Anchorage, AK Demographic Data

Anchorage, AK Summary

Anchorage is located in Anchorage Municipality in Alaska
  • Population: 298,610
  • Area: 1,961.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 1,704.68 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 256.32 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 152.27 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: NA
  • Time Zone: Yukon Standard Time (GMT -9)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Anchorage, AK Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
145,310
49%
50.8
Male
152,882
51%
49.2
Total Population
298,192
 
323,128,000

Anchorage, AK Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
21,661
7.3% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
20,655
6.9% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
19,468
6.5% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
19,412
6.5% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
23,467
7.9% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
52,809
17.7% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
39,268
13.2% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
36,160
12.1% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
19,589
6.6% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
16,618
5.6% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
19,287
6.5% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
6,652
2.2% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
3,146
1.1% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
224,224
75.2%
77.2
Female
110,081
49.1%
51.3
Male
114,143
50.9%
48.7
21 Years and over
213,118
71.5%
73.1
62 Years and over
38,691
13.0%
18.8
65 Years and over
29,085
9.8%
15.2
Female
15,490
53.3%
55.8
Male
13,595
46.7%
44.2
Median Age (years)
33
0.0%
0.0

Anchorage, AK Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
267,605
89.7% 
96.8
White
184,841
62.0% 
72.6
Black or African American
16,102
5.4% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
23,916
8.0% 
0.8
Asian
27,142
9.1% 
5.4
Asian Indian
504
0.2% 
1.2
Chinese
1,327
0.4% 
1.3
Filipino
15,085
5.1% 
0.9
Japanese
1,387
0.5% 
0.2
Korean
2,735
0.9% 
0.4
Vietnamese
381
0.1% 
0.6
Other Asian
5,723
1.9% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
7,669
2.6% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
218
0.1% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
540
0.2% 
0.0
Samoan
6,334
2.1% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
577
0.2% 
0.1
Some Other Race
7,935
2.7% 
5.1
Two or More Races
30,587
10.3% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
26,907
9.0% 
17.8
Mexican
14,235
4.8% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
3,689
1.2% 
1.7
Cuban
451
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
8,532
2.9% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
271,285
91.0% 
82.2

Anchorage, AK Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
3,654
1.9% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
8,196
4.2% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
44,804
23.2% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
49,206
25.4% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
16,956
8.8% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
45,056
23.3% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
25,657
13.3% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
11,850
6.1%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
181,679
94.0%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
70,713
36.6%
31.2

Anchorage, AK Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
87,367
37.0%
33.7%
Now Married
112,912
47.8%
47.5
Divorced
25,844
10.9%
11.0%
Separated
3,448
1.5%
2.0
Widowed
6,837
2.9
5.8%

Anchorage, AK Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
229,288
82.9%
78.4%
Languages other than english
47,243
17.1%
21.6%
Spanish
12,530
4.5%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
7,830
2.8%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
22,500
8.1%
3.5%
Other Languages
4,383
1.6%
1.1%

Anchorage, AK Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
2,257
2.1%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
2,797
2.7%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
5,038
4.8%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
6,345
6.0%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
10,028
9.5%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
18,800
17.9%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
15,469
14.7%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
22,395
21.3%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
11,374
10.8%
5.8
$200,000 or more
10,746
10.2%
6.4
Median household income
85,634
 
57,617
Per capita income
39,061
 
31,128

Anchorage, AK Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
3,909
2.5%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
13,996
9.1%
9.8
Construction
8,123
5.3%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
38,020
24.7%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
7,072
4.6%
6.6
Information
3,539
2.3%
2.1
Manufacturing
4,166
2.7%
10.1
Other services except public administration
7,170
4.7%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
15,096
9.8%
11.4
Public administration
17,155
11.2%
4.6
Retail trade
16,909
11.0%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
14,417
9.4%
5.2
Wholesale trade
4,245
2.8%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
12,716
8.3%
8.8%
Management, professional, and related occupations
62,901
40.9%
37.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
15,251
9.9%
12.2%
Sales and office occupations
38,124
24.8%
23.3%
Service occupations
24,825
16.1%
18.1%

Anchorage, AK Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
158,236
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
120,738
76.3%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
18,923
12.0%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
2,488
1.6%
5.1
Walked
4,019
2.5%
2.7
Other means
5,142
3.2%
1.8
Worked at home
6,926
4.4%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
18.0
 
26.6

Anchorage, AK Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
6,396
6.1%
8.7
1 vehicles
30,320
28.8%
33.2
2 vehicles
42,666
40.5%
37.1
3 or more
25,867
24.6%
21.0

Anchorage, AK Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
105,249
91.1%
87.6
Owner Occupied
64,320
61.1%
63.1
Renter Occupied
40,929
38.9%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
10,290
8.9%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
2
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
5
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.9
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.6
0.0%
2.5

Anchorage, AK Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
115,539
1 room
2,409
2.1%
2.4
2 rooms
2,627
2.3%
2.7
3 rooms
11,338
9.8%
9.1
4 rooms
24,810
21.5%
16.5
5 rooms
20,548
17.8%
19.8
6 rooms
18,111
15.7%
17.8
7 rooms
13,844
12.0%
12.0
8 rooms
9,639
8.3%
8.6
9 rooms or more
12,213
10.6%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 
0.0

Anchorage, AK Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
115,539
 
 
1-unit, detached
57,480
49.7%
61.5
1-unit, attached
13,248
11.5%
5.9
2-units
8,181
7.1%
3.6
3 or 4 units
13,002
11.3%
4.4
5 to 9 units
8,030
7.0%
4.8
10 to 19 units
3,360
2.9%
4.4
20 or more units
8,067
7.0%
9.0
Mobile home
4,098
3.5%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
73
0.1%
0.1

Anchorage, AK Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
238
0.2%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
818
0.7%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
6,012
5.2%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
12,496
10.8%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
31,956
27.7%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
31,022
26.8%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
14,951
12.9%
13.9%
2000 to 2009
14,785
12.8%
14.2%
2010 to 2013
2,297
2.0%
2.8%
2014 or later
964
0.8%
1.4%

Anchorage, AK Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
85,351
81.1%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
859
0.8%
4.7
Electricity
14,952
14.2%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
2,008
1.9%
4.8
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
727
0.7%
1.9
Solar energy
0
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
680
0.6%
0.5
No fuel used
672
0.6%
1.1

Anchorage, AK Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
44,816
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
0
0.0%
1.6%
$500 to $999
1,220
2.7%
20.4%
$2,500 to $2,999
5,538
12.4%
7.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
6,008
13.4%
28.8%
$3,000 or more
6,934
15.5%
10.3%
$2,000 to $2,499
11,619
25.9%
11.8%
$1,500 to $1,999
13,497
30.1%
20.1%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
19,836
44.4%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
7,913
17.7%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
4,276
9.6%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
3,970
8.9%
7.0%
35.0% or more
8,727
19.5%
21.3%
Not Computed
94
0.0%
0.0%

Anchorage, AK Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
39,946 
 
41,631,300 
$3,000 or more
375
0.9%
1.8%
$2,500 to $2,999
1,017
2.5%
1.9%
Less than $500
1,789
4.5%
10.7%
$2,000 to $2,499
4,507
11.3%
4.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
8,345
20.9%
11.9%
$500 to $999
8,564
21.4%
41.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
15,349
38.4%
28.3%
No Cash Rent
983
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
1,296
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
5,100
12.8%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
6,493
16.3%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
4,977
12.5%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
5,735
14.4%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
4,143
10.4%
9.0%
35.0% or more
13,465
33.7%
40.7%
Not Computed
1,016
0.0%
0.0%

Anchorage, AK Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
64,320
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
3,241
5.0%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
878
1.4%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
2,796
4.3%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
4,111
6.4%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
17,473
27.2%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
25,759
40.0%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
9,610
14.9%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
452
0.7%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
320,800
 
205,000
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