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Census Bureau 2009 Alaska Community Survey

Alaska S0201.
Population Group: Total population
Data Set: 2009 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
Survey: American Community Survey
NOTE. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see Survey Methodology.
Subject

Total population


Margin of Error


TOTAL NUMBER OF RACES REPORTED

Total population

698,473

*****

One race

92.6%

+/-0.5

Two races

7.0%

+/-0.5

Three races

0.4%

+/-0.2

Four or more races

0.0%

+/-0.1



SEX AND AGE

Total population

698,473

*****

Male

51.6%

+/-0.2

Female

48.4%

+/-0.2



Under 5 years

7.8%

+/-0.2

5 to 17 years

18.4%

+/-0.2

18 to 24 years

12.0%

+/-0.4

25 to 34 years

14.6%

+/-0.4

35 to 44 years

13.1%

+/-0.3

45 to 54 years

15.3%

+/-0.3

55 to 64 years

11.3%

+/-0.2

65 to 74 years

4.6%

+/-0.2

75 years and over

2.8%

+/-0.1



Median age (years)

32.6

+/-0.3



18 years and over

73.7%

+/-0.1

21 years and over

68.2%

+/-0.4

62 years and over

9.6%

+/-0.3

65 years and over

7.4%

+/-0.2



Under 18 years

183,512

+/-957

Male

51.2%

+/-0.7

Female

48.8%

+/-0.7



18 years and over

514,961

+/-957

Male

51.8%

+/-0.2

Female

48.2%

+/-0.2



18 to 34 years

185,572

+/-2,415

Male

54.1%

+/-0.6

Female

45.9%

+/-0.6



35 to 64 years

277,446

+/-2,843

Male

51.1%

+/-0.5

Female

48.9%

+/-0.5



65 years and over

51,943

+/-1,368

Male

47.4%

+/-1.1

Female

52.6%

+/-1.1



RELATIONSHIP

Population in households

677,036

*****

Householder or spouse

52.6%

+/-0.7

Child

33.0%

+/-0.7

Other relatives

6.8%

+/-0.6

Nonrelatives

7.5%

+/-0.7

Unmarried partner

2.6%

+/-0.3



HOUSEHOLDS BY TYPE

Households

236,597

+/-2,353

Family households

67.6%

+/-1.3

With own children under 18 years

33.8%

+/-1.4

Married-couple family

50.4%

+/-1.3

With own children under 18 years

23.3%

+/-1.2

Female householder, no husband present, family

11.4%

+/-1.0

With own children under 18 years

7.5%

+/-0.8

Nonfamily households

32.4%

+/-1.3

Male householder

17.3%

+/-1.1

Living alone

13.1%

+/-1.0

Not living alone

4.2%

+/-0.7

Female householder

15.1%

+/-1.0

Living alone

12.1%

+/-0.9

Not living alone

2.9%

+/-0.6



Average household size

2.86

+/-0.03

Average family size

3.43

+/-0.06



MARITAL STATUS

Population 15 years and over

546,524

+/-1,350

Now married, except separated

48.4%

+/-1.2

Widowed

3.6%

+/-0.3

Divorced

11.7%

+/-0.9

Separated

2.1%

+/-0.3

Never married

34.1%

+/-1.0



Male 15 years and over

282,361

+/-1,415

Now married, except separated

47.5%

+/-1.5

Widowed

1.6%

+/-0.3

Divorced

10.2%

+/-0.9

Separated

1.9%

+/-0.4

Never married

38.8%

+/-1.4



Female 15 years and over

264,163

+/-1,242

Now married, except separated

49.5%

+/-1.5

Widowed

5.8%

+/-0.6

Divorced

13.4%

+/-1.3

Separated

2.4%

+/-0.5

Never married

29.1%

+/-1.2



SCHOOL ENROLLMENT

Population 3 years and over enrolled in school

193,502

+/-4,723

Nursery school, preschool

4.5%

+/-0.7

Kindergarten

4.4%

+/-0.8

Elementary school (grades 1-8)

40.9%

+/-1.5

High school (grades 9-12)

23.8%

+/-1.2

College or graduate school

26.3%

+/-1.6



Male 3 years and over enrolled in school

96,373

+/-3,276

Percent enrolled in kindergarten to grade 12

71.2%

+/-2.5

Percent enrolled in college or graduate school

24.1%

+/-2.5

Female 3 years and over enrolled in school

97,129

+/-3,047

Percent enrolled in kindergarten to grade 12

67.0%

+/-1.8

Percent enrolled in college or graduate school

28.5%

+/-1.8



EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Population 25 years and over

431,178

+/-2,628

Less than high school diploma

8.6%

+/-0.6

High school graduate (includes equivalency)

27.7%

+/-1.1

Some college or associate's degree

37.1%

+/-1.1

Bachelor's degree

17.6%

+/-0.9

Graduate or professional degree

9.0%

+/-0.8



High school graduate or higher

91.4%

+/-0.6

Male, high school graduate or higher

91.3%

+/-0.8

Female, high school graduate or higher

91.5%

+/-1.0

Bachelor's degree or higher

26.6%

+/-1.3

Male, bachelor's degree or higher

24.5%

+/-1.4

Female, bachelor's degree or higher

28.8%

+/-1.8



FERTILITY

Women 15 to 50 years

178,638

+/-1,725

Women 15 to 50 years who had a birth in the past 12 months

13,598

+/-1,882

Unmarried women 15 to 50 years who had a birth in the past 12 months

5,214

+/-1,025

As a percent of all women with a birth in the past 12 months

38.3%

+/-6.0



RESPONSIBILITY FOR GRANDCHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS

Population 30 years and over

374,642

+/-1,736

Living with grandchild(ren)

4.3%

+/-0.6

Responsible for grandchild(ren)

47.0%

+/-7.6



VETERAN STATUS

Civilian population 18 years and over

500,570

+/-2,630

Civilian veteran

14.1%

+/-0.7



DISABILITY STATUS

Total civilian noninstitutionalized population

678,081

+/-2,615

With a disability

11.6%

+/-0.8



Civilian noninstitutionalized population under 18 years

183,261

+/-972

With a disability

3.8%

+/-0.6



Civilian noninstitutionalized population 18 to 64 years

443,727

+/-3,011

With a disability

11.0%

+/-1.1



Civilian noninstitutionalized population 65 years and older

51,093

+/-1,407

With a disability

45.4%

+/-3.4



RESIDENCE 1 YEAR AGO

Population 1 year and over

686,081

+/-1,526

Same house

77.7%

+/-1.3

Different house in the U.S.

21.5%

+/-1.3

Same county

12.8%

+/-1.1

Different county

8.7%

+/-0.9

Same state

2.8%

+/-0.4

Different state

5.9%

+/-0.8

Abroad

0.8%

+/-0.3



PLACE OF BIRTH, CITIZENSHIP STATUS AND YEAR OF ENTRY

Native

649,624

+/-3,412

Male

51.9%

+/-0.3

Female

48.1%

+/-0.3



Foreign born

48,849

+/-3,412

Male

48.8%

+/-3.0

Female

51.2%

+/-3.0



Foreign born; naturalized U.S. citizen

25,765

+/-2,628

Male

42.3%

+/-3.9

Female

57.7%

+/-3.9



Foreign born; not a U.S. citizen

23,084

+/-3,410

Male

56.0%

+/-5.2

Female

44.0%

+/-5.2



Population born outside the United States

48,849

+/-3,412

Entered 2000 or later

35.7%

+/-5.5

Entered 1990 to 1999

24.9%

+/-3.3

Entered before 1990

39.3%

+/-4.8



WORLD REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN

Foreign-born population excluding population born at sea

48,849

+/-3,412

Europe

13.3%

+/-2.3

Asia

51.6%

+/-3.7

Africa

3.4%

+/-2.0

Oceania

2.6%

+/-1.2

Latin America

23.7%

+/-3.9

Northern America

5.4%

+/-1.4



LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME AND ABILITY TO SPEAK ENGLISH

Population 5 years and over

643,692

+/-1,295

English only

83.6%

+/-0.8

Language other than English

16.4%

+/-0.8

Speak English less than "very well"

6.0%

+/-0.5



EMPLOYMENT STATUS

Population 16 years and over

536,007

+/-1,704

In labor force

71.4%

+/-1.0

Civilian labor force

68.7%

+/-1.0

Employed

62.2%

+/-1.1

Unemployed

6.5%

+/-0.5

Percent of civilian labor force

9.5%

+/-0.8

Armed Forces

2.7%

+/-0.5

Not in labor force

28.6%

+/-1.0



Females 16 years and over

259,309

+/-1,428

In labor force

66.7%

+/-1.5

Civilian labor force

65.7%

+/-1.3

Employed

60.8%

+/-1.4

Unemployed

4.9%

+/-0.7

Percent of civilian labor force

7.4%

+/-1.1



COMMUTING TO WORK

Workers 16 years and over

334,556

+/-6,259

Car, truck, or van - drove alone

68.2%

+/-1.4

Car, truck, or van - carpooled

13.3%

+/-1.0

Public transportation (excluding taxicab)

1.4%

+/-0.4

Walked

8.0%

+/-0.6

Other means

4.5%

+/-0.5

Worked at home

4.6%

+/-0.7

Mean travel time to work (minutes)

17.7

+/-0.5



OCCUPATION

Civilian employed population 16 years and over

333,464

+/-5,937

Management, professional, and related occupations

34.2%

+/-1.4

Service occupations

18.1%

+/-1.2

Sales and office occupations

24.3%

+/-1.4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

0.8%

+/-0.2

Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations

12.0%

+/-1.0

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

10.5%

+/-1.0



Male civilian employed population 16 years and over

175,692

+/-4,063

Management, professional, and related occupations

29.6%

+/-1.7

Service occupations

15.2%

+/-1.2

Sales and office occupations

15.3%

+/-1.7

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

1.3%

+/-0.3

Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations

21.2%

+/-1.7

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

17.3%

+/-1.7



Female civilian employed population 16 years and over

157,772

+/-3,628

Management, professional, and related occupations

39.4%

+/-2.2

Service occupations

21.5%

+/-2.0

Sales and office occupations

34.3%

+/-2.1

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

0.2%

+/-0.2

Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations

1.6%

+/-0.6

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

3.0%

+/-0.7



INDUSTRY

Civilian employed population 16 years and over

333,464

+/-5,937

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining

4.7%

+/-0.6

Construction

8.0%

+/-0.9

Manufacturing

3.9%

+/-0.7

Wholesale trade

2.1%

+/-0.5

Retail trade

11.8%

+/-0.9

Transportation and warehousing, and utilities

8.2%

+/-0.9

Information

2.5%

+/-0.5

Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing

4.3%

+/-0.7

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

8.9%

+/-0.8

Educational services, and health care and social assistance

23.0%

+/-1.0

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

8.6%

+/-1.0

Other services (except public administration)

4.3%

+/-0.7

Public administration

9.8%

+/-0.8



CLASS OF WORKER

Civilian employed population 16 years and over

333,464

+/-5,937

Private wage and salary workers

68.2%

+/-1.3

Government workers

24.5%

+/-1.1

Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business

7.0%

+/-0.7

Unpaid family workers

0.3%

+/-0.2



INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS (IN 2009 INFLATION-ADJUSTED DOLLARS)

Households

236,597

+/-2,353

Median household income (dollars)

66,953

+/-2,331



With earnings

88.5%

+/-0.9

Mean earnings (dollars)

74,944

+/-2,329

With Social Security income

18.7%

+/-0.8

Mean Social Security income (dollars)

14,152

+/-452

With Supplemental Security Income

2.9%

+/-0.5

Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)

6,971

+/-868

With cash public assistance income

6.3%

+/-0.9

Mean cash public assistance income (dollars)

4,008

+/-500

With retirement income

19.0%

+/-1.1

Mean retirement income (dollars)

25,825

+/-1,382

With Food Stamp/SNAP benefits

10.0%

+/-1.0



Families

159,940

+/-3,646

Median family income (dollars)

79,934

+/-2,485

Married-couple family

74.5%

+/-1.6

Median income (dollars)

89,949

+/-2,104

Male householder, no spouse present, family

8.6%

+/-1.1

Median income (dollars)

49,883

+/-9,070

Female householder, no husband present, family

16.9%

+/-1.4

Median income (dollars)

36,943

+/-3,755



Individuals

698,473

*****

Per capita income (dollars)

29,504

+/-801



With earnings for full-time, year-round workers:

Male

125,938

+/-3,660

Female

92,708

+/-3,900

Mean earnings (dollars) for full-time, year-round workers:

Male

64,177

+/-3,256

Female

45,218

+/-1,471

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

Male

51,019

+/-1,369

Female

39,017

+/-1,013



HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE

Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population

678,081

+/-2,615

With private health insurance coverage

64.5%

+/-1.2

With public health coverage

22.8%

+/-1.1

No health insurance coverage

21.1%

+/-1.1



POVERTY RATES FOR FAMILIES AND PEOPLE FOR WHOM POVERTY STATUS IS DETERMINED

All families

6.2%

+/-0.8

With related children under 18 years

10.6%

+/-1.4

With related children under 5 years only

11.9%

+/-3.9

Married-couple family

2.2%

+/-0.6

With related children under 18 years

4.0%

+/-1.0

With related children under 5 years only

4.1%

+/-2.5

Female householder, no husband present, family

21.9%

+/-4.0

With related children under 18 years

28.8%

+/-4.9

With related children under 5 years only

35.6%

+/-11.8



All people

9.0%

+/-0.8

Under 18 years

12.8%

+/-1.8

Related children under 18 years

12.2%

+/-1.8

Related children under 5 years

15.8%

+/-3.0

Related children 5 to 17 years

10.7%

+/-1.9

18 years and over

7.7%

+/-0.6

18 to 64 years

8.2%

+/-0.7

65 years and over

3.2%

+/-1.0

People in families

6.8%

+/-0.9

Unrelated individuals 15 years and over

18.4%

+/-1.9



HOUSING TENURE

Occupied housing units

236,597

+/-2,353

Owner-occupied housing units

65.2%

+/-1.4

Renter-occupied housing units

34.8%

+/-1.4



Average household size of owner-occupied unit

2.98

+/-0.06

Average household size of renter-occupied unit

2.64

+/-0.09



UNITS IN STRUCTURE

Occupied housing units

236,597

+/-2,353

1-unit, detached or attached

69.1%

+/-1.2

2 to 4 units

12.1%

+/-1.1

5 or more units

12.6%

+/-1.0

Mobile home, boat, RV, van, etc.

6.2%

+/-0.8



YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT

Occupied housing units

236,597

+/-2,353

Built 2000 or later

11.0%

+/-1.0

Built 1990 to 1999

12.9%

+/-1.0

Built 1980 to 1989

28.5%

+/-1.6

Built 1960 to 1979

36.4%

+/-1.5

Built 1940 to 1959

9.7%

+/-1.0

Built 1939 or earlier

1.5%

+/-0.3



VEHICLES AVAILABLE

Occupied housing units

236,597

+/-2,353

None

9.7%

+/-0.7

1 or more

90.3%

+/-0.7



HOUSE HEATING FUEL

Occupied housing units

236,597

+/-2,353

Gas

50.4%

+/-1.3

Electricity

9.5%

+/-0.9

All other fuels

40.0%

+/-1.2

No fuel used

0.1%

+/-0.1



SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS

Occupied housing units

236,597

+/-2,353

No telephone service available

1.9%

+/-0.4

1.01 or more occupants per room

5.8%

+/-0.6



SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS

Housing units with a mortgage (excluding units where SMOC cannot be computed)

104,447

+/-4,052

Less than 30 percent

67.1%

+/-2.3

30 percent or more

32.9%

+/-2.3



OWNER CHARACTERISTICS

Owner-occupied housing units

154,337

+/-3,768

Median value (dollars)

232,900

+/-3,781

Median selected monthly owner costs with a mortgage (dollars)

1,789

+/-34

Median selected monthly owner costs without a mortgage (dollars)

539

+/-19



GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS

Occupied units paying rent (excluding units where GRAPI cannot be computed)

73,546

+/-3,536

Less than 30 percent

59.1%

+/-3.5

30 percent or more

40.9%

+/-3.5



GROSS RENT

Occupied units paying rent

73,755

+/-3,559

Median gross rent (dollars)

1,007

+/-39

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:
·Data for the households, families, occupied housing units, owner-occupied housing units, and renter-occupied housing units lines refer to the specified race, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, or ancestry of the householder shown in the table. Data in the "Total population" column are shown regardless of the race, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, or ancestry of the person.
·The Census Bureau introduced a new set of disability questions in the 2008 ACS questionnaire. Accordingly, comparisons of disability data from 2008 or later with data from prior years are not recommended. For more information on these questions and their evaluation in the 2006 ACS Content Test, see the Evaluation Report Covering Disability.
·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.
·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.
·Caution should be used when comparing data for Telephone Service Availability between 2008 and 2009. A data collection error was identified for 2008 impacting the "no" category and underreporting those who did not have telephone service available. For more information please see Errata Note #53.
·Caution should be used when comparing data for Occupants per Room between 2008 and 2009. A data collection error was identified for 2008 impacting the "1 room" category. For more information please see Errata Note #54.
·See the Glossary for more information on the definition of the following population groups: Arab, Arab/Arabic, European, Subsaharan African, African, American, and All Other Hispanic or Latino.
·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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