Ketchikan, Alaska Population 2020

8,289

Ketchikan, Alaska's estimated population is 8,289 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Ketchikan, Alaska is the 6th largest city in Alaska based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 2205.99 people/mi² (851.73 people/km²).

The overall median age is 37.7 years, 36.8 years for males, and 38.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 103.0 males.

The median income for households in Ketchikan, Alaska is $, while the mean household income is $.

Ketchikan Ak Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ketchikan Ak was:

  • White: 59.30%
  • Native American: 16.76%
  • Asian: 11.67%
  • Two or more races: 10.18%
  • Other race: 1.08%
  • Black or African American: 0.95%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%

How Many People Live in Ketchikan, Alaska?

8,289
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20188,289210.25%
20178,268941.15%
20168,17410.01%
20158,173-57-0.69%
20148,230500.61%
20138,180-4-0.05%
20128,184330.40%
20118,151750.93%
20108,0761540.19%
20007,922-341-0.42%
19908,2631,0651.39%
19807,1982040.29%
19706,9945110.76%
19606,4831,2812.23%
19505,2025071.03%
19404,6958992.15%
19303,7961,2964.27%
19202,5001,5004.69%
19001,0000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,87759.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,37816.76%
Asian96011.67%
Two or More Races83710.18%
Some Other Race891.08%
Black or African American780.95%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.06%

Ketchikan Ak Population Pyramid 2020

Ketchikan Ak Median Age

37.7


Total

36.8


Male

38.7


Female

Ketchikan Ak Adults

There are 6,457 adults, (1,192 of whom are seniors) in Ketchikan Ak.

Ketchikan Ak Age Dependency

56.2

Age Dependency Ratio

22.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Ketchikan Ak Sex Ratio

Female

4,052

49.27%

Male

4,172

50.73%

Ketchikan Ak Households and Families

Ketchikan Ak Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ketchikan Ak Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.1%25.9%
All49.3%50.7%
Female34.7%65.3%
Non Family32.9%67.1%
Male32.1%67.9%

49.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,2782.4349.3
Non Family1,4031.3232.9
Married1,2843.1574.1
Female4263.6234.7
Male1653.132.1

3.06

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ketchikan Ak Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1512.67%
9th to 12th Grade3656.45%
High School Graduate1,79531.70%
Some College1,63828.92%
Associates Degree4598.11%
Bachelors Degree88815.68%
Graduate Degree3676.48%

Ketchikan Ak Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,4253,194793
Native American83170766
Asian711634252
Multiple Races35933642
Hispanic27923983
Other Race743813
Black635916
Islander444

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,308$41,490$30,780
Less Than High School$27,500$35,854$20,156
High School Grad$30,103$34,659$22,090
Some College$38,040$45,000$31,675
Bachelors Degree$40,156$43,750$37,054
Graduate Degree$63,708$71,563$56,667

$36,308

Average Earnings

$41,490

Average Male

$30,780

Average Female

Ketchikan Ak Language

Ketchikan Ak Language by Age

Ketchikan Ak Language

85.06% of Ketchikan Ak residents speak only English, while 14.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 10.11% of the population.

Ketchikan Ak Poverty

Ketchikan Ak Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,4544249.52%
Native1,31536327.60%
Multiple82114918.15%
Hispanic4728117.16%
Black702231.43%
Asian960171.77%
Other8944.49%

12.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.65%

Male Poverty Rate

11.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ketchikan Ak

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ketchikan Ak is Black, with 31.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ketchikan Ak is Asian, with 1.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.16%.

Name Poverty
High School13.00%
Less Than High School12.67%
Some College8.20%
Bachelors or Greater5.35%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed34.09%
Female Unemployed22.92%
Female Employed5.76%
Male Employed5.06%

Ketchikan Ak Income

Ketchikan Ak Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,132$74,432
Families$72,179$90,499
Married Families$89,712-
Non Families$36,958$47,844

Ketchikan Ak Marital Status

Ketchikan Ak Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.3%

Male Marriage Rate

44.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Ketchikan Ak Married by Age and Sex

Ketchikan Ak Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ketchikan Ak Marital Status by Race

Ketchikan Ak Veterans

571

Number of Veterans

533

Male Veterans

38

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam255
First Gulf War85
Second Gulf War74
Korea36
World War II21

Ketchikan Ak Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White43711.19%
Indian888.64%
Hispanic216.75%
2 or More133.02%
Black1320.63%
Other1214.46%
Asian80.99%

Ketchikan Ak Veterans by Education

3.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ketchikan Ak Employment Status

69.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Ketchikan Ak Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

42.12%

Born in Alaska

87.80%

Native Born

12.20%

Foreign Born

5.18%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.80% of Ketchikan Ak residents were born in the United States, with 42.12% having been born in Alaska. 5.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.