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Anchor Point, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Anchor Point Census Designated Place had a population of 1,893 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Anchor Point is located at latitude 59.7474 and longitude -151.6957 in Kenai Peninsula Borough. The formal boundaries for the Anchor Point Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 91.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles. Kenai Peninsula Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 148 feet.

The Anchor Point Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418770) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Anchor Point Census Designated Place is located within the Kenai-Cook Inlet Census Subarea of Kenai Peninsula 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Anchor Point population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Anchor Point, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,893
Daytime Population: Workers 296
Daytime Population: Residents 1,014
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,310
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 1,893
Population in Familes 1,463
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 21
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $53,012
Average Household Income $62,614
Per Capita Income $26,832


Total Housing Units 1,239 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 671 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 154 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 414 (33.4%)
Median Home Value $195,479
Average Home Value $229,247


Total Households 825
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 506
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 -0.27% -0.22%
Households -0.25% -0.17%
Families -0.32% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Anchor Point, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anchor Point to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 50 86th
Population Density # 155 56th
Diversity Index # 240 33rd
Median Household Income # 143 60th
Per Capita Income # 175 51st

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