Alaska

Capital: Juneau
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2015
 737,709
Population 2016 741,894
Population 2017 739,795
Below Poverty 2014 11.9
Below Poverty 2015 9.2
Below Poverty 2016 9.9
Below Poverty 2017 11.1
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 62.6
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 61.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 61.6
Unemployed 2015 6.4
Unemployed 2016 6.6
Unemployed 2017 7.2
Unemployed 2018 (Oct.) 6.4
Foreclosure Rate 2018 (Oct.) 1 of 1,917 
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.