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Metropolitan Areas in Alaska (definition of metropolitan) with links to the local Cooperative Extension office:

MSA = Metropolitan Statistical Area
(#) = Rural-Urban Continuum Code


250,000 to 1 million population (2)

MSA: Anchorage

Principal Cities: Anchorage
MSA Counties: Anchorage Municipality, Matanuska-Susitna Borough


Fewer than 250,000 population (3)

MSA: Fairbanks

Principal Cities: Fairbanks
MSA Counties: Fairbanks North Star Borough