The 8000# came from Russia Today.
This link below takes us to the USN official Ike link.
The Ike carries a compliment of 6,287 sailors including the air jocks and their crew.
There would probably be at least an additional few dozen civilians on board monitoring their products/services in use and helping to maintain them.
A similiar amount of tad naval personnel monitoring and learning.
For the Clancy fans/writers, there will be a half dozen Guys from the farm and that many from No Such Agency.
Builder - Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA
Keel laid - Aug. 15, 1970
Launched - Oct. 11, 1975
Planned crew sized - 6,287 (includes Air Wing)
Number of anchors - 2
Weight of anchors - 60,000 lbs each
Anchor chain - 1,082 feet on each anchor (365 lbs per link)
Total anchor weight - 735,000 lbs each (includes chain)
Distillation plant capacity - 400,000 gallons
Number of light fixtures - approximately 29,000
That figure might have been the max TO when the boat was launched but there are not that many bodies on the Ike. Ships company is about 3200 with ~2000 attached to the CVW.