Largest Boroughs in Alaska

There are a total of 19 counties or county equivalents in the U.S. state of Alaska. Among them, the five biggest counties by population are Anchorage, Fairbanks North Star, Matanuska-Susitna, Kenai Peninsula, and Juneau. In the following table, you will see the list of all counties in Alaska, each with population, land area, density and the time of establishment.

Rank County Population County Seat Established Area (km2) Density
1 Anchorage 291,815 Anchorage 1964 4,395 66.40
2 Fairbanks North Star Borough 97,570 Fairbanks 1964 19,078 5.11
3 Matanuska-Susitna Borough 88,984 Palmer 1964 63,926 1.39
4 Kenai Peninsula Borough 55,389 Soldotna 1964 41,473 1.34
5 Juneau 31,264 Juneau 1970 7,034 4.44
6 Kodiak Island Borough 13,581 Kodiak 1963 16,990 0.80
7 Ketchikan Gateway Borough 13,466 Ketchikan 1963 12,536 1.07
8 North Slope Borough 9,419 Utqiagvik 1972 230,035 0.04
9 Sitka 8,870 Sitka 1971 7,444 1.19
10 Northwest Arctic Borough 7,512 Kotzebue 1986 92,975 0.08
11 Petersburg Borough 3,804 Petersburg 2013 9,917 0.38
12 Aleutians East Borough 3,130 Sand Point 1987 18,099 0.17
13 Haines Borough 2,497 Haines 1968 6,071 0.41
14 Wrangell 2,358 Wrangell 2008 6,656 0.35
15 Denali Borough 1,815 Healy 1990 33,022 0.05
16 Lake and Peninsula Borough 1,620 King Salmon 1989 61,595 0.03
17 Bristol Bay Borough 986 Naknek 1962 1,308 0.75
18 Skagway 957 Skagway 2007 1,171 0.82
19 Yakutat 651 Yakutat 1992 19,813 0.03

Largest Boroughs in Alaska

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