Anchorage, Alaska Census Data & Community Profile

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Anchorage GENERAL POPULATION

Total Population in Anchorage, AK
At the time of the most recent United States Census Survey, the number of people in Anchorage, AK was 260,283.

Anchorage Male Population
At the time of the last full census survey, the number of men in Anchorage was 131,668, which represents 50.6 percent of the total for the community (The national average is 49.10%).

Male Population, Married in Anchorage, AK
There are an estimated 53,355 married men in the town. 53.6 percent of men over 15 years old in Anchorage are married, compared to the national average of 56.70%.

Female Population
The estimated female population in Anchorage is 128,615 which is 49.4 of the total population (Compared to the national average of 50.90%).

Female Population, Married in Anchorage, Alaska
There are an estimated 52,449 married women in the community. 53.8 percent of females over the age of 15 are married, compared to the national average of 52.10%.


AGE

Median Age in Anchorage, AK
The median age of people living in Anchorage, AK was 32.4 at the time of the last full census survey. (The United States average at the time was 35.3)

At that time, the number of people under the age of 5 living in Anchorage was 20,033. There were 184,412 people above the age of 18, which represents 70.9 percent of the entire population (compared to the national average of 74.30% ). 5.5 percent of the population (14,242) in the community was 65 years and over, compared to 12.40% nationally.


RACE

One Race Percent in Anchorage, AK
At the time of the last census survey, the number of people of one race in Anchorage, AK was 244,708.

White Population in Anchorage, AK
The estimated White population in the Anchorage community is 188,009, which is 72.2 percent of the total population (The U.S. average is 75.10%).

Black Population in Anchorage, Alaska
The estimated Black/African American population is 15,199, which is 5.8 percent of the total population in town (The U.S. average is 12.30%).

American Indian and Alaska Native Population in Anchorage, AK
In 2000, the number of American Indians or Alaska Natives in Anchorage, AK was 18,941.

Asian Population in Anchorage, Alaska
At the last survey, the total Asian population in the community was 14,433.

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Population in Anchorage, AK
The number of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders living in Anchorage was an estimated 2,423.

Other/Multiple Races
The number of residents identified as “some other race” was 5,703, while those of “two or more races” was 15,575 at the time of the last census.

Hispanic Population
The Hispanic population in the Anchorage community was 14,799, or 5.7 percent of the total population (compared to the national average of 12.50% percent).


HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS

Household Population in Anchorage, AK
The household population number in Anchorage was 253,269.

Group Quarters Population in Anchorage, AK
Group Quarters population in the community was 7,014.

Average Household Size in Anchorage, AK
The average household size in Anchorage is 2.67 (The average household size in the United States is 2.59).

Average Family Size
The average family size in the community is 3.19 (The average family size in the United States is 3.14).


HOUSING

Total Housing Units in Anchorage, AK
At the time of the last census survey, there were 100,368 total housing units in Anchorage.

The number of occupied housing units was 94,822, or 94.5 of the total units in town. Of these, 56,953 were owner-occupied (60.1), and 37,869 were renter-occupied (39.9, compared to the national average of 33.80%). There were also 5,546 vacant homes in Anchorage at the time of the last complete survey.

Median Home Values in Anchorage, Alaska
The total number of single family, owner occupied homes in the community was 44,192, with a median value in dollars of 160,700.

Monthly Owner Costs in Anchorage, AK
For homes with a mortgage, average monthly owner costs were $1,429 (national average was $1,088). For homes without a mortgage in Anchorage, average costs per month were $444 (national average was $295).


EDUCATION

High School Graduate or higher
At the time of the last survey, 144,409 people in the community had a high school degree, or 90.3 of the population (compared to the national average of 80.40%).

Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Anchorage, Alaska
46,240 people in Anchorage also had a Bachelor’s degree or higher, which represented 28.9 of the total population (National average was 24.40%).


MISCELLANEOUS

Civilian Veterans in Anchorage, AK
The number of Civilian Veterans in Anchorage was 30,920, or 17.6 percent of the total population (National average is 12.70%).

Disability Status in Anchorage, AK
In 2000, there were 34,280 people in Anchorage, AK listed as disabled.

Foreign Born in Anchorage, AK
At the time of the last complete survey, there were 32,809 people in Anchorage who spoke a language other than English at home. This represented 13.6 of the total population, compared to the national average of 17.90%.


LABOR STATISTICS

Percentage In Labor Force in Anchorage, Alaska
There were 143,350 in the labor force in Anchorage at the time of the last complete survey. This represented 74.4 of the total population, compared to the national average of 63.90%. Mean Travel Time to Work in minutes
From the most recent complete survey, the average commute time to work for local residents in Anchorage was 19.5 minutes, compared to the national average of 25.5 minutes.

Median Household Income in Anchorage, AK
The median household income in the community at the time of the last survey was $55,546. The median household income in the U.S. was $41,994.

Median Family Income in Anchorage, AK
In the last complete census survey, the median family income in the community was $63,682. Median family income in the U.S. was 50,046.

Per Capita Income in Anchorage, Alaska
Per capita income in Anchorage in the last full census was 25,287. Per capita income in the U.S. was 21,587.

Families below poverty level
According to the most recent survey,families living below the poverty line in Anchorage numbered 3,293, or 5.1 percent of the population. The percentage of families in America living below the poverty line was 9.20%.

Individuals below the poverty level in Anchorage, AK
Individuals living below the poverty line in the community was 18,682, or 7.3 percent . The percentage of individuals living beneath the poverty level in the country was 12.40%.


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