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The City of Anderson had a population of 307 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Anderson is located at latitude 64.3442 and longitude -149.187 in Denali Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Anderson encompass a land area of 43.74 sq. miles and a water area of 3.54 sq. miles. Denali Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 515 feet.

The City of Anderson 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 of Anderson is located within the Denali Census Subarea of Denali 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.

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Anderson, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 307 (100%)
Population in Households 249 (81.1%)
Population in Families 204 (66.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 58 (18.9%)
Population Density 7
Diversity Index2 34


Median Household Income $71,636
Average Household Income $93,561
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $36,354
Wealth Index5 116


Total HU (Housing Units) 151 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 85 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 ( 7.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (37.1%)
Median Home Value $115,385
Average Home Value $163,690
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 95
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 65
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.99% 0.26%
Households 0.48% 0.42%
Families 0.0% 0.31%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
Owner Occupied HU   0.23%

Anderson, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anderson to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 162 54th
Population Density # 217 39th
Median Household Income # 52 86th
Housing Affordability Index # 337 95th
Per Capita Income # 67 81st
Diversity Index # 189 47th

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