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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2013, Alaska has an estimated population of just over 735,000. Alaskans are spread out over more than 570,000 square miles of land, making the state by far the least-densely pop... More »

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McCarthy's population averaged 35 between 2000 and 2010. The population in 2000 was 42, while the population in 2010 was 28. This change represents a 33 percent reduction in population over the 10-year period. More »

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Juneau is the capital of Alaska. The city's population is close to 31,000. It is located 570 miles east of Anchorage. The climate is cool, with low temperatures of 21 degrees Fahrenheit in January and high temperatures o... More »

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In the parts of Alaska above the Arctic Circle, it is dark 24 hours per day for about 67 days during winter. Conversely, it does not get dark for about 80 days during the summer in the same area, a phenomenon known as th... More »

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Alaska became a state in 1959, and the state capital is Juneau. As the largest state in the United States, Alaska is approximately one-fifth the size of the continental United States. The state is home to many of the tal... More »

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Alaska is famous for its scenic parks, a gold rush and rugged mountains, such as Mt. McKinley and Mt. Katmai. Mt. McKinley is the highest peak in North America with its summit elevation of 20,320 feet. Mt. Katmai, a larg... More »

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As of October 1986, it is not possible to homestead in Alaska on federal land, notes BLM.gov. For 88 years prior to that time, homesteads were available to residents. The process involved steps such as filling out a clai... More »

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