Included in the 1970 Alaskan population of 302,173 were 16,472 males under the age of five and 15,603 females under five years. Surprisingly, though, in adults ages twenty and over, the number of males to females is nearly two to one.
In 1960, the Alaska census records report recorded a population of 226,167 residents living within the state's borders. That meant a nearly seventy-six percent growth rate in ten years. More than forty-four thousand of those people resided in the largest city- Anchorage- and just over seven thousand of them were under the age of one year.
A tremendous level of growth was experienced by this arctic land mass in the forties. The population would soar to 128,643 residents by the time the 1950 census was taken. That was more than a seventy-seven percent increase in ten years' time. It also won them a seat with the House of Representatives. Alaska became the forty-ninth state nine years later.
Alaska census records reported just 72,524 residents of the territory, which would not be named a state for another nineteen years.
The people of this tremendous state certainly had room to run. Though the population saw another seven and a half percent jump over the decade preceding this census year, there were still just 10.4 people to be accounted for per one hundred square miles.
This decade saw a tremendous fall in the Alaskan population. A massive fourteen and a half percent of the previous decade's count was lost- that accounted for 9,320 people, most of who were Native American in descent and were introduced to illnesses brought by settlers moving into the area.
Though the Russian land purchase would not be organized as a territory for another two years, the population of the area grew again, this time less significantly, but still by over seven hundred residents.
More than making up for the previous decade's loss in population, the 1900 census reports a drastic increase in the number of Alaskan residents- 63,592, or a whopping 98.4 percent increase from the 1890 count. This was a near doubling of the suspected population of the prior two decades and may have attributed to the change in status of the area just over a decade later.
The census reported a fall in the population from the previous decade's report of just over four percent, or 1,374 people. Though there are other possible explanations, it is likely that this is due to more area being accurately counted in this decade.
The population of the land mass in this year was recorded as just 33,426 people though historians acknowledge the fact that not much was known about the area and much of the count was based on records and knowledge of local missionary priests.
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