Alaska

Capital: Juneau
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2014
 736,705
Population 2015 737,709
Population 2016 741,894
Below Poverty 2014 11.9
Below Poverty 2015 9.2
Below Poverty 2016 12.6
Below Poverty 2017  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 63.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 62.6 
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 61.7 
Unemployed 2014 6.8
Unemployed 2015 6.4
Unemployed 2016 6.6
Unemployed 2017 (Oct.) 7.2
Foreclosure Rate 2017 (Oct.) 1 of 5,576 
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.