Alaska Alaska State Facts

There are more men than women in Alaska. The overall gender ratio is 111 men to 100 women.

The Alaska flag was adopted on July 6, 1927. The flag has been ranked the 4th best U.S. flag by a leading Vexillology Organization.

The Alaska quarter was the 49th quarter released overall. The quarter was released on August 25, 2008.

Recent estimates put Alaska's population at around 737,000 people (49th out of 56).The population density is 1.3 people per square mile (56th out of 56).

Someone from Alaska is known as a Alaskan. View our List of Adjectival and Demonyms for all the States.

Alaska was the 49th state when it joined the United States on January 3, 1959. Prior to 1959, Alaska was known as "Territory of Alaska."

Essential Alaska Facts

  • AK
    Postal Code
    The Alaska postal code is AK. This abbreviation has been used since the USPS first established official codes in October 1963.
  • Gender Ratio
    Gender Ratio: 111 Men to 100 Women
    Male Population: 387,296 men
    Female Population: 349,436 women
  • State Flag
    The 2 main colors in the Alaska flag are #0F204B and #FFB612
  • State Quarter
    The Alaska Quarter was released in August 08, 2008.
    Total Mintage: 0.51 billion.
    Engraver: Charles L. Vickers
  • Population and Area
    Population: 736,732 people
    Land Area: 570,641 square miles
    Population Density: 736,732 people per square mile

Areas Codes in Alaska (1)

  • 907

Alaska Counties (29)

County Top Cities
Aleutians East Borough Akutan, Cold Bay, False Pass, King Cove, and Sand Point
Aleutians West Census Area Adak, Atka, Dutch Harbor, Nikolski, Saint George Island, and Saint Paul Island
Anchorage Anchorage, Chugiak, Eagle River, Girdwood, Indian, and Jber
Bethel Census Area Akiachak, Akiak, Aniak, Bethel, Chefornak, and Crooked Creek
Bristol Bay Borough King Salmon, Naknek, and South Naknek
Denali Borough Anderson, Cantwell, Denali National Park, and Healy
Dillingham Census Area Aleknagik, Clarks Point, Dillingham, Ekwok, Manokotak, and New Stuyahok
Fairbanks North Star Borough Eielson Afb, Ester, Fairbanks, Fort Wainwright, North Pole, and Salcha
Haines Borough Haines
Hoonah-Angoon Census Area Angoon, Elfin Cove, Gustavus, Hoonah, Pelican, and Tenakee Springs
Juneau City and Borough Auke Bay, Douglas, and Juneau
Kenai Peninsula Borough Anchor Point, Clam Gulch, Cooper Landing, Homer, Hope, and Kasilof
Ketchikan Gateway Borough Ketchikan and Ward Cove
Kodiak Island Borough Karluk, Kodiak, Larsen Bay, Old Harbor, Ouzinkie, and Port Lions
Lake and Peninsula Borough Chignik, Chignik Lagoon, Chignik Lake, Egegik, Iliamna, and Levelock
Matanuska-Susitna Borough Big Lake, Houston, Palmer, Skwentna, Sutton, and Talkeetna
Nome Census Area Brevig Mission, Elim, Gambell, Koyuk, Nome, and Saint Michael
North Slope Borough Anaktuvuk Pass, Atqasuk, Barrow, Kaktovik, Nuiqsut, and Point Hope
Northwest Arctic Borough Ambler, Buckland, Deering, Kiana, Kivalina, and Kobuk
Petersburg Borough Kake, Petersburg, and Port Alexander
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Coffman Cove, Craig, Hydaburg, Hyder, Ketchikan, and Klawock
Sitka City and Borough Sitka
Skagway Skagway
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area Chicken, Delta Junction, Eagle, Fort Greely, Northway, and Tanacross
Valdez-Cordova Census Area Chenega Bay, Chitina, Copper Center, Cordova, Glennallen, and Slana
Wade Hampton Census Area Alakanuk, Chevak, Chitina, Copper Center, Cordova, and Emmonak
Wrangell City and Borough Wrangell
Yakutat City and Borough Yakutat
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area Allakaket, Anvik, Arctic Village, Beaver, Bettles Field, and Central
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