Population of Cities in Alaska (2018)

0
Over 1 Million
1
100,000 to 1 Million
3
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 3 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Alaska is Anchorage, with a population of 297,952 people.

Anchorage

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

297,952

Juneau

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

32,198

Fairbanks

Fairbanks is considered America's coldest city.

33,347

Wasilla

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

10,690

Sitka

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

8,802

Ketchikan

Ketchikan is the southeasternmost city in the state.

8,272

Kenai

Kenai has twice been named an All America City.

7,955

Palmer

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

7,498

Bethel

This city is accessible only by air or river.

6,410

Kodiak

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

6,145

Name 2018 Population
Anchorage297,952
Fairbanks33,347
Juneau32,198
Wasilla10,690
Sitka8,802
Ketchikan8,272
Kenai7,955
Palmer7,498
Bethel6,410
Kodiak6,145
Homer5,873
Soldotna4,763
Unalaska4,297
Barrow4,237
Valdez3,888
Nome3,835
Kotzebue3,171
Seward2,833
Houston2,460
Wrangell2,433
Dillingham2,312
North Pole2,312
Cordova2,245
Craig1,225
Sand Point1,032
Akutan1,030
King Cove973
Delta Junction948
Togiak865
Selawik827
Klawock806
Kwethluk753
Hoonah719
Unalakleet712
Savoonga707
Gambell705
Quinhagak701
Point Hope674
Noorvik670
Toksook Bay657
Shishmaref632
Stebbins574
Wainwright559
Kake557
Aniak545
Fort Yukon540
Nunapitchuk526
New Stuyahok502
Kachemak494
Thorne Bay485
Galena480
St. Paul465
Chefornak454
Manokotak435
Napaskiak432
Angoon428
Saxman422
St. Michael415
Buckland414
Gustavus410
Nuiqsut401
Brevig Mission401
Hydaburg400
Akiak383
Koyuk377
Napakiak376
Kivalina373
Nenana370
Kiana361
Elim342
McGrath330
Anaktuvuk Pass323
Adak323
Eek321
Nightmute317
Lower Kalskag309
Goodnews Bay284
Anderson281
Seldovia278
Huslia271
Shungnak261
Shaktoolik258
Ambler256
Tanana256
Nulato255
Grayling247
Teller238
Kaktovik235
Atqasuk231
Upper Kalskag231
Aleknagik218
Whittier216
Old Harbor216
Mekoryuk208
White Mountain203
Port Lions192
Kaltag183
Newhalen182
Coffman Cove178
Holy Cross169
Ruby161
Golovin160
Ouzinkie159
Nondalton156
Kobuk152
Wales149
Ekwok128
Chuathbaluk126
Tenakee Springs126
Deering124
Cold Bay118
Diomede118
Allakaket112
Egegik106
Hughes106
St. George99
Port Heiden95
Koyukuk91
Nikolai89
Chignik87
Eagle85
Larsen Bay85
Anvik84
Pelican84
Shageluk81
Akhiok71
Atka68
Platinum66
Pilot Point65
Clark's Point61
Port Alexander54
Kasaan48
Edna Bay43
False Pass40
Kupreanof26
Bettles12