Population of Cities in Alaska (2017)

0
Over 1 Million
1
100,000 to 1 Million
2
10,000 to 100,000

As one of the United States’ least populated countries, it’s no surprise that Alaska doesn’t have any single city with a massive population. The entire state, despite being the largest state in the country, doesn’t even reach one million residents in terms of total population. It’s most populated city, Anchorage, has a population that hasn’t yet surpassed 300,000. The city is the only one that has a population that exceeds 100,000. There are just two cities that have populations that range between 10,000 and 100,000 people: Juneau and Fairbanks.

There is a total of 148 incorporated cities in Alaska. These are broken down into the following groups: four unified home rule municipalities, ten home rule cities, nineteen first class cities, and 115 second class cities. In order to be classified as a home rule or first class city, Alaska law dictates that a city must have at least 400 residents. The incorporated cities of Alaska cover just over 2% of the state’s total land area, yet over 69% of the population lives within these areas. Most of the state’s incorporated cities fall among the four unified home rule municipalities.

Alaska has 0 cities with more than a million people, 1 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 2 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Alaska is Anchorage, with a population of 298,192 people.

Anchorage

Over 40% of the state's total population resides in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city.

298,192

Juneau

Juneau is Alaska's capital city and second most populous city in the state.

32,468

Fairbanks

Fairbanks is considered America's coldest city.

32,751

Wasilla

Sarah Palin was the mayor of Wasilla before being elected as Governor of Alaska.

9,748

Sitka

Sitka is the largest city-borough in the United States.

8,830

Ketchikan

Ketchikan is the southeasternmost city in the state.

8,208

Kenai

Kenai has twice been named an All America City.

7,745

Palmer

This city was named after entrepreneur George Palmer, who built a trading post in the area.

7,000

Bethel

This city is accessible only by air or river.

6,378

Kodiak

The city is located on Kodiak Island and can be accessed by ferry or airline.

6,191

Name 2017 Population
Anchorage298,192
Fairbanks32,751
Juneau32,468
Wasilla9,748
Sitka8,830
Ketchikan8,208
Kenai7,745
Palmer7,000
Bethel6,378
Kodiak6,191
Homer5,631
Soldotna4,617
Unalaska4,437
Barrow4,335
Valdez3,862
Nome3,797
Kotzebue3,245
Seward2,787
Wrangell2,411
Dillingham2,364
Houston2,290
North Pole2,232
Cordova2,205
Craig1,231
Hooper Bay1,180
Chevak1,049
Sand Point1,044
Akutan1,036
King Cove989
Delta Junction934
Togiak855
Mountain Village851
Selawik849
Emmonak804
Klawock796
Kwethluk753
Alakanuk750
Hoonah745
Unalakleet708
Savoonga705
Gambell701
Quinhagak699
Point Hope692
Noorvik686
Toksook Bay657
Kotlik620
Shishmaref614
Pilot Station607
Wainwright573
Stebbins572
Kake563
Fort Yukon554
Aniak543
Nunapitchuk526
Scammon Bay519
New Stuyahok516
Galena488
Thorne Bay485
Chefornak454
Manokotak447
Marshall445
Angoon444
Gustavus428
Buckland426
Nuiqsut411
Hydaburg400
Brevig Mission399
Kivalina383
Akiak383
Nenana376
Napakiak376
Kiana371
Koyuk369
Elim340
Anaktuvuk Pass333
Russian Mission331
Adak329
Eek321
Lower Kalskag309
Nightmute307
Seldovia276
Huslia275
Goodnews Bay272
Anderson271
Shungnak269
Ambler264
Nulato259
Tanana258
Shaktoolik258
Kaktovik241
Atqasuk237
Teller236
Aleknagik222
Old Harbor218
Whittier214
Grayling213
White Mountain203
Mekoryuk202
Nunam Iqua200
Port Lions194
Kaltag185
Coffman Cove180
Holy Cross173
Ruby163
Ouzinkie161
Nondalton158
Kobuk156
Wales149
Ekwok132
Tenakee Springs130
Deering126
Cold Bay122
Allakaket106
Egegik106
Port Heiden97
Koyukuk93
Nikolai91
Pelican88
Hughes88
Chignik87
Larsen Bay87
Anvik86
Eagle85
Shageluk81
Atka74
Platinum66
Pilot Point65
Port Alexander54
False Pass42