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Anchorage Demographics Profile

Statistic Anchorage Alaska National
Population 298,675 728,797 314,107,084
Population density (sq mi) 175 1 91
Median age 32.6 33.4 37.4
Male/Female ratio 1.0:1 1.1:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 52% 53% 55%
Speak English 82% 84% 79%
Speak Spanish 5% 3% 13%

Did You Know?

  • The population density in Anchorage is 14476% higher than Alaska.
  • The median age in Anchorage is 2% lower than Alaska.
  • In Anchorage 65.60% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Anchorage 5.90% of the population is African American.
  • In Anchorage 8.48% of the population is Asian.
  • It’s a good time to buy in Anchorage. Home Appreciation is up 2.3% in the last 12 months.
  • The median home price in Anchorage is $293,200.

Quick Facts About Anchorage


ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Anchorage is 5.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Anchorage jobs have Increased by 0.15 percent.
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Anchorage’s cost of living is 35.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
POPULATION
As of 2014, Anchorage’s population is 298,695 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 31.97 percent.
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Anchorage is $293,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 25.11%.
SCHOOLS
Anchorage public schools spend $16,123 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.6 students per teacher in Anchorage.