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Most Alaska regions lost some population in 2014



January 22, 2015
Thursday PM

(SitNews) - Alaska’s population decreased by 61 people from July 2013 to July 2014, based on estimates released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Currently data reports Alaska to have a population of 735,601.

Of Alaska’s 29 boroughs and census areas, 18 lost population between 2013 and 2014. The largest losses were in the Fairbanks North Star Borough (-1,577), Valdez-Cordova Census Area (-244) and the Municipality of Anchorage (-231).

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough gained the most people over the same period (2,069), followed by the Kenai Peninsula Borough (399).

Among the state’s six economic regions, Anchorage/Mat-Su gained the most people (1,838) and Interior lost the most (-1,873). The Gulf Coast gained 137, while Southeast (-30), Southwest (-45) and Northern (-88) each had small losses. Net migration accounted for all of the regionwide losses while natural increase—births minus deaths—produced steady growth.

The most current population data for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough reports a population of 13,825 for 2014.

The most current data for the Southeast Alaska Economic Region reports a population of 74,280 for 2014.

Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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