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Juneau, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City and Borough of Juneau is the 2nd largest city in Alaska with a population of 33,229 as of July 1, 2020. Juneau 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 Juneau is located at latitude 58.3019 and longitude -134.4197 in Juneau Borough. The formal boundaries for the City and Borough of Juneau encompass a land area of 2702.01 sq. miles and a water area of 551.92 sq. miles. Juneau Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 33 feet.

The City and Borough of Juneau (GNIS ID: 2419344) 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 Juneau is located within the Juneau Census Subarea of Juneau 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 Juneau: Dzanti K'iheeni, Fliptown, Harrisburg, Juneau City, Juneau Wharf, Pilzburg, Rockwell.

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Juneau, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 33,229 (100%)
Population in Households 32,256 (97.1%)
Population in Families 24,603 (74.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 973 ( 2.9%)
Population Density 12
Diversity Index2 59
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $80,499
Average Household Income $106,118
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $41,240
Wealth Index5 111
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 13,943 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,589 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,308 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,046 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $368,085
Average Home Value $384,342
Housing Affordability Index3 121
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 12,897
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 8,039
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.59% -0.07%
Households 0.55% -0.09%
Families 0.37% -0.22%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
Owner Occupied HU   0.11%

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Juneau, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Juneau to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 2 100th
Population Density # 190 46th
Median Household Income # 36 90th
Housing Affordability Index # 184 52nd
Per Capita Income # 31 92nd
Diversity Index # 69 81st

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