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Alaska County Map and Population List in Excel

GENERAL INFO

The US state Alaska (AK) is the 48th largest state by population and 1st biggest state by area. Alaska has 29 counties ranking it the 36th state with the most counties in USA. See below some basic information about the state:

Country:United States
State:Alaska
Abbreviation:AK
Capital:Juneau
Largest City:Anchorage
Population:710,249
Population rank in US:48th
Total Area [mi²]:663,268
Total Area [km²]:1,717,856
Area rank in US:1st
Number of Counties:29

ALASKA COUNTY POPULATION DENSITY MAP

If you want to show data distributon per geographical area, density maps (or heat maps) are a great way to achieve this. For example, here is a Alaska Population Density Map per County:

Alaska County Population Density Map

We have prepared this easily with Alaska County Heat Map Generator for population info. But it can also be used for many different data types such as employment rate, average temperature, racial distribution and so on.

We have prepared this easily with Alaska County Heat Map Generator for population info. But it can also be used for many different data types such as employment rate, average temperature, racial distribution and so on.

ALASKA COUNTIES LIST

Below are 29 Alaska counties ranked by population information. The data is from the US Census Bureau. Note that, these are ZCTA (Zip Code Tabulation Area) codes which means they have geographical area and population. PO Boxes and military codes are excluded.You can copy and paste this list directly into your spreadsheet.
(Top 10 counties shown. To expand the list, simply click on the “show more” button)

RankCountyPopulation
1Anchorage Municipality288,000
2Matanuska-Susitna Borough108,317
3Fairbanks North Star Borough96,849
4Kenai Peninsula Borough58,708
5Juneau City and Borough31,974
6Bethel Census Area18,386
7Ketchikan Gateway Borough13,901
8Kodiak Island Borough12,998
9Nome Census Area10,004
10North Slope Borough9,832
11Valdez-Cordova Census Area9,202
12Sitka City and Borough8,493
13Kusilvak Census Area8,314
14Northwest Arctic Borough7,621
15Southeast Fairbanks Census Area6,893
16Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area6,203
17Aleutians West Census Area5,634
18Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area5,230
19Dillingham Census Area4,916
20Aleutians East Borough3,337
21Petersburg Borough3,266
22Haines Borough2,530
23Wrangell City and Borough2,502
24Hoonah-Angoon Census Area2,148
25Denali Borough2,097
26Lake and Peninsula Borough1,592
27Skagway Municipality1,183
28Bristol Bay Borough836
29Yakutat City and Borough579

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ALASKA COUNTIES

What is the largest county in Alaska?

Out of the 29 counties in Alaska, Anchorage Municipality is the largest by population. North Slope Borough is the largest by land area.

What is the smallest county in Alaska?

Yakutat City and Borough is the smallest Alaska county by population. Skagway County is the smallest by size.

What is the richest county in the state of Alaska?

In terms of economics and average income level, Denali Borough is the richest Alaska county.

What is the poorest county in Alaska?

Kusilvak Census Area is the poorest Alaska county.

ALASKA COUNTIES MAP PDF

We have prepared Alaska county density map by population as a downloadable PDF.

Alaska County Population Density MapYou can download the PDF for free from the link below:

Alaska County Density Map PDF

VIDEO: HOW TO PAINT ALASKA COUNTY MAP WITH YOUR DATA

Check the video below to see how we use our Alaska County Map Excel Template to visualize any data over Alaska counties.

CREATE YOUR ALASKA DENSITY MAP IN 3 STEPS!

We have built the easiest Alaska Heat Map Maker in the universe! It works fully in Excel:

Someka Heat Map Maker Step 1 Tin 1. DATA INPUT

Copy-Paste or input your values into our Excel template

Someka Heat Map Maker Step 2 Tin 2. SET OPTIONS

Customize the settings according to your preferences

Someka Heat Map Maker Step 3 Tin 3. CREATE YOUR MAP

Click the PAINT button to reflect your data onto the map

LINKS AND RESOURCES

Here is a list of useful links which we think can be helpful whether you work on data visualization or make research about Alaska state and Alaska counties.

Data Source for Population and many other US related data:
https://www.census.gov

Wikipedia Page for List of Alaska Counties:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_boroughs_and_census_areas_in_Alaska

Official Website of the State of Alaska:
https://alaska.gov/

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Alaska Counties Heat Map Generator in Excel