ANCHORAGE, Alaska—A demographic profile by the U.S. Census Bureau shows Alaska had a noticeable increase in its minority population during the past decade, particularly among Mexicans.
The 2010 census data released Wednesday evening also shows an aging population, a trend reflected nationally. Alaska's median age is 33.8, up from 32.4 in 2000.
Mexicans have one of the fastest growing rates among minority subgroups in Alaska, from 13,334, or 2.1 percent, to 21,642, or 3 percent.
The census results released Wednesday focus on racial subgroups, age and racial subgroups.