Nationwide Claims to Fame

Anchorage is 3rd out of 6,406 other cities in Size in square miles

Statewide Claims to Fame

Anchorage is 1st in Alaska out of 11 other cities in Current population (2012)

Anchorage is 1st in Alaska out of 12 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Anchorage is 1st in Alaska out of 13 other cities in Retail sales

Anchorage is 1st in Alaska out of 15 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Anchorage is 1st in Alaska out of 22 other cities in Households

Anchorage is 1st in Alaska out of 22 other cities in Housing units

Anchorage is 1st in Alaska out of 22 other cities in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Anchorage is 2nd in Alaska out of 22 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Anchorage is 3rd in Alaska out of 22 other cities in Foreign born residents

Anchorage is 3rd in Alaska out of 22 other cities in Home median value

Anchorage, Alaska Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Anchorage Rank Alaska US
Current population (2012) 298,610 1st 731,449 313,914,040
Size in square miles 1,704.7 3rd 570,640.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 171.2 14th 1.2 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Anchorage Rank Alaska US
Residents younger than 5 7.5% 12th 7.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 26.0% 13th 25.6% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 7.2% 13th 8.5% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Anchorage Rank Alaska US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 92.1% 11th 91.4% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 32.3% 7th 27.2% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Anchorage Rank Alaska US
Race - White 66.0% 18th 67.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 5.6% 2nd 3.7% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 7.9% 10th 14.8% 1.2%
Race - Asian 8.1% 3rd 5.7% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2.0% 1st 1.2% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 8.1% 4th 7.1% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 7.6% 3rd 6.1% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 62.6% 18th 63.1% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Anchorage Rank Alaska US
Female residents 49.2% 8th 47.9% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 9.1% 3rd 6.9% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Anchorage Rank Alaska US
Housing units 113,032 1st 311,201 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 34.8% 5th 24.4% 25.9%
Households 105,123 1st 252,920 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 61.4% 15th 64.3% 66.1%
Home median value $276,200 3rd $235,100 $186,200
People per household 2.7 11th 2.7 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Anchorage Rank Alaska US
Income per capita $35,580 3rd $31,944 $27,915
Income per household $75,485 9th $69,014 $52,762
Income below poverty line 7.8% 13th 9.5% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Anchorage Rank Alaska US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 26,731 1st 68,728 27,092,908
Retail sales $4,482,714 1st $9,303,387 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $16,096 7th $13,635 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $933,301 1st $1,851,293 $613,795,732

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