Anchorage Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Anchorage?

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There are 292,090 residents in Anchorage, with a median age of 33.9. Of this, 51% are males and 49% are females. US-born citizens make up 85.91% of the resident pool in Anchorage, while non-US-born citizens account for 10.06%. Additionally, 4.04% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 234,127 people in Anchorage currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 292,090 -0.5%
Male Population 148,954 -0.5%
Female Population 143,136 -0.5%
Male population 51%
Female population 49%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 33.9 0.9%
Citizen US Born 250,930 -0.6%
Citizen not US Born 29,371 2.7%
Not Citizen 11,789 -6.5%
Citizen US Born 85.91%
Citizen not US Born 10.06%
Not Citizen 4.04%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 2,495 -8.1%
Moved from Same County 34,184 -7.6%
Moved from Same State 5,819 11.6%
Moved from Different State 11,616 -5.7%
Same House as Last Year 234,127 0.9%
Moved from Abroad 0.87%
Moved from Same County 11.86%
Moved from Same State 2.02%
Moved from Different State 4.03%
Same House as Last Year 81.23%

What are the employment statistics in Anchorage?

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White-collar workers make up 80.53% of the working population in Anchorage, while blue-collar employees account for 19.47%. There are also 12,990 entrepreneurs in Anchorage (8.91% of the workforce); 85,817 workers employed in private companies (58.85%); and 32,484 people working in governmental institutions (22.28%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 117,430 -1.6%
Blue Collar 28,386 -1.2%
White Collar 80.53%
Blue Collar 19.47%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 12,990 2.2%
Private Companies 85,817 -3.8%
Governmental Workers 32,484 4.1%
Not for Profit Companies 14,525 -2.3%
Self Employees 8.91%
Private Companies 58.85%
Governmental Workers 22.28%
Not for Profit Companies 9.96%

How many households are there in Anchorage?

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There are a total of 106,970 households in Anchorage, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 65.04% of these Anchorage households, while non-family units account for the remaining 34.96%. Additionally, 34.06% of households have children and 65.94% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 106,970 0.4%
Average People Per Household 3 -1.1%
Family Households 69,571 1.4%
Non-family Households 37,399 -1.4%
Family Households 65.04%
Non-family Households 34.96%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 36,435 0.7%
Households without Children 70,535 0.2%
Households with Children 34.06%
Households without Children 65.94%

What are the median and average incomes in Anchorage?

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The average annual household income in Anchorage is $108,393, while the median household income sits at $84,813 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $85,364, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $107,627. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $45,409 and $67,881, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $108,393 -1.5%
Median Household Income $84,813 -0.1%
People below Poverty Level 24,723 -2.3%
People above Poverty Level 256,614 -0.2%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Anchorage?

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There are 118,293 housing units in Anchorage, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1982. Of the 106,970 occupied housing units in Anchorage, 62.22% are owner-occupied, while 37.78% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 69.04% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $327,700. In general, housing costs reach $1,508 per month in Anchorage.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 118,293 0.8%
Median Year Built 1982 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 594 53.9%
Built between 1940 and 1949 1,438 17.2%
Built between 1950 and 1959 7,051 0.7%
Built between 1960 and 1969 12,122 -4.1%
Built between 1970 and 1979 32,784 -1.0%
Built between 1980 and 1989 31,171 0.6%
Built between 1990 and 1999 14,462 6.2%
Built between 2000 and 2009 14,083 -1.6%
Built in 2010 or Later 4,588 11.7%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 106,970 0.4%
Owner Occupied 66,562 1.8%
Renter Occupied 40,408 -1.9%
Owner Occupied 62.22%
Renter Occupied 37.78%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 45,953 0.6%
Without Mortgage 20,609 4.6%
Median Value with Mortgage $327,700 1.7%
Median Value without Mortgage $297,900 2.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,508 -0.6%
With Mortgage 69.04%
Without Mortgage 30.96%

What is the level of education in Anchorage?

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Approximately 30.36% of the population in Anchorage holds a high school degree (that's 67,142 residents), while 26.54% have attained a college certificate (64,793 locals) and 20.62% have a bachelor's degree (45,604 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 4,504 -6.6%
Some High School 67,142 0.9%
Some College 64,793 -1.8%
Associate Degree 18,399 -0.6%
Bachelor's Degree 45,604 2.2%
Graduate Degree 26,827 -0.1%
No High School 2.04%
Some High School 30.36%
Some College 26.54%
Associate Degree 8.32%
Bachelor's Degree 20.62%
Graduate Degree 12.13%

What is the marital status of Anchorage residents?

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A total of 78,624 people in Anchorage have never been married (which represents 33.84% of the total population), while 118,940 of them are wedded (51.18%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 3,918 (1.69%) and 26,661 (11.47%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 78,624 -2.2%
Married 118,940 1.6%
Separated 3,918 -6.0%
Widowed 8,148 -3.0%
Divorced 26,661 -2.2%
Never Married 33.84%
Married 51.18%
Separated 1.69%
Widowed 3.51%
Divorced 11.47%

What are the most common means of transportation in Anchorage?

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The top three means of transportation people in Anchorage use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 131,936 residents commute by car, 3,928 prefer going to work by walking and 2,294 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 131,936 -2.2%
Bus or TrolleyBus 2,294 -0.4%
Ferryboat 14 7.7%
Bicycle 1,609 -16.1%
Motorcycle 79 -24.8%
TaxiCab 241 -5.5%
Walk 3,928 -10.1%

What is the median and average household income in Anchorage by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
99501 15,961 7,256 $61,509.00 $87,836.00
99502 25,215 8,994 $94,355.00 $118,867.00
99503 13,017 6,167 $63,338.00 $73,025.00
99504 41,739 15,522 $75,956.00 $91,364.00
99507 36,403 13,485 $88,485.00 $115,895.00
99508 38,042 12,815 $65,430.00 $80,703.00
99515 22,226 7,624 $106,755.00 $124,110.00
99516 20,874 7,117 $148,108.00 $191,131.00
99517 15,802 6,892 $82,619.00 $111,971.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 99501 99502 99503 99504 99507 99508 99513 99515 99516 99517 99518

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