Alaska’s Population Declines for First Time in Decades

Alaska’s population declined for the first time since the late 1980s, according to recent figures from Alaska’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development . . .

Figures show the state’s population decreased by 8,900 last year, the fifth year in a row of net migration losses, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported . . .

The Fairbanks North Star Borough’s population fell by 1,216 in 2017. The borough had a natural increase (birth rate) of 1,118 last year. But a decrease of 2,334 in net migration (in-migration minus out-migration) means the borough’s population decreased. (Read more from “Alaska’s Population Declines for First Time in Decades” HERE)

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