Q. I’d like to know what is your state bird? And what is the state’s population? -Paige
A. Our state bird is the Willow Ptarmigan. For more on that, see the next entry.
As to population, as of the 2004 census, we had over 655,000 people living in Alaska. To put the land and people in perspective, we have 576,951 square miles, which figures out to about 1.1 people per square mile! Compare that to the U. S. average of 79.6 people per square mile and you will understand how very vast is our land. Thanks for writing, Paige. -Bonnie J.