Latest Data (2018)
Population 291,538
Nationwide Rank 68

Quick Facts

Anchorage, Alaska is the 68th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Anchorage, Alaska is a municipality.

Anchorage, Alaska is currently 0.1% smaller than it was in 2010, the year of its peak recorded population.

Anchorage, Alaska's growth is about average. 59% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Anchorage, Alaska Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
58 Riverside, California 330,063 27.7%
59 Corpus Christi, Texas 326,554 17.7%
60 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 323,780 23.9%
61 Stockton, California 311,178 27.2%
62 Henderson, Nevada 310,390 73.1%
63 St. Paul, Minnesota 307,695 7.2%
64 St. Louis, Missouri 302,838 -12.7%
65 Cincinnati, Ohio 302,605 -8.6%
66 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 301,048 -9.7%
67 Greensboro, North Carolina 294,722 28.9%
68 Anchorage, Alaska 291,538 11.8%
69 Plano, Texas 288,061 28.4%
70 Lincoln, Nebraska 287,401 26.2%
71 Orlando, Florida 285,713 46.7%
72 Irvine, California 282,572 92.6%
73 Newark, New Jersey 282,090 3.4%
74 Toledo, Ohio 274,975 -12.3%
75 Durham, North Carolina 274,291 45.2%
76 Chula Vista, California 271,651 54.6%
77 Fort Wayne, Indiana 267,633 5.4%
78 Jersey City, New Jersey 265,549 10.6%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 291,538 68
2017 294,356 67
2016 298,192 66
2015 298,695 65
2014 301,010 64
2013 300,950 63
2012 298,610 63
2011 296,108 63
2010 291,826 64
2009 286,174 66
2008 280,471 66
2007 278,504 66
2006 279,935 65
2005 276,863 68
2004 274,852 68
2003 271,616 66
2002 268,163 66
2001 263,929 67
2000 260,586 66
1990 226,338 69
1980 174,431 78