Welcome to the second posting in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data And Employment Background Check Information For Your Favorite State”! Each week we look at criminal data and general information, like population and employment status, for a specific state. Last week we looked at Alabama. This week we’re on to Alaska.
Alaska Population and Age Distribution. Alaska’s estimated population was just over 730,000 thousand people. The median age was 33.8 years. 26% of the population was under the age of 18, and 8.5% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $67,712. The total number of households was 251,651 with an average of 2.8 people.
Alaska Employment and Unemployment Rate. 62.3% of the Alaska population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 12th in the nation. The Alaska unemployment rate is 7.8% which was ranked 34th in the country.
Types of Employers. The types of employers in Alaska were as follows: 22,407 (6.4%) were self-employed, 91,227 (26%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 237,316 (67.5%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Industries. The top five industries by percent in Alaska were: Educational Services and Health Care (24.4%), Public Administration (11.7%), Retail (10.7%), Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (9.3%), and Professional/Administrative/Scientific (8.1%).
Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Alaska’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (36.8%); Service (19.2%), Sales and Office (21.4%), Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (11.8%), and Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (10.8%).
Health Insurance Coverage. 80% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (21% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 63% had private coverage and 26% had public coverage.
Disability. 11% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Alaska reported a disability. The Alaska disability claim rate was ranked 38th in the country.
For a list of Alaska counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Alaska Crime Data*
Total Crime Rate. Alaska had a total crime rate of 632.6 incidents per 100,000 individuals. Of the 632.6, 3.2 were murders, 73.4 were forcible rapes, 94 were robberies, and 462 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime Rate. The property crime rate was 2,935 incidents per 100,000 individuals. Of the 2,935, 514 were burglaries, 2,178 were larceny/thefts, and 241 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Alaska had the 40th most law enforcement employees per population. Alaska ranked 43rd for the most police officers per population by state.
For more Alaska crime information, please see the Alaska Court System website courts.alaska.gov.
Alaska Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Alaska employment background check products: an Alaska county criminal background check and an Alaska state criminal background check.
The Alaska state criminal background check includes an Alaska criminal background check, a sex offender record search of Alaska as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The criminal background check pulls from records contained in 34 superior courts within four judicial districts. The Alaska state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within a few seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Alaska criminal background check webpage.
The Alaska county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years. The results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95 per county.
Other Alaska employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Alaska” data is from 2012. “Alaska Crime Data” data is from 2009.