Latest Data (2016)
Population 298,192
Nationwide Rank 66

Quick Facts

Anchorage, Alaska is the 66th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Anchorage, Alaska is a municipality.

Anchorage, Alaska is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Anchorage had its largest population ever.

Anchorage, Alaska's growth is about average. 50% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Anchorage, Alaska Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
56 Anaheim, California 351,043 6.6%
57 Santa Ana, California 334,217 -1.2%
58 Corpus Christi, Texas 325,733 17.4%
59 Riverside, California 324,722 25.6%
60 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 318,449 21.9%
61 St. Louis, Missouri 311,404 -10.2%
62 Stockton, California 307,072 25.5%
63 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 303,625 -9.0%
64 St. Paul, Minnesota 302,398 5.4%
65 Cincinnati, Ohio 298,800 -9.7%
66 Anchorage, Alaska 298,192 14.4%
67 Henderson, Nevada 292,969 63.4%
68 Greensboro, North Carolina 287,027 25.6%
69 Plano, Texas 286,057 27.5%
70 Newark, New Jersey 281,764 3.3%
71 Lincoln, Nebraska 280,364 23.1%
72 Toledo, Ohio 278,508 -11.2%
73 Orlando, Florida 277,173 42.3%
74 Chula Vista, California 267,172 52.1%
75 Irvine, California 266,122 81.4%
76 Fort Wayne, Indiana 264,488 4.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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