Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area AK Demographic Data and Boundary Map


Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 406,214
Population in Households 395,155
Population in Familes 314,456
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,059
Population Density1 15
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 146,521
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 97,037
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 162,577 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 90,422 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 56,099 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,056 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $291,478
Average Home Value $325,721


Median Household Income $76,861
Average Household Income $97,444
Per Capita Income $35,987
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.04% 0.81%
Households 0.83% 0.71%
Families 0.66% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.