Alaska, northwest of Canada, is the largest and most sparsely populated U.S. state. It's known for its diverse terrain of open spaces, mountains and forests, with abundant wildlife and many small towns. It’s a destination for outdoor activities like skiing, mountain biking and kayaking. Massive Denali National Park is home to Denali (formerly called Mount McKinley), North America’s highest peak.
The state of Alaska has a population of 694,892, and is formerly abbreviated as AK. Alaska has 247,663 households in the state, with an average of 2.71 people living in each of them. Of the 694,892 people living in Alaska, 51.86% are male, 48.14% are female, 56.95% are married and 43.05% are single. 54.25% of existing homes are owned by inhabitants, with a median home cost of $202,750 in the state.
Air quality in Alaska is rated at 67.3/100, and water quality at 63/100. There are 221.4 physicians in Alaska per 100,000 of the population. Unemployment rates average 8.30% in the state and the sales tax rate is 2.00%.
Average income per household in Alaska is $65,242. 7.58% of households have income levels less than $15,000 per year. 20.19% of households have income levels between $50,000 and $75,000 annually, and 0.46% earn more than $500,000 per year.