Alaska's population grows to over 736,000

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska gained more than 26,000 residents between April 2010 and July 2013, bringing the total population to roughly 736,400.
   
Estimates from the state labor department show 26 of Alaska's 29 boroughs and census areas grew. State demographer Eddie Hunsinger says notable among the statistics was the municipality of Anchorage topping 300,000 residents.
   
Anchorage also saw the largest population growth, adding more than 9,300 people. That was followed by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Fairbanks North Star Borough, City and Borough of Juneau and Kenai Peninsula Borough.
   
Among the areas that lost residents, the Bristol Bay Borough lost the most, more than 60 residents. The City and Borough of Yakutat lost 40 and the Denali Borough, just over 30.
   
The department says Alaska's overall growth outpaced that of the U.S. as a whole.
 

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