The Demography of the Native Population of an Alaskan City

  • Frederick A. Milan
  • Stella Pawson
Keywords: Nunavik, Québec, Labrador


Information from archival and census data shows that Alaskan natives, mainly Athapascans, started to move into Fairbanks over fifty years ago. During the Second World War, jobs available on construction projects attracted both Eskimos and Athapascans in family units. It appears from recent data that those now moving into the city are unmarried and younger than earlier migrants, that women outnumber men, and marriages between native and non-native Alaskans are becoming more common. Forty-four per cent of a sample of 1,029 persons lived in inter-racial households in 1972.