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Alaska Census Data: Population & Housing Density

Population, Areas, and Housing Density for Alaska boroughs and census areas are shown in this easy-to-read table and chart combination.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2000 Census.

Alaska Census Data: Population & Housing Density
LocationPopulationHousing unitsArea in square milesDensity per square mile of land areaLocation
Total areaWater areaLand areaPopulationHousing units
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Aleutians East Bo.2,69772415,011.608,023.466,988.140.40.1Aleutians East Bo.
Aleutians West C.A.5,4652,23414,116.519,719.744,396.771.20.5Aleutians West C.A.
Anchorage Municipality260,283100,3681,961.09263.881,697.21153.459.1Anchorage Municipality
Bethel C.A.16,0065,18845,508.464,875.1540,633.310.40.1Bethel C.A.
Bristol Bay Bo.1,258979887.68382.77504.922.51.9Bristol Bay Bo.
Denali Bo.1,8931,35112,774.5324.8812,749.650.10.1Denali Bo.
Dillingham C.A.4,9222,33220,928.412,253.6318,674.780.30.1Dillingham C.A.
Fairbanks North Star Bo.82,84033,2917,444.0277.787,366.2411.24.5Fairbanks North Star Bo.
Haines Bo.2,3921,4192,725.82382.092,343.731.00.6Haines Bo.
Juneau City and Bo.30,71112,2823,255.01538.342,716.6711.34.5Juneau City and Bo.
Kenai Peninsula Bo.49,69124,87124,754.608,741.3416, Peninsula Bo.
Ketchikan Gateway Bo.14,0706,2181,753.98520.751,233.2211.45.0Ketchikan Gateway Bo.
Kodiak Island Bo.13,9135,15912,023.675,463.836,559.852.10.8Kodiak Island Bo.
Lake and Peninsula Bo.1,8231,55730,906.967,125.0023,781.960.10.1Lake and Peninsula Bo.
Matanuska-Susitna Bo.59,32227,32925,259.79578.2524,681.542.41.1Matanuska-Susitna Bo.
Nome C.A.9,1963,64928,283.335,282.4223,000.910.40.2Nome C.A.
North Slope Bo.7,3852,53894,762.645,945.5388,817.120.10.0North Slope Bo.
Northwest Arctic Bo.7,2082,54040,762.004,863.6635,898.340.20.1Northwest Arctic Bo.
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketch.6,1463,05512,706.305,295.677,410.620.80.4Prince of Wales-Outer Ketch.
Sitka City and Bo.8,8353,6504,811.531,937.552,873.983.11.3Sitka City and Bo.
Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon C.A.3,4362,10811,376.733,480.257,896.480.40.3Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon C.A.
Southeast Fairbanks C.A.6,1743,22525,061.19246.3324,814.860.20.1Southeast Fairbanks C.A.
Valdez-Cordova C.A.10,1955,14840,199.155,880.0534,319.100.30.2Valdez-Cordova C.A.
Wade Hampton C.A.7,0282,06319,669.242,475.7417,193.500.40.1Wade Hampton C.A.
Wrangell-Petersburg C.A.6,6843,2849,021.213,186.275,834.941.10.6Wrangell-Petersburg C.A.
Yakutat City and Bo.8084999,459.281,808.827,650.460.10.1Yakutat City and Bo.
Yukon-Koyukuk C.A.6,5513,917147,842.511,942.83145,899.690.00.0Yukon-Koyukuk C.A.

Reading the Chart:

The entries under the Area in square miles headings are areas.

The entries under the Population and Housing Units headings are totals.

The Density per square mile of land area values are derived by dividing the population (or housing unit) count by the land ares. For example, dividing the total US population of 281,421,906 by the total land area of 3,537,438.44 gives a density value of 79.6 people per square mile.

In this chart the length of all of the colored bars represent percentages of the highest value of any county in the state. For example, the county with the highest population will have a colored bar that fills the cell. A county with half that many people will have a colored bar that fills half the cell. The same method is used for the colored bars shown in the Area and Density table cells. For small percentages the bar does not appear.

Abbreviations used in location names: Co.=County, C.A.=Census Area, Pa.=Parish, Mu.=Municipio.

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