SOUTHLAKE, Tex. — To most people, the largest state in the nation conjures up visions of natural adventures, untamed places, and wild people. Alaska is a BIG land.
If you overlay the state of Alaska with the contiguous US, it would stretch from the California coast to the Florida panhandle and north to the Great Lakes. Even with its large land size, Alaska ranks 48th in population with fewer than 700,000 people living here, making it one of the most sparsely populated areas in the world (approximately 1 person per square mile).
Roughly half of Alaska’s population lives within Anchorage, leaving the rest of the enormous state vast and unpopulated.
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