Ketchikan, Alaska Population 2019

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 38 years, 36.9 years for males, and 39.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 105.3 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.4 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Ketchikan, Alaska is $56,372, while the mean household income is $70,490.

Ketchikan Ak Demographics

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

  • White: 60.15%
  • Native American: 15.99%
  • Asian: 12.04%
  • Two or more races: 10.25%
  • Other race: 0.92%
  • Black or African American: 0.60%
  • 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
White4,929
American Indian and Alaska Native1,310
Asian987
Two or More Races840
Some Other Race75
Black or African American49
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5

Ketchikan Ak Population Pyramid 2019

Ketchikan Ak Median Age

38


Total

36.9


Male

39.2


Female

Ketchikan Ak Adults

There are 6,438 adults, (1,189 of whom are seniors) in Ketchikan Ak.

Ketchikan Ak Age Dependency

56.1

Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Ketchikan Ak Sex Ratio

Female

3,992

48.71%

Male

4,203

51.29%

Ketchikan Ak Households and Families

Ketchikan Ak Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ketchikan Ak Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.2%26.8%
All51.5%48.5%
Male38.4%61.6%
Female37.3%62.7%
Non Family35.5%64.5%

51.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,2982.451.5
Married1,3643.1373.2
Non Family1,3601.2835.5
Female4023.4637.3
Male1722.9138.4

3.02

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

7.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ketchikan Ak Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1582.78%
9th to 12th Grade4237.44%
High School Graduate1,78131.34%
Some College1,66829.36%
Associates Degree4167.32%
Bachelors Degree84314.84%
Graduate Degree3936.92%

Ketchikan Ak Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,4673,224807
Native American79264252
Asian729643263
Multiple Races37234445
Hispanic29624866
Other Race60305
Black3630
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$35,510$40,663$29,863
Less Than High School$26,875$33,438$20,337
High School Grad$31,325$36,010$25,000
Some College$35,845$46,080$29,196
Bachelors Degree$39,554$44,609$36,350
Graduate Degree$61,333$62,083$57,750

$35,510

Average Earnings

$40,663

Average Male

$29,863

Average Female

Ketchikan Ak Language

Ketchikan Ak Language by Age

Ketchikan Ak Language

85.63% of Ketchikan Ak residents speak only English, while 14.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 10.13% of the population.

Ketchikan Ak Poverty

Ketchikan Ak Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,4853908.70%
Native1,24436629.42%
Multiple82615018.16%
Hispanic5038015.90%
Asian987383.85%
Black44613.64%
Other7545.33%

12.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.96%

Male Poverty Rate

12.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ketchikan Ak

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ketchikan Ak is Native, with 29.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ketchikan Ak is Asian, with 3.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.71%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School13.01%
High School12.24%
Some College10.52%
Bachelors or Greater1.22%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed31.41%
Female Unemployed22.01%
Female Employed5.25%
Male Employed5.07%

Ketchikan Ak Income

Ketchikan Ak Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,372$70,490
Families$68,438$84,518
Married Families$84,592-
Non Families$34,605$45,897

Ketchikan Ak Marital Status

Ketchikan Ak Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ketchikan Ak Marital Status by Race

Ketchikan Ak Veterans

633

Number of Veterans

586

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam257
First Gulf War148
Second Gulf War120
Korea36
World War II33

Ketchikan Ak Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White53213.36%
Indian687.21%
Hispanic4312.39%
2 or More112.38%
Other1115.71%
Asian111.33%

Ketchikan Ak Veterans by Education

5.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ketchikan Ak Employment Status

68.6%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

7.9%

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

41.96%

Born in Alaska

88.18%

Native Born

11.82%

Foreign Born

5.06%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

88.18% of Ketchikan Ak residents were born in the United States, with 41.96% having been born in Alaska. 5.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.