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The U.S. Census Bureau released the official 2010 population count of Anchorage, and it is 291,826, up from 260,283 in 2000. Alaska’s population is now 710,231, up 83,299 since 2000’s count of 626,932. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough gained more than one-third of the state’s population growth, adding 29,673 people since 2000.

In the March 2010 Raven’s Circle issue, CIRI announced a contest for its shareholders to guess the 2010 census population count of Anchorage. CIRI shareholder Luba Yerrington’s closest guess of 298,203 won her $100.

Alaska’s Redistricting Board relies on census counts to determine the boundaries of legislative districts. The public is invited to submit comments on proposed redistricting plans by email at [email protected], via mail to 411 West Fourth Avenue, Suite 302, Anchorage, AK 99501, by fax to (907) 269-6691 or in person at a public hearing. Learn more and view the public hearing schedule at www.akredistricting.org.