Big population growth expected in Alaska

The nearly one hundred thousand residents living in the Fairbanks North Star Borough could increase by about 30 percent in the next 23 years.

That is just one result new research from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workplace Development has found.

Overall, Alaska's population is projected to grow about 28 percent by the year 2035, with the Anchorage and Mat-Su regions seeing large growth while the Southeast region seeing modest population loss.

The state's population is projected to likely hover around 915000, with estimates ranging as high as 1.1 million and as low as 760000.

The age group that will likely see the biggest growth is senior citizens, with more than a 300 percent increase.