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 Location
Anchorage297,832Map
Fairbanks33,645Map
Juneau32,063Map
Wasilla11,161Map
Sitka8,788Map
Ketchikan8,304Map
Kenai8,060Map
Palmer7,747Map
Bethel6,426Map
Kodiak6,122Map
Homer5,994Map
Soldotna4,836Map
Unalaska4,227Map
Barrow4,188Map
Valdez3,901Map
Nome3,854Map
Kotzebue3,134Map
Seward2,856Map
Houston2,545Map
Wrangell2,444Map
North Pole2,352Map
Dillingham2,286Map
Cordova2,265Map
Craig1,222Map
Akutan1,027Map
Sand Point1,026Map
King Cove965Map
Delta Junction955Map
Togiak870Map
Selawik816Map
Klawock811Map
Kwethluk753Map
Unalakleet714Map
Savoonga708Map
Gambell707Map
Hoonah706Map
Quinhagak702Map
Point Hope665Map
Noorvik662Map
Toksook Bay657Map
Shishmaref641Map
Stebbins575Map
Kake554Map
Wainwright552Map
Aniak546Map
Fort Yukon533Map
Nunapitchuk526Map
Kachemak495Map
New Stuyahok495Map
Thorne Bay485Map
Galena476Map
Chefornak454Map
St. Paul450Map
Napaskiak432Map
Manokotak429Map
Saxman424Map
Angoon420Map
St. Michael416Map
Buckland408Map
Brevig Mission402Map
Gustavus401Map
Hydaburg400Map
Nuiqsut396Map
Akiak383Map
Koyuk381Map
Napakiak376Map
Kivalina368Map
Nenana367Map
Kiana356Map
Elim343Map
McGrath327Map
Nightmute322Map
Eek321Map
Adak320Map
Anaktuvuk Pass318Map
Lower Kalskag309Map
Goodnews Bay290Map
Anderson286Map
Seldovia279Map
Huslia269Map
Grayling264Map
Shaktoolik258Map
Shungnak257Map
Tanana255Map
Nulato253Map
Ambler252Map
Teller239Map
Kaktovik232Map
Upper Kalskag231Map
Atqasuk228Map
Whittier217Map
Aleknagik216Map
Old Harbor215Map
Mekoryuk211Map
White Mountain203Map
Port Lions191Map
Kaltag182Map
Newhalen182Map
Coffman Cove177Map
Holy Cross167Map
Ruby160Map
Golovin160Map
Ouzinkie158Map
Nondalton155Map
Kobuk150Map
Wales149Map
Ekwok126Map
Chuathbaluk126Map
Tenakee Springs124Map
Deering123Map
Diomede118Map
Cold Bay116Map
Hughes115Map
Allakaket115Map
Egegik106Map
St. George96Map
Port Heiden94Map
Koyukuk90Map
Nikolai88Map
Chignik87Map
Eagle85Map
Larsen Bay84Map
Anvik83Map
Pelican82Map
Shageluk81Map
Akhiok71Map
Platinum66Map
Pilot Point65Map
Atka65Map
Clark's Point60Map
Port Alexander54Map
Kasaan47Map
Edna Bay43Map
False Pass39Map
Kupreanof26Map
Bettles12Map