Migration Profile for Alaska, 2006-07

October 13, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2007 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Alaska in 2006 to move to another state in 2007 and vice versa.

Alaska People Moving into Alaska People Moving out of Alaska Net # People Moving into Alaska from 2006 to 2007 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 36,367 63,013 -26,646 0.58
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 6,848 14,915 -8,067 0.46
Aged 18-19 1,327 2,375 -1,048 0.56
Aged 20-24 9,182 11,197 -2,015 0.82
Aged 25-34 8,805 15,593 -6,788 0.56
Aged 35-44 4,498 9,652 -5,154 0.47
Aged 45-54 2,575 4,457 -1,882 0.58
Aged 55-64 1,958 2,452 -494 0.80
Aged 65+ 1,174 2,372 -1,198 0.49
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 12,240 23,095 -10,855 0.53
Married 13,876 20,220 -6,344 0.69
Divorced 3,108 3,793 -685 0.82
Separated 442 1,266 -824 0.35
Widowed 405 1,521 -1,116 0.27
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 1,614 2,347 -733 0.69
High School Graduate 4,196 10,890 -6,694 0.39
Some college or Associates degree 6,808 9,625 -2,817 0.71
Bachelor’s Degree 4,012 8,960 -4,948 0.45
Graduate or Professional Degree 2,380 2,704 -324 0.88
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 1,472 5,235 -3,763 0.28
$1-$9,999 5,918 10,639 -4,721 0.56
$10,000-$24,999 9,053 13,745 -4,692 0.66
$25,000-$49,999 6,683 12,714 -6,031 0.53
$50,000-$74,999 4,201 4,203 -2 1.00
$75,000+ 2,744 3,359 -615 0.82
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 3,127 12,483 -9,356 0.25
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 4,255 5,738 -1,483 0.74
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 25,363 41,925 -16,562 0.60

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Alaska” refers to those people living in Alaska in 2007 but another state in 2006

“People moving out of Alaska” refers to those people living in Alaska in 2006 but another state in 2007

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 0.58 means that very every 100 people leaving Alaska for another state, 58 people are moving to Alaska from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2007 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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