Sitka, Alaska Population 2019

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 38.9 years, 37.5 years for males, and 40.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 105.4 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 Sitka, Alaska is $70,765, while the mean household income is $84,007.

Sitka Ak Demographics

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

  • White: 64.84%
  • Native American: 14.32%
  • Two or more races: 11.95%
  • Asian: 6.90%
  • Black or African American: 0.96%
  • Other race: 0.60%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.42%

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
White5,712
American Indian and Alaska Native1,262
Two or More Races1,053
Asian608
Black or African American85
Some Other Race53
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander37

Sitka Ak Population Pyramid 2019

Sitka Ak Median Age

38.9


Total

37.5


Male

40.4


Female

Sitka Ak Adults

There are 6,833 adults, (1,225 of whom are seniors) in Sitka Ak.

Sitka Ak Age Dependency

57.1

Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Sitka Ak Sex Ratio

Female

4,290

48.69%

Male

4,520

51.31%

Sitka Ak Households and Families

Sitka Ak Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sitka Ak Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.9%23.1%
All56.6%43.4%
Male53%47%
Female46.2%53.8%
Non Family38.5%61.5%

56.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,5452.456.6
Married1,5253.0576.9
Non Family1,4331.2438.5
Female3853.546.2
Male2023.6253

3.06

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sitka Ak Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1031.67%
9th to 12th Grade2964.80%
High School Graduate1,63526.51%
Some College1,48324.04%
Associates Degree62110.07%
Bachelors Degree1,21019.62%
Graduate Degree82013.29%

Sitka Ak Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,1283,9641,690
Native American86274590
Multiple Races47142546
Asian429406137
Hispanic33429963
Black584413
Other Race4326
Islander14145

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 40.94%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,078$49,797$36,035
Less Than High School$43,750$44,375$43,333
High School Grad$33,810$40,972$29,107
Some College$40,500$44,592$34,073
Bachelors Degree$56,037$61,944$43,125
Graduate Degree$60,917$65,833$49,750

$42,078

Average Earnings

$49,797

Average Male

$36,035

Average Female

Sitka Ak Language

Sitka Ak Language by Age

Sitka Ak Language

89.63% of Sitka Ak residents speak only English, while 10.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 5.69% of the population.

Sitka Ak Poverty

Sitka Ak Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1,23533827.37%
White5,4352474.54%
Multiple1,01415415.19%
Asian603355.80%
Hispanic538336.13%
Black711622.54%

9.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.45%

Male Poverty Rate

10.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sitka Ak

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sitka Ak is Native, with 27.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sitka Ak is White, with 4.54% 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 9.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.48%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.46%
High School9.35%
Some College6.23%
Bachelors or Greater2.93%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.71%
Male Unemployed6.55%
Female Employed5.39%
Male Employed4.11%

Sitka Ak Income

Sitka Ak Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$70,765$84,007
Families$83,889$100,123
Married Families$102,993-
Non Families$43,456$54,539

Sitka Ak Marital Status

Sitka Ak Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.5%

Male Marriage Rate

48.9%

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

709

Number of Veterans

641

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam261
Second Gulf War205
First Gulf War136
World War II28
Korea9

Sitka Ak Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White54411.86%
2 or More6811.66%
Hispanic6617.51%
Indian555.51%
Asian316.47%
Black1118.97%

Sitka Ak Veterans by Education

6.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sitka Ak Employment Status

70.6%

Labor Force Participation

66.2%

Employment Rate

5%

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

42.09%

Born in Alaska

92.02%

Native Born

7.98%

Foreign Born

3.71%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.02% of Sitka Ak residents were born in the United States, with 42.09% having been born in Alaska. 3.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.