Wrangell City and Borough, AK

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2019 Population
2,502
0.725% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
US Representative
Don Young
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
49.4
0.202% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
7.83%
0.43% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$53,894
6.41% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$216,200
1.69% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
1,085
3.81% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Wrangell City and Borough, AK had a population of 2.5k people with a median age of 49.4 and a median household income of $53,894. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Wrangell City and Borough, AK grew from 2,484 to 2,502, a 0.725% increase and its median household income declined from $57,583 to $53,894, a −6.41% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wrangell City and Borough, AK are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.9%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (22.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (9.79%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (2.28%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.36%). 0% of the households in Wrangell City and Borough, AK speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

97.7% of the residents in Wrangell City and Borough, AK are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Wrangell City and Borough, AK was $216,200, and the homeownership rate was 67.9%. Most people in Wrangell City and Borough, AK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 8.63 minutes. The average car ownership in Wrangell City and Borough, AK was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Wrangell City and Borough, AK is home to a population of 2.5k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2019, 7.27% of Wrangell City and Borough, AK residents were born outside of the country (182 people).

In 2019, there were 2.79 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.55k people) in Wrangell City and Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 555 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 245 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wrangell City and Borough, AK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.55k ± 106
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    555 ± 96
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    245 ± 74.5
5.04%
Hispanic Population
126 people

In 2019, there were 2.79 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.55k people) in Wrangell City and Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 555 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 245 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.04% of the people in Wrangell City and Borough, AK are hispanic (126 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wrangell City and Borough, AK as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.27%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
182 people
5.07%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
126 people

As of 2019, 7.27% of Wrangell City and Borough, AK residents (182 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 Wrangell City and Borough, AK was 5.07%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

49
Median Native-Born Age
± 3.1
74
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 39.9

In 2019, the median age of all people in Wrangell City and Borough, AK was 49.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 74. But people in Wrangell City and Borough, AK are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Wrangell City and Borough, AK residents was 50.

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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

97.7%
2019 Citizenship
95.8%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 97.7% of Wrangell City and Borough, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Wrangell City and Borough, AK was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    88 ± 32
  2. Korea
    50 ± 35
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    24 ± 28

Wrangell City and Borough, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.76 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 Wrangell City and Borough, AK is $53,894. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Wrangell City and Borough, AK was Census Tract 3 with a value of $53,894, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A 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 Wrangell City and Borough, AK employs 1.09k people. The largest industries in Wrangell City and Borough, AK are Health Care & Social Assistance (216 people), Retail Trade (155 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (121 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($145,208), Finance & Insurance ($68,438), and Public Administration ($67,500).

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,894
2019 value
± $6,028
−6.41%
1 Year Growth
± 17.9%

Households in Wrangell City and Borough, AK have a median annual income of $53,894, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,583 in 2018, which represents a −6.41% annual growth.

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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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wrangell City and Borough, 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wrangell City and Borough, AK was Census Tract 3 with a value of $53,894, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.83% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wrangell City and Borough, AK (194 out of 2.48k 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 Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

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
    134 ± 68
  2. Native American
    40 ± 37
  3. Two Or More
    20 ± 39

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wrangell City and Borough, 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

1.09k
2019 Value
± 132
−3.81%
1 Year decline
± 16.9%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Wrangell City and Borough, AK declined at a rate of −3.81%, from 1.13k employees to 1.09k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wrangell City and Borough, AK, are Management Occupations (163 people), Sales & Related Occupations (144 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (92 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wrangell City and Borough, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wrangell City and Borough, AK, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (163 people), Sales & Related Occupations (144 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (92 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wrangell City and Borough, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (10.9 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.54 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.9 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wrangell City and Borough, AK, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($93,500), Protective Service Occupations ($92,650), and Health Technologists & Technicians ($83,370).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.09k
2019 Value
± 132
−3.81%
1 Year decline
± 16.9%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Wrangell City and Borough, AK declined at a rate of −3.81%, from 1.13k employees to 1.09k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wrangell City and Borough, AK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (216 people), Retail Trade (155 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (121 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wrangell City and Borough, AK, though some of these residents may live in Wrangell City and 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 Wrangell City and Borough, AK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (216 people), Retail Trade (155 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (121 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wrangell City and Borough, AK has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9.45 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.52 times), and Public Administration (1.96 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wrangell City and Borough, AK, by median earnings, are Utilities ($145,208), Finance & Insurance ($68,438), and Public Administration ($67,500).

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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

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.

Wrangell City and 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.

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 Wrangell City and Borough, AK

Don Young
Alaska at-large Representative
Republican Party

Wrangell City and 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 Wrangell City and Borough, AK have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wrangell City and Borough, AK was $216,200 in 2019, which is 0.899 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $212,600 to $216,200, a 1.69% increase. The homeownership rate in Wrangell City and Borough, AK is 67.9%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Wrangell City and Borough, AK have an average commute time of 8.63 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wrangell City and Borough, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$216,200
2019 Median
± $22,088
$212,600
2018 Median
± $20,335

In 2019, the median property value in Wrangell City and Borough, AK grew to to $216,200 from the previous year's value of $212,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wrangell City and 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 Wrangell City and Borough, 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.
$53,894
Median Household Income
± $6,028
1.03k
Number of Households
± 119

In 2019, the median household income of the 1.03k households in Wrangell City and Borough, AK declined from $53,894 from the previous year's value of $57,583.

The following chart displays the households in Wrangell City and 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wrangell City and Borough, AK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wrangell City and Borough, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

67.9%
2019 Homeownership
68.3%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 67.9% of the housing units in Wrangell City and Borough, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wrangell City and Borough, AK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

8.63 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wrangell City and Borough, AK have a shorter commute time (8.63 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.01% of the workforce in Wrangell City and Borough, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (65.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.4%)
  3. Walked (10.6%)

In 2019, 65.1% of workers in Wrangell City and Borough, AK drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.4%) and those who walked to work (10.6%).

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 Wrangell City and Borough, AK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wrangell City and Borough, AK have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

81.2% of the population of Wrangell City and Borough, AK has health coverage, with 32.5% on employee plans, 20.9% on Medicaid, 17.5% on Medicare, 8.66% on non-group plans, and 1.61% 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

18.8%
Uninsured
32.5%
Employer Coverage
20.9%
Medicaid
17.5%
Medicare
8.66%
Non-Group
1.61%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wrangell City and Borough, AK grew by 25.3% from 15% to 18.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wrangell City and 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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