Migration Profile for Alaska, 2007-08

October 13, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Alaska in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

Alaska People Moving into Alaska People Moving out of Alaska Net # People Moving into Alaska from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 40,207 85,376 -45,169 0.47
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 8,204 19,913 -11,709 0.41
Aged 18-19 2,429 3,687 -1,258 0.66
Aged 20-24 8,581 11,546 -2,965 0.74
Aged 25-34 8,644 22,541 -13,897 0.38
Aged 35-44 5,656 11,222 -5,566 0.50
Aged 45-54 3,756 8,423 -4,667 0.45
Aged 55-64 1,464 4,811 -3,347 0.30
Aged 65+ 1,473 3,233 -1,760 0.46
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 13,341 29,843 -16,502 0.45
Married 14,878 22,981 -8,103 0.65
Divorced 3,596 10,207 -6,611 0.35
Separated 495 2,754 -2,259 0.18
Widowed 841 2,249 -1,408 0.37
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 2,190 8,033 -5,843 0.27
High School Graduate 4,224 14,549 -10,325 0.29
Some college or Associates degree 6,599 14,607 -8,008 0.45
Bachelor’s Degree 4,039 8,960 -4,921 0.45
Graduate or Professional Degree 3,941 4,081 -140 0.97
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 2,624 7,346 -4,722 0.36
$1-$9,999 7,803 13,150 -5,347 0.59
$10,000-$24,999 8,902 17,803 -8,901 0.50
$25,000-$49,999 8,430 19,801 -11,371 0.43
$50,000-$74,999 2,911 5,307 -2,396 0.55
$75,000+ 2,481 4,627 -2,146 0.54
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 3,572 16,690 -13,118 0.21
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 3,257 9,296 -6,039 0.35
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 30,109 56,881 -26,772 0.53

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Alaska” refers to those people living in Alaska in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of Alaska” refers to those people living in Alaska in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 0.47 means that very every 100 people leaving Alaska for another state, 47 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: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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