The City and Borough of Sitka is the 8th largest city in Alaska with a population of 9,567 as of July 1, 2016. Sitka 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 Sitka is located at latitude 57.1932 and longitude -135.3674 in Sitka Borough. The formal boundaries for the City and Borough of Sitka (see map below) encompass a land area of 2870.39 sq. miles and a water area of 1941.03 sq. miles. Sitka Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 33 feet.
The City and Borough of Sitka (GNIS ID: 2419345) 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 Sitka is located within the Sitka Census Subarea of Sitka 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 Sitka 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 Sitka: Fort New Archangel, New Archangel, Novo - Arkhangel'sk, Novo Arkhangelsk, Novoarkhangelsk, Schitcha, Schitka, Schitkha, Sheet'ka, Sikhta, Sitcha, Sitkha, Sitki.
|Population in Households||9,312|
|Population in Familes||7,109|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||255|
|Average Household Size||2.45|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||4,573 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,145 (46.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,660 (36.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||768 (16.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$355,259|
|Average Home Value||$381,074|
|Median Household Income||$70,341|
|Average Household Income||$86,300|
|Per Capita Income||$35,167|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.97%|
|Per Capita Income||1.3%|
The table below compares Sitka 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.
|Total Population||# 8||98th|
|Population Density1||# 263||27th|
|Diversity Index2||# 74||79th|
|Median Household Income||# 57||84th|
|Per Capita Income||# 51||86th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.