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Alaskan's Income Down in 2009


Alaska Selected Economic Characteristics: 2009  More information about this table...
Data Set: 2009 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
Survey: American Community Survey Social - Education, Marital Status, Relationships, Fertility, Grandparents...
Economic - Income, Employment, Occupation, Commuting to Work...
Housing - Occupancy and Structure, Housing Value and Costs, Utilities...
Demographic - Sex and Age, Race, Hispanic Origin, Housing Units...

NOTE. Although the American Community Survey (ACS) produces population, demographic and housing unit estimates, it is the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program that produces and disseminates the official estimates of the population for the nation, states, counties, cities and towns and estimates of housing units for states and counties.

For more information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see Survey Methodology.

An * indicates that the estimate is significantly different (at a 90% confidence level) than the estimate from the most current year. A 'c' indicates the estimates for that year and the current year are both controlled; a statistical test is not appropriate.

Selected Economic Characteristics

2009
Estimate


2008
Estimate


2009 - 2008
Statistical
Significance



2007
Estimate


2009 - 2007
Statistical
Significance



2006
Estimate


2009 - 2006
Statistical
Significance



EMPLOYMENT STATUS

Population 16 years and over

536,007

526,466

*

526,901

*

512,833

*

In labor force

71.4%

73.4%

*

71.8%



71.8%



Civilian labor force

68.7%

69.7%



68.6%



69.5%



Employed

62.2%

64.2%

*

62.6%



62.9%



Unemployed

6.5%

5.5%

*

6.0%



6.6%



Armed Forces

2.7%

3.8%

*

3.3%

*

2.3%



Not in labor force

28.6%

26.6%

*

28.2%



28.2%





Civilian labor force

368,338

366,801



361,323



356,243

*

Percent Unemployed

9.5%

7.8%

*

8.8%



9.4%





Females 16 years and over

259,309

251,040

*

251,590

*

249,777

*

In labor force

66.7%

68.4%



66.3%



66.7%



Civilian labor force

65.7%

67.4%



65.6%



66.2%



Employed

60.8%

62.8%

*

59.9%



60.9%





Own children under 6 years

61,489

58,485

*

59,553



54,618

*

All parents in family in labor force

57.8%

64.1%

*

60.5%



58.2%





Own children 6 to 17 years

113,145

112,228



110,054



113,985



All parents in family in labor force

69.0%

69.6%



71.8%



69.0%





COMMUTING TO WORK

Workers 16 years and over

334,556

340,050



329,649



317,371

*

Car, truck, or van -- drove alone

68.2%

66.3%



66.2%



67.7%



Car, truck, or van -- carpooled

13.3%

14.2%



13.4%



12.7%



Public transportation (excluding taxicab)

1.4%

1.7%



1.4%



1.1%



Walked

8.0%

7.2%



8.4%



9.1%

*

Other means

4.5%

4.6%



4.6%



4.3%



Worked at home

4.6%

6.0%

*

5.9%

*

5.1%





Mean travel time to work (minutes)

17.7

18.4



18.0



17.7





OCCUPATION

Civilian employed population 16 years and over

333,464

338,108



329,656



322,618

*

Management, professional, and related occupations

34.2%

34.2%



34.3%



35.0%



Service occupations

18.1%

15.9%

*

18.1%



17.2%



Sales and office occupations

24.3%

25.2%



23.3%



23.9%



Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

0.8%

1.1%



1.3%

*

1.5%

*

Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations

12.0%

12.8%



12.0%



11.7%



Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

10.5%

10.7%



10.9%



10.8%





INDUSTRY

Civilian employed population 16 years and over

333,464

338,108



329,656



322,618

*

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining

4.7%

5.3%



4.9%



4.8%



Construction

8.0%

9.2%



8.7%



9.0%



Manufacturing

3.9%

4.4%



4.3%



3.9%



Wholesale trade

2.1%

2.6%



2.0%



2.2%



Retail trade

11.8%

11.9%



10.4%

*

11.4%



Transportation and warehousing, and utilities

8.2%

7.6%



8.1%



8.3%



Information

2.5%

2.1%



1.9%



2.3%



Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing

4.3%

4.9%



4.8%



4.5%



Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services

8.9%

8.4%



8.5%



8.2%



Educational services, and health care and social assistance

23.0%

21.2%

*

22.2%



21.9%



Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services

8.6%

7.5%



8.7%



8.1%



Other services, except public administration

4.3%

4.6%



5.5%

*

4.5%



Public administration

9.8%

10.3%



10.1%



11.1%

*



CLASS OF WORKER

Civilian employed population 16 years and over

333,464

338,108



329,656



322,618

*

Private wage and salary workers

68.2%

68.2%



67.1%



66.6%



Government workers

24.5%

24.5%



24.4%



25.9%



Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers

7.0%

7.0%



8.0%



7.3%



Unpaid family workers

0.3%

0.3%



0.4%



0.3%





INCOME AND BENEFITS (IN 2009 INFLATION-ADJUSTED DOLLARS)

Total households

236,597

237,567



236,421



229,878

*

Less than $10,000

4.1%

3.5%



4.2%



4.4%



$10,000 to $14,999

3.2%

2.9%



4.2%

*

5.0%

*

$15,000 to $24,999

7.3%

7.4%



7.3%



7.8%



$25,000 to $34,999

8.4%

9.3%



8.2%



9.0%



$35,000 to $49,999

13.3%

13.3%



12.1%



13.4%



$50,000 to $74,999

19.2%

18.8%



20.5%



19.4%



$75,000 to $99,999

16.2%

15.8%



15.1%



15.2%



$100,000 to $149,999

17.5%

18.7%



17.9%



15.8%

*

$150,000 to $199,999

6.0%

6.1%



6.4%



6.1%



$200,000 or more

4.7%

4.3%



4.1%



4.0%



Median household income (dollars)

66,953

67,413



66,642



63,304

*

Mean household income (dollars)

81,471

82,874



81,481



78,041

*



With earnings

88.5%

90.1%

*

88.3%



88.4%



Mean earnings (dollars)

74,944

76,262



77,694



73,637



With Social Security

18.7%

17.2%

*

17.2%

*

16.1%

*

Mean Social Security income (dollars)

14,152

14,244



14,209



13,974



With retirement income

19.0%

16.3%

*

17.0%

*

16.3%

*

Mean retirement income (dollars)

25,825

25,756



27,607



25,197





With Supplemental Security Income

2.9%

2.8%



3.2%



2.7%



Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)

6,971

7,469



7,144



7,660



With cash public assistance income

6.3%

6.3%



6.1%



6.3%



Mean cash public assistance income (dollars)

4,008

3,603



4,181



4,396



With Food Stamp/SNAP benefits in the past 12 months

10.0%

7.9%

*

7.4%

*

8.3%

*



Families

159,940

158,077



162,345



157,939



Less than $10,000

2.9%

2.5%



2.7%



3.0%



$10,000 to $14,999

1.7%

1.6%



2.6%

*

3.4%

*

$15,000 to $24,999

5.0%

5.4%



5.3%



5.6%



$25,000 to $34,999

7.1%

8.2%



7.1%



7.6%



$35,000 to $49,999

11.9%

10.7%



10.8%



11.7%



$50,000 to $74,999

18.4%

19.1%



21.3%

*

19.4%



$75,000 to $99,999

19.0%

17.2%



15.5%

*

17.2%



$100,000 to $149,999

20.5%

22.2%



21.8%



19.3%



$150,000 to $199,999

7.7%

7.8%



7.7%



7.6%



$200,000 or more

5.8%

5.3%



5.2%



5.1%



Median family income (dollars)

79,934

78,531



75,374

*

73,988

*

Mean family income (dollars)

92,333

92,974



91,577



88,423

*



Per capita income (dollars)

29,504

30,917

*

29,887



28,637





Nonfamily households

76,657

79,490



74,076



71,939



Median nonfamily income (dollars)

43,789

44,266



42,554



40,293



Mean nonfamily income (dollars)

53,155

57,465

*

53,635



50,748





Median earnings for workers (dollars)

30,878

31,771



31,439



30,976



Median earnings for male full-time, year-round workers (dollars)

51,019

51,658



52,938

*

51,729



Median earnings for female full-time, year-round workers (dollars)

39,017

37,563



39,418



38,961





HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE

Civilian noninstitutionalized population

678,081

658,508

*

(X)



(X)



With health insurance coverage

78.9%

80.9%

*

(X)



(X)



With private health insurance coverage

64.5%

67.8%

*

(X)



(X)



With public health coverage

22.8%

22.0%



(X)



(X)



No health insurance coverage

21.1%

19.1%

*

(X)



(X)



Civilian noninstitutionalized population under 18 years

183,261

180,954

*

(X)



(X)



No health insurance coverage

13.6%

11.6%



(X)



(X)





PERCENTAGE OF FAMILIES AND PEOPLE WHOSE INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS IS BELOW THE POVERTY LEVEL

All families

6.2%

5.6%



6.5%



8.2%

*

With related children under 18 years

10.6%

9.0%



10.2%



12.3%



With related children under 5 years only

11.9%

14.9%



17.0%



9.3%



Married couple families

2.2%

1.9%



2.3%



3.7%

*

With related children under 18 years

4.0%

2.9%



3.2%



5.0%



With related children under 5 years only

4.1%

2.4%



4.7%



1.8%



Families with female householder, no husband present

21.9%

19.1%



21.9%



25.0%



With related children under 18 years

28.8%

22.9%



27.0%



30.4%



With related children under 5 years only

35.6%

37.4%



44.1%



29.2%





All people

9.0%

8.2%



8.9%



10.9%

*

Under 18 years

12.8%

10.9%



11.5%



15.1%



Related children under 18 years

12.2%

10.2%



10.7%



14.7%



Related children under 5 years

15.8%

14.0%



15.4%



16.7%



Related children 5 to 17 years

10.7%

8.7%



8.9%



14.0%

*

18 years and over

7.7%

7.3%



8.0%



9.3%

*

18 to 64 years

8.2%

7.7%



8.3%



9.8%

*

65 years and over

3.2%

3.2%



5.4%

*

4.2%



People in families

6.8%

6.0%



6.7%



9.0%

*

Unrelated individuals 15 years and over

18.4%

16.7%



18.7%



19.3%



Selected Economic Characteristics

2009
Estimate


2008
Estimate


2009 - 2008
Statistical
Significance



2007
Estimate


2009 - 2007
Statistical
Significance



2006
Estimate


2009 - 2006
Statistical
Significance



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 American Community Survey

Data are based on a sample and are subject to sampling variability. The degree of uncertainty for an estimate arising from sampling variability is represented through the use of a margin of error. The value shown here is the 90 percent margin of error. The margin of error can be interpreted roughly as providing a 90 percent probability that the interval defined by the estimate minus the margin of error and the estimate plus the margin of error (the lower and upper confidence bounds) contains the true value. In addition to sampling variability, the ACS estimates are subject to nonsampling error (for a discussion of nonsampling variability, see Accuracy of the Data). The effect of nonsampling error is not represented in these tables.

Notes:
·Employment and unemployment estimates may vary from the official labor force data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics because of differences in survey design and data collection. For guidance on differences in employment and unemployment estimates from different sources go to Labor Force Guidance.
·Workers include members of the Armed Forces and civilians who were at work last week.
·The Census Bureau introduced an improved sequence of labor force questions in the 2008 ACS questionnaire. Accordingly, we recommend using caution when making labor force data comparisons from 2008 or later with data from prior years. For more information on these questions and their evaluation in the 2006 ACS Content Test, see the "Evaluation Report Covering Employment Status" at http://www.census.gov/acs/www/Downloads/methodology/content_test/P6a_Employment_Status.pdf, and the "Evaluation Report Covering Weeks Worked" at http://www.census.gov/acs/www/Downloads/methodology/content_test/P6b_Weeks_Worked_Final_Report.pdf. Additional information can also be found at http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/laborfor/laborforce.html.
·Occupation codes are 4-digit codes and are based on Standard Occupational Classification 2000.
·Industry codes are 4-digit codes and are based on the North American Industry Classification System 2007. The Industry categories adhere to the guidelines issued in Clarification Memorandum No. 2, "NAICS Alternate Aggregation Structure for Use By U.S. Statistical Agencies," issued by the Office of Management and Budget.
·Selected earnings and income data are not available for certain geographic areas due to problems with group quarters data collection and imputation. See the ACS User Notes for details.
·Logical coverage edits applying a rules-based assignment of Medicaid, Medicare and military health coverage were added in 2009 -- please see http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthins/publications/coverage_edits_final.pdf for more details. The corresponding 2008 data table in American FactFinder does not incorporate these edits and is therefore not comparable to this table. Select geographies of 2008 data comparable to the 2009 tables are accessible at http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthins/data/acs/2008/re-run.html.
·While the 2009 American Community Survey (ACS) data generally reflect the November 2008 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) definitions of metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas; in certain instances the names, codes, and boundaries of the principal cities shown in ACS tables may differ from the OMB definitions due to differences in the effective dates of the geographic entities.
·Estimates of urban and rural population, housing units, and characteristics reflect boundaries of urban areas defined based on Census 2000 data. Boundaries for urban areas have not been updated since Census 2000. As a result, data for urban and rural areas from the ACS do not necessarily reflect the results of ongoing urbanization.

Explanation of Symbols:
1. An '**' entry in the margin of error column indicates that either no sample observations or too few sample observations were available to compute a standard error and thus the margin of error. A statistical test is not appropriate.
2. An '-' entry in the estimate column indicates that either no sample observations or too few sample observations were available to compute an estimate, or a ratio of medians cannot be calculated because one or both of the median estimates falls in the lowest interval or upper interval of an open-ended distribution.
3. An '-' following a median estimate means the median falls in the lowest interval of an open-ended distribution.
4. An '+' following a median estimate means the median falls in the upper interval of an open-ended distribution.
5. An '***' entry in the margin of error column indicates that the median falls in the lowest interval or upper interval of an open-ended distribution. A statistical test is not appropriate.
6. An '*****' entry in the margin of error column indicates that the estimate is controlled. A statistical test for sampling variability is not appropriate.
7. An 'N' entry in the estimate and margin of error columns indicates that data for this geographic area cannot be displayed because the number of sample cases is too small.
8. An '(X)' means that the estimate is not applicable or not available.

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