Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK

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2019 Population
167,091
0.408% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
US Representative
Don Young
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
34.1
0.59% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
8.32%
2.13% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$78,900
0.405% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$259,600
0.737% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
84,212
1.11% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK had a population of 167k people with a median age of 34.1 and a median household income of $78,900. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK declined from 167,775 to 167,091, a −0.408% decrease and its median household income grew from $78,582 to $78,900, a 0.405% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.9%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (8.93%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.29%), White (Hispanic) (4.44%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.13%). 11.1% of the households in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

97.2% of the residents in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK are University of Alaska Fairbanks (1,432 degrees awarded in 2019) and University of Alaska Southeast (565 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK was $259,600, and the homeownership rate was 62%. Most people in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK was 2 cars per household.

Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK borders Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK, Anchorage Municipality (South) PUMA, AK, Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK, and Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK.

Diversity

Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK is home to a population of 167k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2019, 10.1% of Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK residents were born outside of the country (16.9k people).

In 2019, there were 7.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (115k people) in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.9k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 12.2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK are Spanish (4,976 speakers), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (3,413 speakers), and Other Native Languages of North America (2,402 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    115k ± 333
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    14.9k ± 866
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    12.2k ± 1.07k
7.16%
Hispanic Population
12k people

In 2019, there were 7.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (115k people) in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.9k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 12.2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.16% of the people in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK are hispanic (12k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,976 speakers (3.21%)
  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    3,413 speakers (2.2%)
  3. Other Native Languages of North America
    2,402 speakers (1.55%)

11.1% of Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK was Spanish. 3.21% of the overall population of Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK are native Spanish speakers. 2.2% speak Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) and 1.55% speak Other Native Languages of North America, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
16.9k people
6.5%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
10.9k people

As of 2019, 10.1% of Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK residents (16.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK was 6.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

33
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.1

In 2019, the median age of all people in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK was 34.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK residents was 34.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Philippines
    3,365 ± 1,410 people
  2. Mexico
    848 ± 713 people
  3. Canada
    721 ± 658 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK was Philippines, the natal country of 3,365 Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK residents, followed by Mexico with 848 and Canada with 721.

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Citizenship

97.2%
2019 Citizenship
97.1%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 97.2% of Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,047 ± 819
  2. Vietnam
    3,918 ± 355
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,758 ± 407

Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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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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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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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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Economy

Median household income in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK is $78,900. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK was Anchorage Municipality (South) PUMA, AK with a value of $93,062, followed by Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK and Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK, with respective values of $75,594 and $70,661.

Males in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,401. The income inequality in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.423, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK employs 84.2k people. The largest industries in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK are Construction (6,647 people), U. S. Army (5,060 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,830 people), and the highest paying industries are Veterinary services ($178,735), Petroleum refining ($158,934), and Other health care services ($154,346).

Wages

Median Household Income

$78,900
2019 value
± $2,689
0.405%
1 Year Growth
± 4.48%

Households in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK have a median annual income of $78,900, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $78,582 in 2018, which represents a 0.405% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$66,088
Average Male Salary in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK
± $6,766
$50,401
Average Female Salary in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK
± $4,676

In 2019, full-time male employees in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK
  1. White
    $57,048 ± $5,059
  2. Other
    $54,973 ± $24,045
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $53,482 ± $68,078

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Other workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

0.423
2019 Wage GINI in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK
0.422
2018 Wage GINI in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK

In 2019, the income inequality in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK was 0.423 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.294% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK was Anchorage Municipality (South) PUMA, AK with a value of $93,062, followed by Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK and Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK, with respective values of $75,594 and $70,661.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.32% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK (13.5k out of 162k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 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. White
    8,039 ± 791
  2. Native American
    2,698 ± 346
  3. Two Or More
    1,794 ± 342

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

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

84.2k
2019 Value
−1.11%
1 Year decline
± −1.11%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK declined at a rate of −1.11%, from 85.2k employees to 84.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK, are Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive (2,215 people), Other managers (2,152 people), and Janitors & building cleaners (1,815 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK, by number of employees, are Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive (2,215 people), Other managers (2,152 people), and Janitors & building cleaners (1,815 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Fishing and hunting workers (38.5 times higher than expected), Military enlisted tactical operations & air/weapons specialists & crew members (17 times), and Firstline enlisted military supervisors (14.9 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK, by average salary, are Physicians ($264,167), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($161,646), and Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers ($124,997).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

84.2k
2019 Value
−1.11%
1 Year decline
± −1.11%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK declined at a rate of −1.11%, from 85.2k employees to 84.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK, are Construction (6,647 people), U. S. Army (5,060 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,830 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK, though some of these residents may live in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, 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 Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK, by number of employees, are Construction (6,647 people), U. S. Army (5,060 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,830 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK has an unusually high number of Metal ore mining (53.9 times higher than expected), Fishing, hunting & trapping (37.1 times), and U. S Coast Guard (32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK, by average salary, are Veterinary services ($178,735), Petroleum refining ($158,934), and Other health care services ($154,346).

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Alaska went to Donald J. Trump with 51.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (36.6%), followed by Gary Johnson (5.88%). The most partisan county was N/A with N/A% of the vote going to N/A running for the N/A 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.

Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, 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

Presidential voting results are only available at the county level. Showing data for the counties inside of Alaska.
Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Alaska
51.3% for the Republican Party

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Alaska was N/A with N/A% of the vote going to N/A running for the N/A 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 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 Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK

Don Young
Alaska at-large Representative
Republican Party

Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, 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 Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK awarded 1,997 degrees. The student population of Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK is skewed towards women, with 3,532 male students and 5,797 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK are White (1,088 and 55.7%), followed by Unknown (286 and 14.7%), American Indian or Alaska Native (212 and 10.9%), and Two or More Races (150 and 7.68%).

The largest universities in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK by number of degrees awarded are University of Alaska Fairbanks (1,432 and 71.7%) and University of Alaska Southeast (565 and 28.3%).

The most popular majors in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK are General Business Administration & Management (166 and 8.31%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (115 and 5.76%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (91 and 4.56%).

The median tuition cost in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK for a public four year colleges is $6,925 for in-state students and $22,858 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 68 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 68 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 65 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK was General Biological Sciences with 68 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,432 degrees awarded
  2. 565 degrees awarded
$6,925
Median In-State Public

In 2019, the Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Alaska Fairbanks with 1,432 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

794
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,203
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 794 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK, which is 0.66 times less than the 1,203 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,088 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    286 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    212 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK was White students. These 1,088 degrees mean that there were 3.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 286 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK was $259,600 in 2019, which is 1.08 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $257,700 to $259,600, a 0.737% increase. The homeownership rate in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK is 62%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK have an average commute time of 16.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$259,600
2019 Median
± $5,481
$257,700
2018 Median
± $4,341

In 2019, the median property value in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK grew to to $259,600 from the previous year's value of $257,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, 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 Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k 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.
$78,900
Median Household Income
± $2,689
61.6k
Number of Households
± 1,753

In 2019, the median household income of the 61.6k households in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK grew to $78,900 from the previous year's value of $78,582.

The following chart displays the households in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, 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

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

62%
2019 Homeownership
61.4%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 62% of the housing units in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

16.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK have a shorter commute time (16.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.42% of the workforce in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (70%)
  2. Carpooled (14.6%)
  3. Walked (6.54%)

In 2019, 70% of workers in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.6%) and those who walked to work (6.54%).

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 Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

88.9% of the population of Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK has health coverage, with 44.9% on employee plans, 11.8% on Medicaid, 7.98% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 8.69% 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 Alaska see 1069 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.73% decrease from the previous year (1099 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 978 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 200 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

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1,069 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Alaska

Primary care physicians in Alaska see an average of 1,069 patients per year. This represents a 2.73% decrease from the previous year (1,099 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Alaska 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

11.1%
Uninsured
44.9%
Employer Coverage
11.8%
Medicaid
7.98%
Medicare
15.4%
Non-Group
8.69%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK declined by 1.51% from 11.3% to 11.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, 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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