Juneau, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Juneau, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City and Borough of Juneau is the 2nd largest city in Alaska with a population of 33,820 as of July 1, 2016. Juneau ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Juneau is located at latitude 58.3729 and longitude -134.1785 in Juneau Borough. The formal boundaries for the City and Borough of Juneau (see map below) encompass a land area of 2702.01 sq. miles and a water area of 551.92 sq. miles. Juneau Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 56 feet.

The City and Borough of Juneau (GNIS ID: 2419344) 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 and Borough of Juneau is located within the Juneau Census Subarea of Juneau 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 Juneau population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Juneau: Dzanti K'iheeni, Fliptown, Harrisburg, Juneau City, Juneau Wharf, Pilzburg, Rockwell.

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


Total Population 33,820
Population in Households 32,897
Population in Familes 25,131
Population in Group Qrtrs 923
Population Density1 13
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 13,116
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 8,227
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,032 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,911 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,205 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 916 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $340,723
Average Home Value $363,424


Median Household Income $83,204
Average Household Income $102,469
Per Capita Income $39,741
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.26% 0.85%
Households 1.18% 0.81%
Families 0.98% 0.69%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
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.

Juneau, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Juneau 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 # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 191 46th
Diversity Index2 # 75 79th
Median Household Income # 16 96th
Per Capita Income # 27 93rd

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