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Anderson, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Anderson had a population of 262 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Anderson is located at latitude 64.3083 and longitude -149.1632 in Denali Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Anderson (see map below) encompass a land area of 43.74 sq. miles and a water area of 3.54 sq. miles. Denali Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 515 feet.

The City of Anderson (GNIS ID: 2419355) 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 City of Anderson is located within the Denali Census Subarea of Denali 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 Anderson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 262
Population in Households 236
Population in Familes 194
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 6
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 92
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 64
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 153 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (39.9%)
Median Home Value $108,333
Average Home Value $116,000


Median Household Income $53,098
Average Household Income $69,618
Per Capita Income $29,458
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.01% 0.38%
Households 0.35% 0.43%
Families -0.25% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.82%
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.

Anderson, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anderson to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 177 50th
Population Density1 # 234 34th
Diversity Index2 # 200 44th
Median Household Income # 134 62nd
Per Capita Income # 118 67th

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