State Reports Population Drop For The Third Year In A Row

first_imgComplete estimates for the state, boroughs/census areas, cities and census designated places are available on the department’s Research and Analysis Section website at Also available are estimates for other areas — census tracts, school districts and Alaska Native Regional Corporations — and estimates by age and sex for each borough and census area and for places with populations of 1,000 or more. New estimates by race and ethnicity will be released in August 2020. The Kenai Peninsula experienced population growth of about .14% between 2018 and 2019, with the population increasing from 58,285 to 58,367. According to the report, a contributor to the state’s population loss was a decline in births and, to a lesser degree, an increase in deaths. Of Alaska’s 29 boroughs and census areas, 19 lost population between 2018 and 2019. The biggest loss was in the Municipality of Anchorage (-2,643), followed by Fairbanks North Star Borough (-954). The Matanuska-Susitna Borough grew the most (+1,024). FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska’s population decreased by 3,048 people, 0.4 percent, from July 2018 to July 2019, based on estimates released on Wednesday by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. This was the third straight year of decline for the state’s total population, which peaked at 739,649 in July 2016 and stands at 731,007 as of July 2019.last_img read more