The Municipality of Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska with a population of 301,202 as of July 1, 2015. Anchorage ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Anchorage is located at latitude 61.1743 and longitude -149.2843 in Anchorage Borough. 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. Anchorage Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 102 feet.
The Municipality of Anchorage (GNIS ID: 2419025) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
The Municipality of Anchorage is located within the Anchorage Census Subarea of Anchorage Borough. Census subareas are statistical subdivisions of the county equivalents used in Alaska (boroughs, city and boroughs, municipalities, and census areas) and are the statistical equivalent of Micro Civil Divisions (MCDs) used in other states.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Anchorage population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.
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||292,683|
|Population in Familes||231,954|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||8,519|
|Average Household Size||2.63|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||116,815 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||65,138 (55.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||46,200 (39.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||5,477 ( 4.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$359,330|
|Average Home Value||$403,472|
|Median Household Income||$75,257|
|Average Household Income||$96,173|
|Per Capita Income||$36,279|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.39%|
|Per Capita Income||2.35%|
The table below compares Anchorage to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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||# 36||90th|
|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.