Population (1994): 606,000 (up 10.2% from 1990); 0.2% of U.S. total
Voting-age population: 429,000; 1994 turnout, 43%
Median age: 29.4 years
Median household income: $45,367 ($13,103 above U.S. median)
Unemployment: 7.9% (2.3% above U.S. average, March 1996)
Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 30% Bush (R): 40% Perot (I): 28%
Congressional delegation: No Democrats, three Republicans
Alaska has the highest median household income in the U.S. and a land area that would stretch from Florida to California and north to Lake Superior. Its Congressmen, long stymied by a Democratic majority on the Hill, finally got their chance when the G.O.P. took...