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Graph: Population Change for Alaska
1947 to 2015
Graph: Alaska Population
1946 to 2015
A History of Alaska Population Settlement
2015 Population
By Borough/Census Area
and Economic Region

Boroughs/Census Areas
Aleutians East Borough2,854
Aleutians West Census Area5,649
Anchorage, Municipality of298,908
Bethel Census Area18,153
Bristol Bay Borough887
Denali Borough1,781
Dillingham Census Area5,007
Fairbanks North Star Borough98,645
Haines Borough2,493
Hoonah-Angoon Census Area2,178
Juneau, City and Borough of33,277
Kenai Peninsula Borough57,763
Ketchikan Gateway Borough13,778
Kodiak Island Borough13,819
Kusilvak Census Area8,195
Lake and Peninsula Borough1,668
Matanuska-Susitna Borough100,178
Nome Census Area10,040
North Slope Borough9,895
Northwest Arctic Borough7,867
Petersburg Borough3,199
Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area6,446
Sitka, City and Borough of8,929
Skagway, Municipality of1,040
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area6,899
Valdez-Cordova Census Area9,529
Wrangell City and Borough2,442
Yakutat City and Borough613
Yukon Koyukuk Census Area5,493
Economic Regions
Anchorage/Mat-Su Economic Region399,086
Gulf Coast Economic Region81,111
Interior Economic Region112,818
Northern Economic Region27,802
Southeast Economic Region74,395
Southwest Economic Region42,413

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A History of Alaska Population Settlement
This special publication traces Alaska’s population settlement, beginning with the indigenous peoples before contact with Europeans through Russian America, the U.S. Purchase, the Gold Rush, World War II, the oil boom and bust, and the modern day.