Sitka, Alaska Population 2020

8,647

Sitka, Alaska's estimated population is 8,647 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Sitka, Alaska is the 5th largest city in Alaska based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 3.01 people/mi² (1.16 people/km²).

The overall median age is 38.8 years, 37.2 years for males, and 40.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 104.8 males.

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

Sitka Ak Demographics

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

  • White: 64.72%
  • Two or more races: 13.47%
  • Native American: 12.79%
  • Asian: 7.23%
  • Black or African American: 1.18%
  • Other race: 0.51%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%

How Many People Live in Sitka, Alaska?

8,647
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20188,647-39-0.45%
20178,686-52-0.60%
20168,738-40-0.46%
20158,778-61-0.69%
20148,839-134-1.49%
20138,973-46-0.51%
20129,0191331.50%
20118,88650.06%
20108,881460.05%
20008,8352470.28%
19908,5887850.96%
19807,8034,4338.76%
19703,3701330.40%
19603,2371,2374.93%
19502,0000.00%
19402,0009006.16%
19301,100-100-0.87%
19201,2001000.44%
19001,1000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,65564.72%
Two or More Races1,17713.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,11812.79%
Asian6327.23%
Black or African American1031.18%
Some Other Race450.51%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.09%

Sitka Ak Population Pyramid 2020

Sitka Ak Median Age

38.8


Total

37.2


Male

40.5


Female

Sitka Ak Adults

There are 6,799 adults, (1,268 of whom are seniors) in Sitka Ak.

Sitka Ak Age Dependency

58

Age Dependency Ratio

22.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Sitka Ak Sex Ratio

Female

4,267

48.83%

Male

4,471

51.17%

Sitka Ak Households and Families

Sitka Ak Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sitka Ak Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.7%24.3%
All57.9%42.1%
Male50%50%
Female49.5%50.5%
Non Family42%58%

57.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,5612.3757.9
Married1,5493.0375.7
Non Family1,4321.2742
Female3683.1849.5
Male2123.6650

2.99

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

8.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sitka Ak Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1011.64%
9th to 12th Grade2704.40%
High School Graduate1,74128.35%
Some College1,45323.66%
Associates Degree5739.33%
Bachelors Degree1,25620.45%
Graduate Degree74812.18%

Sitka Ak Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,0783,9021,684
Native American80772566
Multiple Races53449061
Asian439410133
Hispanic33129362
Black727020
Other Race265
Islander77

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 white people with a rate of 41.29%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,400$51,030$36,572
Less Than High School$43,021$53,500$30,972
High School Grad$35,448$44,306$29,830
Some College$40,383$42,936$34,116
Bachelors Degree$56,371$60,568$47,102
Graduate Degree$56,579$66,484$49,231

$42,400

Average Earnings

$51,030

Average Male

$36,572

Average Female

Sitka Ak Language

Sitka Ak Language by Age

Sitka Ak Language

88.27% of Sitka Ak residents speak only English, while 11.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 5.51% of the population.

Sitka Ak Poverty

Sitka Ak Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1,08822420.59%
White5,3181793.37%
Multiple1,13616714.70%
Asian627487.66%
Hispanic552223.99%
Black9177.69%
Other4436.82%

7.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.64%

Male Poverty Rate

8.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sitka Ak

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sitka Ak is Native, with 20.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sitka Ak is White, with 3.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.51%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.97%
High School7.37%
Some College6.14%
Bachelors or Greater3.61%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed22.67%
Male Unemployed7.80%
Female Employed4.52%
Male Employed3.60%

Sitka Ak Income

Sitka Ak Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$71,534$89,940
Families$89,911$109,484
Married Families$105,897-
Non Families$42,385$54,585

Sitka Ak Marital Status

Sitka Ak Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Sitka Ak Married by Age and Sex

Sitka Ak Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Sitka Ak Marital Status by Race

Sitka Ak Veterans

714

Number of Veterans

643

Male Veterans

71

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam286
Second Gulf War178
First Gulf War113
Korea29
World War II18

Sitka Ak Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White52411.51%
2 or More8012.07%
Indian657.18%
Hispanic5314.40%
Asian306.10%
Black1520.83%

Sitka Ak Veterans by Education

6.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sitka Ak Employment Status

71.5%

Labor Force Participation

67.2%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Sitka 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

41.52%

Born in Alaska

92.07%

Native Born

7.93%

Foreign Born

4.06%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.07% of Sitka Ak residents were born in the United States, with 41.52% having been born in Alaska. 4.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.