Anchorage Borough AK Information


Anchorage Borough Subdivisions

Anchorage Borough AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 303,152
Daytime Population: Workers 169,776
Daytime Population: Residents 144,552
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 314,328
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 294,962
Population in Familes 231,843
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,190
Population Density2 178
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $79,128
Average Household Income $101,593
Per Capita Income $37,932


Total Housing Units 116,670 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64,762 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 45,998 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,910 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $305,180
Average Home Value $342,075


Total Households 110,760
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 71,647
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.53% 0.41%
Households 0.43% 0.35%
Families 0.21% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.1%


Anchorage Borough AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anchorage Borough to the other 29 boroughs / census areas (ca) and borough equivalents in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1 100th
Population Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 7 79th
Median Household Income # 4 90th
Per Capita Income # 6 83rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.