Alaska

Capital: Juneau
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2012
731,081 
Population 2013 737,259 
Population 2014 736,732 
Below Poverty 2011 11.7 
Below Poverty 2012 10 
Below Poverty 2013 10.9 
Below Poverty 2014  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2012 63.2 
Employment - Population Ratio 2013 63.2 
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 63.3 
Unemployed 2011 7.7 
Unemployed 2012 7.2 
Unemployed 2013 6.9 
Unemployed 2014 6.8 
Foreclosure Rate 2014 1 of 2,599 
STATE FACTS
Outsiders first discovered Alaska in 1741 when Danish explorer Vitus Jonassen Bering sighted it on a voyage from Siberia.
Nearly one-third of Alaska lies within the Arctic Circle.
At 20,320 feet above sea level, Mt Denali is the highest point in North America.