Anchorage, AK 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 292,545 residents in Anchorage, with a median age of 34.3. Of this, 51.15% are males and 48.85% are females. US-born citizens make up 85.98% of the resident pool in Anchorage, while non-US-born citizens account for 9.95%. Additionally, 4.07% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 237,995 people in Anchorage currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 292,545 0.2%
Male Population 149,648 0.5%
Female Population 142,897 -0.2%
Male population 51.15%
Female population 48.85%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 34.3 1.2%
Citizen US Born 251,542 0.2%
Citizen not US Born 29,110 -0.9%
Not Citizen 11,893 0.9%
Citizen US Born 85.98%
Citizen not US Born 9.95%
Not Citizen 4.07%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 2,140 -14.2%
Moved from Same County 31,774 -7.0%
Moved from Same State 4,806 -17.4%
Moved from Different State 12,121 4.3%
Same House as Last Year 237,995 1.6%
Moved from Abroad 0.74%
Moved from Same County 11%
Moved from Same State 1.66%
Moved from Different State 4.2%
Same House as Last Year 82.4%

What are the employment statistics in Anchorage?

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White-collar workers make up 80.61% of the working population in Anchorage, while blue-collar employees account for 19.39%. There are also 12,715 entrepreneurs in Anchorage (8.79% of the workforce); 85,249 workers employed in private companies (58.96%); and 32,389 people working in governmental institutions (22.4%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 116,565 -0.7%
Blue Collar 28,033 -1.2%
White Collar 80.61%
Blue Collar 19.39%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 12,715 -2.1%
Private Companies 85,249 -0.7%
Governmental Workers 32,389 -0.3%
Not for Profit Companies 14,245 -1.9%
Self Employees 8.79%
Private Companies 58.96%
Governmental Workers 22.4%
Not for Profit Companies 9.85%

How many households are there in Anchorage?

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There are a total of 106,695 households in Anchorage, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 64.67% of these Anchorage households, while non-family units account for the remaining 35.33%. Additionally, 33.8% of households have children and 66.2% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 106,695 -0.3%
Average People Per Household 3 0.8%
Family Households 69,003 -0.8%
Non-family Households 37,692 0.8%
Family Households 64.67%
Non-family Households 35.33%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 36,062 -1.0%
Households without Children 70,633 0.1%
Households with Children 33.8%
Households without Children 66.2%

What are the median and average incomes in Anchorage?

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The average annual household income in Anchorage is $113,873, while the median household income sits at $88,871 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $90,686, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $108,907. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $41,503 and $70,367, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $113,873 5.1%
Median Household Income $88,871 4.8%
People below Poverty Level 25,661 3.8%
People above Poverty Level 256,824 0.1%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Anchorage?

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There are 118,055 housing units in Anchorage, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1982. Of the 106,695 occupied housing units in Anchorage, 62.88% are owner-occupied, while 37.12% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 69.35% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $332,700. In general, housing costs reach $1,566 per month in Anchorage.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 118,055 -0.2%
Median Year Built 1982 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 594 0.0%
Built between 1940 and 1949 1,447 0.6%
Built between 1950 and 1959 6,882 -2.4%
Built between 1960 and 1969 12,054 -0.6%
Built between 1970 and 1979 33,063 0.8%
Built between 1980 and 1989 30,443 -2.3%
Built between 1990 and 1999 14,008 -3.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 14,021 -0.4%
Built between 2010 and 2019 5,497 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 46 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 106,695 -0.3%
Owner Occupied 67,095 0.8%
Renter Occupied 39,600 -2.0%
Owner Occupied 62.88%
Renter Occupied 37.12%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 46,531 1.3%
Without Mortgage 20,564 -0.2%
Median Value with Mortgage $332,700 1.5%
Median Value without Mortgage $312,000 4.7%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,566 3.9%
With Mortgage 69.35%
Without Mortgage 30.65%

What is the level of education in Anchorage?

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Approximately 30.49% of the population in Anchorage holds a high school degree (that's 67,552 residents), while 26.46% have attained a college certificate (65,086 locals) and 20.62% have a bachelor's degree (45,690 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 4,561 1.3%
Some High School 67,552 0.6%
Some College 65,086 0.5%
Associate Degree 18,027 -2.0%
Bachelor's Degree 45,690 0.2%
Graduate Degree 27,099 1.0%
No High School 2.06%
Some High School 30.49%
Some College 26.46%
Associate Degree 8.14%
Bachelor's Degree 20.62%
Graduate Degree 12.23%

What is the marital status of Anchorage residents?

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A total of 78,239 people in Anchorage have never been married (which represents 33.6% of the total population), while 118,219 of them are wedded (50.77%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 4,426 (1.9%) and 27,952 (12%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 78,239 -0.5%
Married 118,219 -0.6%
Separated 4,426 13.0%
Widowed 8,439 3.6%
Divorced 27,952 4.8%
Never Married 33.6%
Married 50.77%
Separated 1.9%
Widowed 3.62%
Divorced 12%

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 128,986 residents commute by car, 3,908 prefer going to work by walking and 2,104 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 128,986 -2.2%
Bus or TrolleyBus 2,104 -8.3%
Ferryboat 159 1,035.7%
Bicycle 1,339 -16.8%
Motorcycle 69 -12.7%
TaxiCab 303 25.7%
Walk 3,908 -0.5%

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 16,267 7,348 $65,469.00 $92,173.00
99502 26,288 9,077 $101,483.00 $121,271.00
99503 12,360 5,854 $67,397.00 $83,962.00
99504 40,872 15,580 $78,364.00 $92,153.00
99507 35,916 13,213 $93,265.00 $122,374.00
99508 39,926 12,970 $66,601.00 $82,972.00
99515 21,596 7,494 $103,942.00 $126,035.00
99516 21,428 7,327 $152,098.00 $201,074.00
99517 16,014 6,610 $85,964.00 $121,612.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 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