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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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There are no snakes known to live in Alaska. Due to the extreme temperatures of Alaska, there are very few reptiles that can survive in the state. 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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Alaska does get dark. Starting on the winter solstice on December 21, the shortest day of the year, the city of Barrow has complete darkness for a total of 67 days. Juneau, Anchorage and Fairbanks get between about four ... 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 the 49th state admitted to the Union, gaining statehood on Jan. 3, 1959. Nicknamed The Last Frontier, Alaska was preceded in admission by Arizona and followed by Hawaii later that same year. More »

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