Alaska Fun Facts
Alaska flag Capital:
Date of Statehood:
Flower:
Tree:
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Juneau
January 3, 1959
Forget-me-not
Sitka Spruce
Willow Ptarmigan

SUBJECT 1990 2000
Total Population 550,043 626,932
Male 289,867 324,112
Female 260,176 302,820
     
AGE    
Under 5 years 54,897 47,591
5 to 9 years 51,736 53,771
10 to 14 years 43,179 56,661
15 to 19 years 37,151 50,094
20 to 24 years 41,228 39,892
25 to 59 years 286,586 325,897
60 to 84 years 34,015 50,392
85 years and over 1,251 2,634
     
MEDIAN AGE 29.4 32.4
     
Under 18 years 172,344 190,717
Male 88,991 98,001
Female 83,353 92,716
     
URBAN AND RURAL RESIDENCE    
Total population 550,043 626,932
Urban population 370,863� 411,955
Rural population 179,180� 214,977
Farm population 1,160� 1,224
     
HOUSEHOLDS    
Families (family households) 132,837 152,337
With own children under 18 years 81,573 88,484
Average family size 3.33 3.28
     
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
Persons 5 years and over 495,425 579,740
Speak a language other than English 60,165 82,758
     
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT    
Persons 3 years and older enrolled in school 156,357 185,760
Preprimary school 14,026 20,882
Elementary or high school 103,827 132,575
College or graduate school 38,504 32,303
     
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT    
For Persons 25 years and over    
Percent high school graduate or higher 87 88
Percent Bachelor's degree or higher 23 25
     
HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS    
Total housing units 232,608 260,978
With no telephone service 15,730 6,684
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 and 1990 Census of Population and Housing.

   Data from Census 2000
  

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