Anchorage Borough AK Information


Anchorage Borough Subdivisions

Anchorage Borough AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 305,439
Population in Households 296,533
Population in Familes 232,972
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,906
Population Density1 179
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 111,044
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 72,119
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 117,001 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63,974 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 47,070 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,957 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $310,960
Average Home Value $345,265


Median Household Income $77,934
Average Household Income $99,274
Per Capita Income $36,970
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.73% 0.55%
Households 0.55% 0.44%
Families 0.35% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   1.33%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Anchorage Borough AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anchorage Borough to the other 29 boroughs / census areas (ca) and borough equivalents in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 1 100th
Diversity Index2 # 7 79th
Median Household Income # 5 86th
Per Capita Income # 6 83rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.