Alaska

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State Highlights
  • Total Latino Population

    51,178

  • Median Age of Latinos

    25.2

  • Median Income of Latinos 16+

    $54,996

  • # of Latino Registered Voters

    12,000

  • Latinos Without Health Insurance

    26.2%

  • Latino Homeownership

    40.6%

  • Latinos as % of All Under 18

    9.0%

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From 2000 to 2014, the Latino population in Alaska increased by 93.3% and accounted for 22.3%of the state’s total population growth. 1

In 2014, Alaska’s Latino population totaled 50,178 and constituted 6.8% of the state’s total population. 2

Much of the Latino population is concentrated in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau. 3 The two boroughs with the largest Latino populations were Anchorage and Fairbanks. 4

In 2014, Alaska’s Latino citizen voting age population numbered 24,000. 5

Furthermore, Latino registered voters totaled 12,000 and constituted 4.8% of all registered voters in the state. 6

Approximately 66.7% of Latino registered voters cast ballots during the November 2014 elections. 7

2014

AK H1 stipulates that the time frame during which an Alaskan driver’s license is valid must match the date on which the individual’s stay in the country ends. For example, if the individual’s stay ends in one year, the license would be valid for a year. 8

7% of Latinos were citizens of the United States (82.2% were native born and 9.5% were naturalized). 9

8% of Latinos were foreign born. 10

4% of Latinos 5-years of age and older spoke Spanish. 11

Of Latino Spanish-speakers 5-years of age and older, 65.3% spoke English “very well”, 22.5% spoke English “well”, 9.3% spoke English “not well”, and 3.0% spoke English “not at all.” 12

The median age of Latinos was 25.2 years compared to 37.1 years for Whites. 13

9% of Latinos were under 18 years of age compared to 21.2% of Whites. 14

Latinos comprise 9.0% of all persons under the age of 18. 15

Of Latinos 25-years of age and older, 12.6% had less than a high school diploma (compared to 4.3% of Whites), 26.6% had a high school diploma, GED, or alternative credential (compared to 24.5% of Whites), 44.1% had some college or an Associate’s degree (compared to 38.2% of Whites), 11.1% had a Bachelor’s degree (compared to 21.2% of Whites), and 5.6% had a Graduate degree (compared to 11.8% of Whites). 16

Median household incomes totaled $54,996 for Latinos and $79,626 for Whites (in 2014 inflation-adjusted dollars). 17

2% of Latinos lacked health insurance compared to 11.9% of Whites. 18

6% of Latino households were owner occupied (compared to 66.7% of White households) and 59.4% were renter occupied (compared to 33.3% of White households). 19

0% of Latinos were unemployed compared to 5.1% of Whites. 20

The number of Latino-owned businesses grew 69.0% over a 10-year period, going from 1,241 in 2002 to 2,097 in 2012. 21 22

In 2012, receipts for Latino-owned businesses totaled $412.1 million representing an increase of 141.6% from 2007. 23 24

In 2012, Latino-owned businesses employed 2,569 people with an annual payroll of $105.3 million25

In 2015, the Latino purchasing power in Alaska totaled $1.8 billion. 26

From 2000 to 2014, Alaska’s immigrant population increased 47.1% growing from 37,170 in 2000 to 54,672 in 2014 (immigrant share of 7.4% in 2014). 27

In 2014, 36.6% of immigrants living in Alaska entered the U.S. before 1990, 22.0% entered between 1990 and 1999, 31.8% entered between 2000 and 2009, and 9.7% entered after 2010. 28

According to a U.S. Census Bureau 2014 estimate, 17.3% of immigrants living in Alaska were born in Latin America, 54.2% were born in Asia, 16.6% were born in Europe, 4.1% were born in Africa, and 7.7% were born in other regions. 29

0% of all immigrants in Alaska were naturalized U.S. citizens in 2014. 30

In 2012, 26.328 people (or 7.3% of all registered voters in Alaska) were newly naturalized citizens or U.S. born children of immigrants. 31

In 2014, foreign-born workers totaled 35,750 and made-up 8.7% of Alaska’s workforce. 32

A 2008 Perryman Group study found that 5,657 undocumented immigrants held permanent jobs in Additionally, removing undocumented immigrants from Alaska would result in a $484.7 million loss in economic activity and a $215.3 million loss in gross state product, as well as a loss of 1,980 jobs. 33

Undocumented immigrants in Alaska paid 3.4 million in state and local taxes in 2012. 34

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State Highlights
  • Total Latino Population

    0,000,000

  • Median Age of Latinos

    00.0

  • Median Income of Latinos 16+

    $00,000

  • # of Latino Registered Voters

    00,000,000

  • Latinos Without Health Insurance

    00.0%

  • Latino Homeownership

    00.0%

  • Latinos as % of All Under 18

    00.0%

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