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The population of Alaska went from 627,499 to 731,449 from 2000 to 2012 for a total growth of 103,950. The population of the United States for that same time period went from 282,171,957 to 313,914,040 for a total population growth of 31,742,083. Alaska had a total percentage growth for those 12 years of 16.6 percent which was faster than the overall United States total percentage growth which was 11.2 over those same years. The trends of growth for both the United States and Alaska can be seen on the graph below. The graph which is logarithmic indicates that althaugh the growth was faster for Alaska than the United States the trends were similar.
Population of Alaska and the United States Annually from 2000 to 2012
Territory
7/1/2012
7/1/2011
7/1/2010
7/1/2009
7/1/2008
7/1/2007
7/1/2006
7/1/2005
7/1/2004
7/1/2003
7/1/2002
7/1/2001
7/1/2000
United States
313,914,040
311,591,917
309,330,219
307,006,550
304,374,846
301,579,895
298,593,212
295,753,151
293,045,739
290,326,418
287,803,914
285,081,556
282,171,957
Alaska
731,449
722,718
714,146
698,473
688,125
682,297
677,325
669,488
661,569
650,884
642,691
633,316
627,499

Annual Estimates and data of the Resident Population for the United States and States: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (NST-EST2009-01)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Release Date: December 2009
Annual Estimates of the Population for the United States and States: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011 (NST-EST2011-01)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Release Date: December 2011

Graph of Alaska's population growth trend.

Population Density Map of Alaska by Square Mile

Darker orange color indicates areas of higher population density.
Map shows a higher population density close to the city of Anchorage.

Map of Alaska by population density per square mile.

The race percentages for Alaska have changed some from 2000 to 2012. The percentage of the population of white only has decreased from 67.9 to 63.8. The percent of the black only population has only slightly increased from 3.4 to 4.3. The percent of population of hispanics/mixed has increased from 4.1% to 6.4% and other/mixed races have increased from 24.6% to 25.4%.

Population by Race for Alaska
Race
July 1, 2000
% of Total
July 1, 2012
% of Total
White Only
426,371
67.9
503,250
63.8
Black Only
21,214
3.4
34,055
4.3
Hispanic* / Mixed
25,963
4.1
50,422
6.4
Other / Mixed Non-Hispanic
154,415
24.6
200,532
25.4
Total Races with Hispanic*
627,963
788,259

*Hispanics are technically not considered a race but rather an ethnicity.
**Note the slight difference of the population used in race chart from population chart above. Totals were taken from U.S. Census bureau and they had the discrepancy.

 

References:

Population Estimates, 2013, United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/popest/data/historical/2010s/index.html

List of U.S. states and territories by population, 2013, Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_population

U.S. Population Density, ArcGis, http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=302d4e6025ef41fa8d3525b7fc31963a

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