Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Population 2020

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska's estimated population is 294,264 with a growth rate of -0.99% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Anchorage Municipality, Alaska is the largest county in Alaska.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018291,538-2,726-0.93%
2017294,264-2,952-0.99%
2016297,216-397-0.13%
2015297,613-2,314-0.77%
2014299,927-1,228-0.41%
2013301,1552,9220.98%
2012298,2332,0790.70%
2011296,1542,8440.97%
2010293,31066,97229.59%
1990226,33851,90729.76%
1980174,43149,88940.06%
1970124,54241,70950.35%
196082,8330.00%

How Many People Live in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska?

294,264

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White186,52262.99%
Two or More Races29,1279.84%
Asian28,4459.61%
American Indian and Alaska Native21,8767.39%
Black or African American16,4395.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6,8902.33%
Some Other Race6,8132.30%

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Population Pyramid 2020

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Median Age

33.2


Total

32.4


Male

34.1


Female

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Adults

There are 222,915 adults, (29,492 of whom are seniors) in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska.

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Age Dependency

53.1

Age Dependency Ratio

15.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Sex Ratio

Female

144,968

48.96%

Male

151,144

51.04%

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Households and Families

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.2%26.8%
All60.9%39.1%
Male53.6%46.4%
Non Family49.2%50.8%
Female46.6%53.4%

60.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All106,5242.7160.9
Married52,0053.3873.2
Non Family36,3481.3849.2
Female12,2503.3946.6
Male5,9213.5453.6

3.26

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

7.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,7102.45%
9th to 12th Grade7,1573.73%
High School Graduate45,75323.83%
Some College49,99026.04%
Associates Degree16,6658.68%
Bachelors Degree42,07721.92%
Graduate Degree25,64213.36%

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White124,753121,07953,778
Asian17,83614,4984,484
Hispanic13,56911,5542,772
Native American12,81811,2211,730
Multiple Races11,33010,6862,831
Black10,1769,5742,056
Other Race4,1823,428516
Islander3,5893,192430

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.05%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 43.11%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$49,594$55,643$41,951
Less Than High School$27,632$31,550$22,159
High School Grad$37,509$41,906$31,174
Some College$43,388$50,564$37,514
Bachelors Degree$62,194$76,576$51,923
Graduate Degree$79,785$95,847$69,955

$49,594

Average Earnings

$55,643

Average Male

$41,951

Average Female

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Language

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Language by Age

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Language

82.29% of Anchorage Municipality, Alaska residents speak only English, while 17.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 8.71% of the population.

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Poverty

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White169,9009,0995.36%
Asian28,1754,59216.30%
Native20,6473,64117.63%
Multiple28,1843,08610.95%
Black15,7342,97918.93%
Hispanic26,0442,5819.91%
Islander6,8021,39020.44%
Other6,58270910.77%

9.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.39%

Male Poverty Rate

9.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska is Islander, with 20.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska is White, with 5.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.65%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.11%
High School11.84%
Some College5.72%
Bachelors or Greater2.66%

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Income

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$83,280$106,840
Families$97,571$119,992
Married Families$114,370$136,701
Non Families$56,642$74,925

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Marital Status

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.0%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Marital Status by Race

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Veterans

28,203

Number of Veterans

24,123

Male Veterans

4,080

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War10,469
First Gulf War8,347
Vietnam7,982
Korea963
World War II339

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White21,71315.13%
Black2,30420.37%
Hispanic1,66010.23%
2 or More1,55610.65%
Indian1,0296.72%
Asian9084.39%
Hawaiian3708.66%
Other3236.42%

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Veterans by Education

4.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Employment Status

72.7%

Labor Force Participation

65.2%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska 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

37.05%

Born in Alaska

89.31%

Native Born

10.69%

Foreign Born

4.02%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.31% of Anchorage Municipality, Alaska residents were born in the United States, with 37.05% having been born in Alaska. 4.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Population of Cities in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska

  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