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Alaska
The state name derives from Aleut for "mainland"

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Median household income
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$51,571
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Alaska demographic reports
Capital: Juneau
County governments: 16
Municipal governments: 149
Became the 49th state in 1959
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Alaska is so far from anywhere that American tourists often inquire at their hotels what kind of postage to affix to their postcards.
-- A Sense of Place: Listening to Americans
David Lamb

 

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“ Alaska is so far from anywhere that American tourists often inquire at their hotels what kind of postage to affix to their postcards. ”
~ A Sense of Place: Listening to Americans
David Lamb

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