Moving to Alaska

Written by Alyssa Howard,

Everything's bigger in Alaska. And this is a rare distinction: It's the largest but also the least densely populated state. The state is a great place to view Aurora Borealis, arguably the most beautiful naturally-occurring light show from August through April. Alaska is also known for its abundance of glaciers (large mountains of snow and ice jutting out of the ocean), which attract tourists throughout the year.

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Alaska Compared to USA Averages
USA Alaska
State Population: 311,591,917 2,779,154
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 64.7%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 90.70%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 27%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.68
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 1.2
Average Commute (min.) 25.2 18.9
Average Home Price: $188,400 $229,100
Median Household Income: $51,914 $44,147
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 9.5%
Features of Car Insurance*: 50/100/25

*Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage


Key Facts About Alaska
State Capital: Juneau
Top 5 Cities: Anchorage
Major Newspapers: Alaska Journal of Commerce
Alaska Native News
Alaska Star
Anchorage Daily News
Anchorage Press
Major Sports Teams: None

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