Alaska: Profile

Government 
Governor:Bill Walker (I)
Treasurer:Randall Hoffbeck (R)
Senators:Dan Sullivan (R)
Lisa Murkowski (R)
Entered Union:January 3, 1959
U.S. Representatives:1
Area 
Total Area1,723,337 km2 / 665,384 mi2
Land Area1,477,953 km2 / 570,641 mi2
Water Area245,383 km2 / 94,743 mi2
Water Area Percentage14.24 %
Time Zone  
Standard TimeGMT -9
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -10
Weather 
Record High Temperature100°F / 38°C , Fort Yukon (June 27, 1879)
Record Low Temperature-80°F / -62°C , Prospect Creek (January 23, 1971)
GDP 
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$52,804 (2015)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$66,835 (2015)
Population 
Population738,432 (2015)
Under 19 Population206,190 / 27.923% (2015)
65 and older Population71,008 / 9.616% (2015)
Male Population388,695 / 52.638% (2015)
Female Population349,737 / 47.362% (2015)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 35,221 (2013)
Net International Immigration 4,488 (2015)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)11,392 per 1,000 (2014)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)11.4% (2014)
Major Cities 
CityPopulation (2015)
Anchorage298,695
Juneau32,756
Fairbanks32,325
Employment 
Employment 360,200 (2016)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$992 (2016)
Unemployment Rate (%)6.9% (2016)
Expenditures 
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$15,470 (2014)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$15,470 (2014)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$1,182 (2015)
Revenue 
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$56,147 (2015)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$5,718 (2015)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$84,380 (2014)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$4,601 (2014)
Education 
High School Graduation Rate (%)91.8% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)27.7% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)9.8% (2014)
Logistics 
Public Road Length (Miles)15,680 Miles (2015)
Gas Tax Rate (%)12.25% (2016)
Number of Public Airports 282 (2015)
Main Airports 
CodeNameCity
ANCTed Stevens Anchorage InternationalAnchorage
BETBethelBethel
FAIFairbanks InternationalFairbanks
JNUJuneau InternationalJuneau
KTNKetchikan InternationalKetchikan
Ports 
Alcan
Anchorage
Dalton Cache
Fairbanks
Juneau
Ketchikan
Kivilina
Kodiak
Nikishka
Nome
Seward
Sitka
Skagway
Unalaska Island
Valdez
Wrangell

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)

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