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State Income Data - AK
 

Alaska

Income & Poverty
2019
2000
1990
Poverty

Note: Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing.

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%)

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.

56,929
Below 100% of the poverty level 9.7%
100-199% of the poverty level 17.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 72.6%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2019 36.3%
% change: 1990-2000 207.1%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 8.0%
With related children under age 18
11.8%
With related children under age 5
5.8%
Married-couple families 4.6%
With related children under age 18
6.5%
With related children under age 5
3.4%
Families with female householder, no husband present 17.0%
With related children under age 18
25.5%
With related children under age 5
15.4%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 32,554
Below 100% of the poverty level
6.5%
100-199% of the poverty level
16.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
77.1%
Noncitizens 24,375
Below 100% of the poverty level
13.9%
100-199% of the poverty level
19.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
66.7%
Foreign Born Living in Poverty by Region of Birth

Note: The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

 
Born in Africa N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Asia N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Europe N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Oceania N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 662,447
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.8%
100-199% of the poverty level 14.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 74.7%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 38.2%
% change: 1990-2000 27.4%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 7.3%
With related children under age 18
11.4%
With related children under age 5
12.2%
Married-couple families 3.2%
With related children under age 18
4.4%
With related children under age 5
3.3%
Families with female householder, no husband present 22.6%
With related children under age 18
29.8%
With related children under age 5
34.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 37,861
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.7%
100-199% of the poverty level 20.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 69.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 575,359
Below 100% of the poverty level 9.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 16.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 74.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 20,935
Below 100% of the poverty level 6.3%
100-199% of the poverty level 13.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 80.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 508,172
Below 100% of the poverty level 8.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 14.8%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 77.3%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Population (age 5 and older)
 
 
Poverty by Language Spoken at Home Number
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 664,031
Below 100% of the poverty level 63,391
Speaks only English
555,880
Below 100% of the poverty level 49,749
Speaks Spanish
26,025
Below 100% of the poverty level 2,193
Speaks other Indo-European languages
11,152
Below 100% of the poverty level 770
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
37,851
Below 100% of the poverty level 3,658
Speaks other languages
33,123
Below 100% of the poverty level 7,021
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 9.5%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 8.9%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 8.4%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 6.9%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 9.7%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 21.2%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 25,421
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.0%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 2.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 16.1%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 18.0%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 20.7%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 19.5%
Earned $75,000 or more 21.4%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 16,017
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.6%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
1.8%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
11.6%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
15.8%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
22.8%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
21.5%
Earned $75,000 or more
24.9%
Noncitizens (%) 9,404
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.7%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
2.9%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
23.8%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
21.8%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
17.2%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
16.1%
Earned $75,000 or more
15.5%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $47,790
Female $38,088
Median Earnings of Foreign-Born Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by U.S. Citizenship Status and Gender  
Naturalized citizens  
Male
$52,582
Female
$41,958
Noncitizens  
Male
$38,105
Female
$31,387
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 221,180
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.5%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 1.8%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 8.2%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 12.2%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 17.8%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 25.5%
Earned $75,000 or more 32.9%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $62,028
Female $51,477
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $72,217
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $75,438
Noncitizens $62,875
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $78,196
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS. 3) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Home Ownership Rate 57.4%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 64.9%
Noncitizens 39.2%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 64.9%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with private health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.

Foreign Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 56,824
With health insurance 85.0%
With private health insurance
63.5%
With public coverage
31.1%
No health insurance coverage 15.0%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 35,726
With health insurance 88.6%
With private health insurance
65.9%
With public coverage
35.8%
No health insurance coverage 11.4%
Noncitizens (%) 21,098
With health insurance 79.0%
With private health insurance
59.5%
With public coverage
23.2%
No health insurance coverage 21.0%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 648,948
With health insurance 88.0%
With private health insurance
64.9%
With public coverage
35.6%
No health insurance coverage 12.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2019 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas and Matthew Sobek. IPUMS USA: Version 10.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2020. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V10.0.

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing. 
  • The term “home ownership rate” refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Poverty,” “Earnings,” “Median Household Income,” and “Home Ownership Rate”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.
  • In the “% Families in Poverty by Family Type” section, “related children” refer to “related children of the householder.”
  • “Health Insurance Coverage”: Private coverage includes employer- or union-provided insurance, insurance purchased directly, and TRICARE (the health program of the U.S. military) or other military health care. Public coverage includes Medicare, Medicaid, or another governmental medical assistance program, and Veterans Administration health care. Individuals can be covered by more than one type of insurance, and they can be covered by both private and public insurers. Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with private health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.