A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: ALASKA

ALASKA

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...

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