live in Aleutians West Census Area, 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 West Census Area, AK, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,375 people), Transportation & Warehousing (510 people), and Retail Trade (358 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Aleutians West Census Area, AK has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (3.51 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (2.98 times), and Public Administration (1.78 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Aleutians West Census Area, AK, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($138,125), Utilities ($93,125), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,156).

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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. $26.3B
  2. $15B
  3. $5.55B

In 2018, the top outbound Alaska product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $26.3B, followed by Electronics ($15B) and Gasoline ($5.55B).

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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$72.6B
2018 Value in Alaska
$144B
Projected 2045 Value in Alaska
98.8% growth

In 2018, total outbound Alaska trade was $72.6B. This is expected to increase 98.8% to $144B by 2045.

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. $16.8B
  2. $5.3B
  3. $3.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Alaska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $16.8B, followed by Washington with $5.3B and Texas and $3.2B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Aleutians West Census Area, AK was $247,900 in 2018, which is 1.08 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $238,800 to $247,900, a 3.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Aleutians West Census Area, AK is 28.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Aleutians West Census Area, AK have an average commute time of 7.59 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Aleutians West Census Area, AK is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$247,900
2018 Median
± $70,762
$238,800
2017 Median
± $48,045

In 2018, the median property value in Aleutians West Census Area, AK grew to to $247,900 from the previous year's value of $238,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Aleutians West Census Area, 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 West Census Area, AK the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$85,517
Median Household Income
± $3,718
1.18k
Number of Households
± 77

In 2018, the median household income of the 1.18k households in Aleutians West Census Area, AK grew to $85,517 from the previous year's value of $85,192.

The following chart displays the households in Aleutians West Census Area, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

None
Average Range

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Rent vs Own

28.1%
2018 Homeownership
30.1%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 28.1% of the housing units in Aleutians West Census Area, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 30.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Aleutians West Census Area, AK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

7.59 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Aleutians West Census Area, AK have a shorter commute time (7.59 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Aleutians West Census Area, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (47.5%)
  2. Walked (39.6%)
  3. Carpooled (8.21%)

In 2018, 47.5% of workers in Aleutians West Census Area, AK drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (39.6%) and those who carpooled to work (8.21%).

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

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Aleutians West Census Area, AK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Aleutians West Census Area, AK have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Health

81.2% of the population of Aleutians West Census Area, AK has health coverage, with 66.2% on employee plans, 5.91% on Medicaid, 4.25% on Medicare, 4.18% on non-group plans, and 0.631% 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).

Primary care physicians in Aleutians West Census Area, AK see 2862 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.694% decrease from the previous year (2882 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 939 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 704 patients per year.

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%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,862 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Aleutians West Census Area, AK

Primary care physicians in Aleutians West Census Area, AK see an average of 2,862 patients per year. This represents a 0.694% decrease from the previous year (2,882 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Aleutians West Census Area, AK in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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

18.8%
Uninsured
66.2%
Employer Coverage
5.91%
Medicaid
4.25%
Medicare
4.18%
Non-Group
0.631%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Aleutians West Census Area, AK declined by 11.1% from 21.2% to 18.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Aleutians West Census Area, 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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