Table 2. Population by Race and Hispanic or Latino Origin, for All Ages and for 18 Years and Over, for Alaska:  2000 and 2010
This table provides a state summary of the data included in the 2000 and the 2010 Redistricting Data Summary Files.  Data are shown by age for the Hispanic or Latino population, as well as for people who reported one race and for people who reported two or more races. The population of One Race is the total of the population in the 6 categories of one race.  The population of Two or More Races is the total of the population in the 57 specific combinations of two or more races.  The redistricting files include data for all 63 groups.  This table also shows the numeric and percent change in the population by race and Hispanic origin between 2000 and 2010.
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Age, race, and Hispanic or Latino origin 2000 2010 Change, 2000 to 2010
Number Percent of total population Number Percent of total population Number Percent
             
ALL AGES            
             
RACE            
         Total population……………………………………….  626 932 100.0  710 231 100.0  83 299 13.3
One Race……………………………………………………………………………..  592 786 94.6  658 356 92.7  65 570 11.1
          White………………………………………………………………………………  434 534 69.3  473 576 66.7  39 042 9.0
          Black or African American……………………………………………………………….  21 787 3.5  23 263 3.3  1 476 6.8
          American Indian and Alaska Native…………………………..  98 043 15.6  104 871 14.8  6 828 7.0
          Asian…………………………………………………………………………………  25 116 4.0  38 135 5.4  13 019 51.8
          Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander…………..  3 309 0.5  7 409 1.0  4 100 123.9
          Some Other Race…………………………………………………………  9 997 1.6  11 102 1.6  1 105 11.1
Two or More Races………………………………………………………….  34 146 5.4  51 875 7.3  17 729 51.9
             
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE            
         Total population………………………………………………  626 932 100.0  710 231 100.0  83 299 13.3
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)……………………………………………  25 852 4.1  39 249 5.5  13 397 51.8
Not Hispanic or Latino……………………………………………………………  601 080 95.9  670 982 94.5  69 902 11.6
  One Race……………………………………………………………………………….  570 626 91.0  625 614 88.1  54 988 9.6
          White……………………………………………………………………………………….  423 788 67.6  455 320 64.1  31 532 7.4
          Black or African American……………………………………………………..  21 073 3.4  21 949 3.1   876 4.2
          American Indian and Alaska Native……………………………………………………………………..  96 505 15.4  102 556 14.4  6 051 6.3
          Asian……………………………………………………………………………….  24 741 3.9  37 459 5.3  12 718 51.4
          Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander…………….  3 181 0.5  7 219 1.0  4 038 126.9
          Some Other Race……………………………………………………………  1 338 0.2  1 111 0.2 -  227 -17.0
  Two or More Races………………………………………………………………  30 454 4.9  45 368 6.4  14 914 49.0
         
             
18 YEARS AND OVER            
             
RACE            
         Total population…………………………………………..  436 215 100.0  522 853 100.0  86 638 19.9
One Race………………………………………………………………………………  420 279 96.3  497 328 95.1  77 049 18.3
          White……………………………………………………………………………..  318 438 73.0  368 895 70.6  50 457 15.8
          Black or African American……………………………………………  14 498 3.3  16 904 3.2  2 406 16.6
          American Indian and Alaska Native………………………………  60 252 13.8  70 630 13.5  10 378 17.2
          Asian……………………………………………………………………………..  18 418 4.2  28 312 5.4  9 894 53.7
          Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander…………..  1 937 0.4  4 599 0.9  2 662 137.4
          Some Other Race……………………………………………………………..  6 736 1.5  7 988 1.5  1 252 18.6
Two or More Races………………………………………………………………  15 936 3.7  25 525 4.9  9 589 60.2
             
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE            
         Total population…………………………………………  436 215 100.0  522 853 100.0  86 638 19.9
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)………………………………………….  15 588 3.6  24 437 4.7  8 849 56.8
Not Hispanic or Latino……………………………………………………….  420 627 96.4  498 416 95.3  77 789 18.5
  One Race…………………………………………………………………………………  406 215 93.1  475 596 91.0  69 381 17.1
          White…………………………………………………………………………………  311 655 71.4  356 987 68.3  45 332 14.5
          Black or African American…………………………………………  14 113 3.2  16 129 3.1  2 016 14.3
          American Indian and Alaska Native……………………………..  59 553 13.7  69 383 13.3  9 830 16.5
          Asian……………………………………………………………………………….  18 193 4.2  27 883 5.3  9 690 53.3
          Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander……………..  1 869 0.4  4 496 0.9  2 627 140.6
          Some Other Race………………………………………………………….   832 0.2   718 0.1 -  114 -13.7
  Two or More Races……………………………………………………………  14 412 3.3  22 820 4.4  8 408 58.3
             
Note: The observed changes in Hispanic origin and race counts between Census 2000 and the 2010 Census could be attributed to a number of factors.  Demographic change since 2000, which includes births and deaths in a geographic area and migration in and out of a geographic area, will have an impact on the resulting 2010 Census counts.  Additionally, some changes in the Hispanic origin and race questions' wording and format since Census 2000 could have influenced reporting patterns in the 2010 Census.  Also, in Census 2000 an error in data processing resulted in an overstatement of the Two or More Races population by about 1 million people (about 15 percent) nationally, which almost entirely affected race combinations involving Some Other Race.  Therefore, data users should assess observed changes in the Two or More Races population between Census 2000 and the 2010 Census with caution.
Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Tables PL1, PL2, PL3, and PL4, and 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Tables P1, P2, P3, and P4.