State posts population gains over decade

Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2010

JUNEAU — New U.S. Census data shows Alaska’s population grew by 83,299 people over the last decade.

As of April 1, the census count day, there were 710,231 people living in Alaska. That compares to 626,932 on April 1, 2000.

Alaska remains one of the nation’s least populous states, ranking 47th overall — up one spot from 2000.

Wyoming is the least populous state, with 563,626 people. It also ranked 50th in 2000.

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