Juneau and its surrounding areas are vibrant and friendly. As the capitol of Alaska, Juneau plays an active role in promoting the arts, entertainment, education and recreation. Our temperate climate makes getting out fun, anytime. We offer this web page as a courtesy to our residents-- the old-timers and the newcomers.
Year-round residents are active in community affairs. What is your passion? We encourage you to take a class at UAS, attend the local symphony or play a round golf. Why not volunteer to help make Juneau even better? You might enjoy assisting youth sports or volunteering at the library. Perhaps visiting pets at the local shelter interests you.
We've included a few interesting links here. For locals and newbies alike, we often overlook the things that make our community special.
When you want to know what's going on downtown, visit these cameras for your birds-eye view of the Juneau area.
From opera to skiing, you'll find lots to do when you visit these links.
Here, you'll find our school district's K-12 website, as well as higher education opportunites in our area.
The census of 2010 lists 31,275 people. The Juneau population increased by 1.1 percent—an increase of 329 people to 31,275. The population of the region also increased, by 523 people (+0.7 percent) to 71,664, and the Alaska population grew by 2.6 percent to 710,231 between 2009 and 2010.
In 2010, the non-Juneau Southeast region was 4.7 percent below its 2000 population level, while Juneau was 1.8 percent above its 2000 population. In this way, we lag behind state and national trends. Between 2000 and 2010, the population of Alaska increased by 83,300 (+13.3 percent) and the population of the US increased by 9.4 percent.
Alaska has grown steadily over recent years, and according to the Alaska Department of Labor, is expected to increase by an additional 21% over the next 25 years. Migration is a large component of Juneau's culture and demographic trends. Each year between nine and 11 percent of Juneau's population moves away, replaced by a new 10 percent who move here annually. This population churn takes place on a similar scale in the region, and state. Two-thirds of this group moves to Juneau from out of state. Nationally six percent of residents moved into a new community in 2009.
Juneau, located on the southeast panhandle of Alaska is known to be the warmest, yet the wettest section of Alaska. Precipitation occurs in all seasons with an annual average of 50 inches. Winters are mild with average daytime high temperatures above freezing. Visit the National Weather Service or this local weather station for more weather data.