Alaska: Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Area, 656,424 sq mi (1,700,135 sq km), including 86,051 sq mi (222,871 sq km) of water surface. Pop. (2020) 733,391, a 3% increase since the 2010 census. As of the 2020 census, the state's population was: White alone, 65.3%; Black alone, 3.7%; Hispanic or Latino, 7.3; American Indian and Alaska native alone, 15.6%; Asian alone, 6.5%; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, 1.4%; Two or More Races, 7.5%. Capital, Juneau. Largest city, Anchorage. Statehood, Jan. 3, 1959 (49th state). Highest pt., Denali (Mt. McKinley), 20,310 ft (6,190 m); lowest pt., sea level. Motto, North to the Future. State bird, willow ptarmigan. State flower, alpine forget-me-not. State tree, Sitka spruce. Abbr., AK

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