Population of Cities in Alaska (2019)

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.

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

Alaska has 0 cities with more than a million people, 1 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 3 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Alaska is Anchorage, with a population of 297,832 people.

Anchorage

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

297,832

Juneau

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

32,063

Fairbanks

Fairbanks is considered America's coldest city.

33,645

Wasilla

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

11,161

Sitka

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

8,788

Ketchikan

Ketchikan is the southeasternmost city in the state.

8,304

Kenai

Kenai has twice been named an All America City.

8,060

Palmer

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

7,747

Bethel

This city is accessible only by air or river.

6,426

Kodiak

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

6,122

Name 2019 Population
Anchorage297,832
Fairbanks33,645
Juneau32,063
Wasilla11,161
Sitka8,788
Ketchikan8,304
Kenai8,060
Palmer7,747
Bethel6,426
Kodiak6,122
Homer5,994
Soldotna4,836
Unalaska4,227
Barrow4,188
Valdez3,901
Nome3,854
Kotzebue3,134
Seward2,856
Houston2,545
Wrangell2,444
North Pole2,352
Dillingham2,286
Cordova2,265
Craig1,222
Akutan1,027
Sand Point1,026
King Cove965
Delta Junction955
Togiak870
Selawik816
Klawock811
Kwethluk753
Unalakleet714
Savoonga708
Gambell707
Hoonah706
Quinhagak702
Point Hope665
Noorvik662
Toksook Bay657
Shishmaref641
Stebbins575
Kake554
Wainwright552
Aniak546
Fort Yukon533
Nunapitchuk526
Kachemak495
New Stuyahok495
Thorne Bay485
Galena476
Chefornak454
St. Paul450
Napaskiak432
Manokotak429
Saxman424
Angoon420
St. Michael416
Buckland408
Brevig Mission402
Gustavus401
Hydaburg400
Nuiqsut396
Akiak383
Koyuk381
Napakiak376
Kivalina368
Nenana367
Kiana356
Elim343
McGrath327
Nightmute322
Eek321
Adak320
Anaktuvuk Pass318
Lower Kalskag309
Goodnews Bay290
Anderson286
Seldovia279
Huslia269
Grayling264
Shaktoolik258
Shungnak257
Tanana255
Nulato253
Ambler252
Teller239
Kaktovik232
Upper Kalskag231
Atqasuk228
Whittier217
Aleknagik216
Old Harbor215
Mekoryuk211
White Mountain203
Port Lions191
Kaltag182
Newhalen182
Coffman Cove177
Holy Cross167
Ruby160
Golovin160
Ouzinkie158
Nondalton155
Kobuk150
Wales149
Ekwok126
Chuathbaluk126
Tenakee Springs124
Deering123
Diomede118
Cold Bay116
Hughes115
Allakaket115
Egegik106
St. George96
Port Heiden94
Koyukuk90
Nikolai88
Chignik87
Eagle85
Larsen Bay84
Anvik83
Pelican82
Shageluk81
Akhiok71
Platinum66
Pilot Point65
Atka65
Clark's Point60
Port Alexander54
Kasaan47
Edna Bay43
False Pass39
Kupreanof26
Bettles12