The Municipality of Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska with a population of 299,100 as of July 1, 2019. Anchorage ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Anchorage is located at latitude 61.2181 and longitude -149.9003 in Anchorage Borough. The formal boundaries for the Municipality of Anchorage encompass a land area of 1704.88 sq. miles and a water area of 256.23 sq. miles. Anchorage Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 102 feet.
The Municipality of Anchorage (GNIS ID: 2419025) 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 Municipality of Anchorage is located within the Anchorage Census Subarea of Anchorage 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Anchorage: Alaska City, Angits, Brownville, Dgheyay Kaq', Port Woodrow, Qatuk'e'usht, Ship Creek, Tan, Ves Dnaghildeqt, Woodrow.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|Anchorage, AK Housing Affordability Index is 111 |
State of Alaska Housing Affordability Index is 124
|The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.|
|Anchorage, AK Wealth Index is 120 |
State of Alaska Wealth Index is 106
|The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.|
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|Population in Households||291,173|
|Population in Families||228,796|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||7,927|
|Median Household Income||$81,617|
|Average Household Income||$106,065|
|Per Capita Income||$39,003|
|Total Housing Units||116,999 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||62,574 (53.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||46,939 (40.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||7,486 ( 6.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$333,943|
|Housing Affordability Index2||111|
|Average Household Size||2.66|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.73%|
|Per Capita Income||1.81%|
The table below compares Anchorage to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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||# 1||100th|
|Population Density||# 50||86th|
|Diversity Index||# 24||93rd|
|Median Household Income||# 34||91st|
|Per Capita Income||# 40||89th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.