Alaska Counties

Alaska, Alaska is one of fifty states that make up the United States of America. Its capital is Juneau and its most populous city is Anchorage. It is located in the far northwest of North America, in the West region of the country, Pacific division. It borders the Arctic Ocean to the north, Canada to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the south, and the Bering Sea to the west. At 1,717,856 km² it is the largest state in the country and the seventh largest subnational entity in the world, behind the republic of Saja (Russia), Western Australia, Krai of Krasnoyarsk (Russia), Greenland (Denmark), Nunavut (Canada) and Queensland (Australia); 710,231 people in 2010,. There are 24 county in Alaska. You can find the list of these counties and detailed information from the links below.

Anchorage Municipality
Anchorage Municipality

Anchorage Municipality, population 287,095

Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Matanuska-Susitna Borough, population 110,213

Fairbanks North Star Borough
Fairbanks North Star Borough

Fairbanks North Star Borough, population 95,651

As the largest state, Alaska contains vast counties that encapsulate the state’s rugged beauty and frontier spirit. Here are some notable counties:

Anchorage Municipality - Containing Anchorage and 40% of Alaska’s total population, this unified municipality functions as a consolidated city-county government. Anchorage is Alaska’s economic hub.

Fairbanks North Star Borough - Centered around Fairbanks in Alaska’s interior, this borough is home to Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base. The northern lights are a popular draw.

Matanuska-Susitna Borough - This borough north of Anchorage contains wilderness, mountains, and part of Denali National Park. Agriculture, mining, and tourism drive the economy.

Northwest Arctic Borough - Sparsely populated and not connected to the road system, this borough in northwest Alaska contains tundra, native villages, and coastal whaling communities.

Aleutians East Borough - Stretching across several Aleutian Islands, this borough offers dramatic volcanic scenery and unique wildlife. Fishing is an important industry.

Despite having less than 30 counties/boroughs, Alaska’s far-reaching landscape and isolation between communities creates vastly different county experiences from urban Anchorage to the remote Arctic Slope. The state’s hardy residents embrace the frontier spirit of their counties.

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County Name Population Cities
Aleutians East Borough 3,401 Aleutians East Borough cities
Aleutians West Census Area 5,680 Aleutians West Census Area cities
Anchorage Municipality 287,095 Anchorage Municipality cities
Bethel Census Area 18,437 Bethel Census Area cities
Bristol Bay Borough 788 Bristol Bay Borough cities
Denali Borough 2,081 Denali Borough cities
Dillingham Census Area 4,833 Dillingham Census Area cities
Fairbanks North Star Borough 95,651 Fairbanks North Star Borough cities
Haines Borough 2,614 Haines Borough cities
Juneau City and Borough 31,849 Juneau City and Borough cities
Kenai Peninsula Borough 59,414 Kenai Peninsula Borough cities
Ketchikan Gateway Borough 13,747 Ketchikan Gateway Borough cities
Kodiak Island Borough 12,992 Kodiak Island Borough cities
Lake and Peninsula Borough 1,493 Lake and Peninsula Borough cities
Matanuska-Susitna Borough 110,213 Matanuska-Susitna Borough cities
Nome Census Area 9,909 Nome Census Area cities
North Slope Borough 9,294 North Slope Borough cities
Northwest Arctic Borough 7,644 Northwest Arctic Borough cities
Petersburg Borough 3,296 Petersburg Borough cities
Sitka City and Borough 8,405 Sitka City and Borough cities
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 6,957 Southeast Fairbanks Census Area cities
Valdez-Cordova Census Area 9,202 Valdez-Cordova Census Area cities
Yakutat City and Borough 637 Yakutat City and Borough cities
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 5,077 Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area cities

Counties on Map (24)