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Sitka, Alaska - Basic Facts

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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.

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


Total Population 9,567
Population in Households 9,312
Population in Familes 7,109
Population in Group Qrtrs 255
Population Density1 3
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 3,805
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 2,343
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)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.2% 0.88%
Households 1.14% 0.84%
Families 0.93% 0.7%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
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.

Sitka, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 98th
Population Density1 # 263 27th
Diversity Index2 # 74 79th
Median Household Income # 57 84th
Per Capita Income # 51 86th

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