Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Population 2018

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska's estimated population is 294,356 with a growth rate of -1.02% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Anchorage Municipality, Alaska is the 1st largest county in Alaska.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017294,356-3,020-1.02%
2016297,376-1,945-0.65%
2016299,3211,3030.44%
2015298,018-2,278-0.76%
2014300,296-785-0.26%
2013301,0812,5610.86%
2012298,5202,2290.75%
2011296,2912,9211.00%
2010293,37067,03229.62%
1990226,33851,90729.76%
1980174,43149,88940.06%
1970124,54241,70950.35%
196082,8330.00%

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White192,329
Two or More Races29,351
Asian26,756
American Indian and Alaska Native20,963
Black or African American16,938
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6,797
Some Other Race6,187

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Median Age

32.8


Total

32.1


Male

33.6


Female

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Adults

There are 224,491 adults, (26,640 of which are seniors) in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska.

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Age Dependency

51.4

Age Dependency Ratio

13.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Sex Ratio

Female

146,640

48.99%

Male

152,681

51.01%

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Households and Families

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74%26%
All60.3%39.7%
Male51.1%48.9%
Non Family47%53%
Female45.8%54.2%

60.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All104,9692.7760.3
Married51,2553.4374
Non Family35,0931.3947
Female12,7303.4345.8
Male5,8913.8751.1

3.34

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

7.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Households

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Education

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,3732.81%
9th to 12th Grade7,4813.91%
High School Graduate45,85723.95%
Some College50,78826.53%
Associates Degree16,2758.50%
Bachelors Degree41,51221.69%
Graduate Degree24,14512.61%

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White126,969123,06652,546
Asian16,48913,1504,329
Hispanic12,87911,0532,589
Native American12,72410,7491,699
Multiple Races11,27510,4792,377
Black10,0779,0042,139
Other Race3,5222,969501
Islander3,2582,992347

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.93%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 41.38%.

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,004$54,101$40,437
Less Than High School$26,696$30,211$22,954
High School Grad$36,722$41,644$29,998
Some College$42,300$51,081$36,289
Bachelors Degree$56,915$71,685$47,498
Graduate Degree$75,663$89,063$66,772

$47,004

Average Earnings

$54,101

Average Male

$40,437

Average Female

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Language

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Language by Age

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Language

82.50% of Anchorage Municipality, Alaska residents speak only English, while 17.50% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Asian, which is spoken by 8.33% of the population.

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Poverty

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White175,4987,9834.55%
Asian26,5603,75614.14%
Multiple28,5333,22511.30%
Native19,9383,01715.13%
Hispanic25,1622,96611.79%
Black16,2142,76117.03%
Islander6,6291,05115.85%
Other5,91563910.80%

8.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.26%

Male Poverty Rate

8.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska is Black, with 17.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska is White, with 4.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.04%.

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.35%
High School9.63%
Some College4.90%
Bachelors or Greater2.24%

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed22.09%
Male Unemployed20.20%
Female Employed4.45%
Male Employed2.74%

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Income

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$80,862$102,500
Families$94,369$114,809
Married Families$110,649$131,712
Non Families$53,517$71,924

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Marital Status

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Married by Age and Sex

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Marital Status by Race

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Veterans

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Veterans by War

28,539

Number of Veterans

24,110

Male Veterans

4,429

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Second Gulf War9,655
Vietnam8,608
First Gulf War8,198
Korea1,099
World War II697

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 549,334
55 to 646,091
18 to 345,643
65 to 744,781
75+2,690

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White22,32715.13%
Black2,30419.93%
Hispanic1,4159.10%
2 or More1,2648.41%
Indian1,1997.94%
Asian8304.33%
Hawaiian3298.12%
Other2867.08%

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Veterans by Education

3.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Employment Status

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Employment by Age

73.7%

Labor Force Participation

66%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Employment by Race

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Anchorage29182629819263662.18%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990