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About Alaska


Alaska is the largest state by area, with a population of 737,438 (U.S. Census Bureau, July 1, 2019). Once a Russian colony, Alaska became part of the United States in 1867, when the U.S. government purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million.

Alaska's economy has a GDP of $54 billion (Bureau of Economic Analysis, July 1, 2018). Some of the main economic drivers are the oil, tourism, and fishing industries. Many of the leading Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters in Alaska, including Fort Wainwright Federal Credit Union Bristol Bay Native, and Chugach Alaska, to name a few.

The most recognized cities in Alaska are Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau.

Anchorage is located in south-central Alaska and has a population of 298,225. Anchorage is home to Chugach State Park and Portage Glacier. Over the last ten years, Anchorage's housing market has appreciated by 17.39%. When compared to the rest of the nation, Anchorage's housing prices are slightly higher, with the median home price of $334,300 and a median rent of $1,026.

Fairbanks resides in east-central Alaska and has a population of 31,853. Fairbanks is home to the Museum of the North and Pioneer Park. Over the last ten years, Fairbanks' housing market has appreciated by 1.50% annually. When compared to the rest of the country, Fairbanks' housing prices are significantly higher, with the median home price of $246,700 and a median rent of $1,111.

Juneau is the capital city of Alaska and has a population of 32,434. Juneau is home to Mendenhall Glacier and Tongass National Forest. Over the last ten years, Juneau's housing market has appreciated by 23.20%. When compared to the rest of the nation, Juneau's housing prices are significantly lower, with the median home price of $390,100 and a median rent of $1,312.

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