The Municipality of Anchorage is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Anchorage Borough at latitude 61.1743 and longitude -149.2843. Anchorage Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 102 feet.
The formal official name is the Municipality of Anchorage, but most people and references simply refer to it as Anchorage, Alaska.
The P1 Census Class Code for Anchorage indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
The formal boundaries for the Municipality of Anchorage (see map below) encompass a land area of 1704.88 sq. miles and a water area of 256.23 sq. miles.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Anchorage: Alaska City, Angits, Brownville, Dgheyay Kaq', Port Woodrow, Qatuk'e'usht, Ship Creek, Tan, Ves Dnaghildeqt, Woodrow.
|Population in Households||291,806|
|Population in Familes||230,611|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||8,479|
|Average Household Size||2.63|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||116,526 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||65,020 (55.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||45,826 (39.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||5,680 ( 4.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$334,269|
|Average Home Value||$377,429|
|Median Household Income||$73,224|
|Average Household Income||$93,649|
|Per Capita Income||$35,296|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.84%|
|Per Capita Income||3.7%|
The table below compares Anchorage to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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.
|Total Population||# 1||100th|
|Population Density1||# 45||88th|
|Diversity Index2||# 40||89th|
|Median Household Income||# 35||90th|
|Per Capita Income||# 38||90th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.