10 Largest Cities in Alaska

The largest city in Alaska is Anchorage with a population of 285,634. Willow Creek is the fastest growing city in Alaska over the past 10 years, having grown since 2010.
Rank Name 2020 Pop 2010 Census Change Density (km²)
1Anchorage285,634293,310-2.62%65
2Juneau31,43531,3860.16%4
3Fairbanks30,99631,760-2.41%377
4Badger18,79219,482-3.54%111
5Knik-Fairview17,51314,92317.36%81
6College13,70912,9645.75%283
7Wasilla11,4357,89644.82%356
8Tanaina10,5208,19728.34%134
9Lakes10,0988,36420.73%310
10Sitka8,5438,881-3.81%1
11Ketchikan8,4778,0764.97%858
12Kalifornsky8,1347,8503.62%46
13Kenai7,8147,1389.47%104
14Palmer7,6585,99027.85%583
15Meadow Lakes7,6567,5701.14%39
16Steele Creek7,3806,66210.78%31
17Gateway7,0375,55226.75%126
18Bethel6,4696,0996.07%56
19Fishhook6,2034,67932.57%33
20Homer6,0085,04918.99%168
21Chena Ridge5,9035,7911.93%63
22Kodiak5,7926,143-5.71%570
23Farmers Loop5,5354,85314.05%98
24Sterling5,3215,617-5.27%26
25Soldotna4,7974,18814.54%266
26Utqiagvik4,6164,2438.79%95
27Nikiski4,5754,4931.83%25
28Unalaska4,5314,3713.66%17
29Goldstream4,3893,55723.39%20
30Butte3,9293,24621.04%45
31Nome3,8803,6157.33%117
32Valdez3,7623,985-5.60%7
33Kotzebue3,3603,2184.41%52
34Petersburg3,1062,9485.36%27
35Eielson AFB2,9792,64712.54%38
36Big Lake2,7653,350-17.46%9
37Ridgeway2,6172,02229.43%60
38Deltana2,6132,25116.08%2
39Seward2,5732,726-5.61%71
40Houston2,5241,91931.53%41
41Wrangell2,5232,3716.41%
42Dillingham2,3722,3291.85%27
43Cordova2,1322,246-5.08%13
44Willow2,1262,1021.14%1
45North Pole2,1092,130-0.99%199
46Anchor Point2,0931,9308.45%9
47Fritz Creek1,9561,9321.24%14
48Prudhoe Bay1,8932,174-12.93%2
49Haines1,8701,7139.17%55
50Lazy Mountain1,8001,47921.70%12
51Metlakatla1,6351,40516.37%274
52Sutton-Alpine1,5861,4479.61%11
53Bear Creek1,4651,956-25.10%15
54Kodiak Station1,3541,3014.07%23
55Craig1,3131,2128.33%76
56Ester1,3122,422-45.83%8
57Diamond Ridge1,2851,15611.16%12
58Hooper Bay1,2591,09415.08%65
59Funny River1,25187742.65%18
60Sand Point1,23498725.03%60
61Cohoe1,2171,364-10.78%7
62Tok1,1601,258-7.79%3
63King Cove1,13994720.27%18
64Farm Loop1,1371,02810.60%63
65Chevak1,09193416.81%368
66Akutan1,0681,0283.89%6
67Healy1,0221,0210.10%1
68Salamatof1,0159803.57%49
69Skagway1,0059209.24%41
70Salcha9951,095-9.13%5
71Point MacKenzie97652984.50%2
72Womens Bay96771934.49%9
73Talkeetna96587610.16%13
74Delta Junction941952-1.16%26
75Mountain Village8908149.34%82
76Susitna North8821,260-30.00%1
77Buffalo Soapstone8718551.87%15
78Selawik8658333.84%143
79Denali Park8562
80Togiak8438183.06%8
81Knik River83374411.96%4
82Emmonak8197637.34%64
83Klawock8157617.10%462
84Hoonah8027605.53%53
85Moose Creek7947476.29%199
86Alakanuk78567815.78%9
87Kwethluk7607235.12%29
88Ninilchik749883-15.18%1
89Point Hope7406789.14%57
90Savoonga7056744.60%46
91Quinhagak7056715.07%66
92Unalakleet7036783.69%95
93Gambell7006852.19%26
94Noorvik6936713.28%319
95Toksook Bay68959216.39%9
96Yakutat6656620.45%3
97Happy Valley65659310.62%3
98Kotlik63757810.21%82
99Pilot Station63456811.62%152
100Shishmaref6175669.01%102
101Kipnuk613639-4.07%12
102Wainwright6105599.12%23
103Fox River594685-13.28%2
104St. Mary's57550713.41%5
105Kasigluk5745690.88%19
106Pleasant Valley569725-21.52%7
107Cooper Landing56928996.89%3
108Akiachak567627-9.57%31
109Tuntutuliak56640838.73%2
110Fox56641735.73%17
111Stebbins5655591.07%7
112South Van Horn552558-1.08%26
113Kake551560-1.61%28
114Aniak5495039.15%34
115Scammon Bay54647415.19%450
116Fort Yukon537586-8.36%31
117Kasilof531549-3.28%20
118Nunapitchuk5304986.43%29
119New Stuyahok5115100.20%6
120St. Paul5004784.60%5
121Kachemak4884772.31%114
122Chefornak48741916.23%36
123Thorne Bay471474-0.63%7
124Marshall46741412.80%44
125Naknek464544-14.71%2
126Galena463472-1.91%10
127Angoon4614590.44%7
128Big Delta457591-22.67%4
129Gustavus4484431.13%5
130Nuiqsut4444049.90%19
131Kongiganak4414390.46%89
132Manokotak436442-1.36%2
133Buckland4324183.35%196
134Noatak422514-17.90%10
135Napaskiak42038010.53%56
136Tuluksak41537311.26%55
137St. Michael4154032.98%7
138Akiak41234718.73%84
139Brevig Mission4013902.82%64
140Two Rivers399719-44.51%6
141Saxman3943793.96%158
142King Salmon3853742.94%1
143Kivalina3833761.86%91
144Hydaburg3833771.59%507
145Trapper Creek382481-20.58%
146Kwigillingok37932118.07%6
147Napakiak3723467.51%71
148Koyuk37133411.08%28
149Nenana363380-4.47%24
150Newtok3603541.69%104
151Moose Pass35721963.01%8
152Tazlina35429719.19%17
153Anaktuvuk Pass3523267.98%26
154Russian Mission34631210.90%25
155Tyonek344171101.17%2
156Kiana3433342.69%704
157Elim3413322.71%50
158Anderson34124837.50%3
159Tununak3393273.67%2
160Adak3293260.92%4
161Nightmute32628116.01%1
162McGrath318348-8.62%3
163Lower Kalskag3152908.62%98
164Eek3142927.53%187
165Copper Center299328-8.84%9
166Glennallen289483-40.17%1
167Goodnews Bay27724413.52%32
168Shungnak2712633.04%13
169Seldovia2712565.86%270
170Ambler2662592.70%10
171Kaktovik2622418.71%131
172Nikolaevsk261318-17.92%3
173Huslia260276-5.80%6
174Tanana2592474.86%9
175Shaktoolik2592522.78%94
176Atqasuk2562349.40%3
177Point Lay25118932.80%3
178Nulato245265-7.55%2
179Chickaloon241272-11.40%1
180Teller2372303.04%61
181Upper Kalskag2352168.80%26
182Minto2292109.05%1
183Aleknagik2202200.00%3
184Old Harbor213227-6.17%5
185Nanwalek212254-16.54%10
186Nunam Iqua21118712.83%7
187Harding-Birch Lakes209299-30.10%
188Atmautluak209277-24.55%134
189Glacier View208234-11.11%
190Mentasta Lake20511283.04%
191Mekoryuk2051926.77%11
192White Mountain2041916.81%43
193Whittier201220-8.64%6
194Grayling1991952.05%7
195Clam Gulch19717611.93%6
196Port Graham1921778.47%12
197Newhalen190191-0.52%12
198Port Lions183195-6.15%14
199Mosquito Lake183309-40.78%1
200Cantwell183219-16.44%1
201Coffman Cove178179-0.56%6
202Alcan Border177
203Nelchina1711
204Kaltag169191-11.52%3
205Lowell Point1675
206Seldovia Village164165-0.61%3
207Holy Cross164179-8.38%2
208Allakaket162172-5.81%4
209Koliganek161209-22.97%4
210Golovin1611572.55%15
211Fort Greely161539-70.13%6
212Kobuk1571523.29%4
213Ouzinkie155161-3.73%11
214Lutak154
215Cold Bay15311039.09%1
216Arctic Village1531520.66%1
217Wales1511500.67%25
218Ruby151167-9.58%8
219Port Alsworth151159-5.03%3
220Kokhanok150170-11.76%3
221Mud Bay149212-29.72%5
222Gakona148218-32.11%1
223Tetlin14412713.39%1
224Venetie141166-15.06%2
225Tanacross1411363.68%1
226Tenakee Springs1361313.82%4
227Ekwok13311515.65%3
228Dry Creek133
229Coldfoot1321
230Nondalton130136-4.41%7
231Hollis12711213.39%1
232Chuathbaluk1271169.48%11
233Deering1241230.81%10
234Pitkas Point12210911.93%29
235Silver Springs1201145.26%18
236Diomede1191162.59%19
237Chalkyitsik1155
238Naukati Bay112113-0.88%9
239Port Heiden1111028.82%1
240Egegik106109-2.75%1
241St. George1051022.94%1
242Northway1022
243Atka1026167.21%5
244Northway Village10016
245Primrose991
246Chitina98126-22.22%
247Koyukuk9196-5.21%6
248Crooked Creek90105-14.29%
249Chignik9092-2.17%3
250Pelican87834.82%61
251Perryville86113-23.89%3
252Nikolai8694-8.51%8
253Eagle85841.19%37
254Chistochina85
255Hughes84779.09%11
256Sleetmute83
257Larsen Bay8387-4.60%8
258Anvik8385-2.35%3
259Red Dog Mine82309-73.46%
260Shageluk8183-2.41%3
261Whitestone804
262Manley Hot Springs801
263Tatitlek784
264Levelock762
265Chignik Lagoon752
266Nelson Lagoon74
267Circle74104-28.85%
268Akhiok72711.41%4
269Halibut Cove713
270Platinum66618.20%1
271Pilot Point6568-4.41%1
272Oscarville649
273Twin Hills631
274Iliamna63109-42.20%1
275Igiugig621
276Clark's Point6162-1.61%7
277Rampart60
278Crown Point586
279Hope55192-71.35%
280False Pass553652.78%1
281Gulkana52119-56.30%1
282Port Alexander5152-1.92%6
283Chignik Lake512
284Kasaan4849-2.04%3
285Chenega481
286Klukwan4713
287Central47
288Beaver461
289Karluk44
290Port Clarence43
291Skwentna42
292Stony River415
293South Naknek41
294Sunrise401
295Edna Bay4042-4.76%1
296Port Protection384
297Dot Lake Village383
298Northway Junction372
299Covenant Life35
300Excursion Inlet33
301Whale Pass31310.00%1
302Tonsina28
303Aleneva27
304Nikolski26
305Mendeltna26
306Kupreanof26260.00%3
307Eagle Village251
308Takotna23
309Red Devil21
310Pedro Bay20
311Attu Station17
312Ferry16
313Hyder15
314Lake Minchumina14
315Wiseman13
316Chicken13
317Bettles13130.00%3
318Elfin Cove12
319Stevens Village11
320Evansville11
321Lake Louise9
322Kenny Lake9355-97.46%
323Chase9
324Ugashik8
325Lime Village8
326Livengood4
327Healy Lake4
328Four Mile Road41
329Beluga4
330Alatna4
331Birch Creek2
332Willow Creek191-100.00%
333Whitestone Logging Camp
334Tolsona
335Susitna
336Slana147-100.00%
337Portage Creek
338Pope-Vannoy Landing
339Point Possession
340Point Baker
341Petersville
342Paxson
343Nabesna
344Mertarvik
345McCarthy
346Loring
347Ivanof Bay
348Hobart Bay
349Game Creek
350Flat
351Eureka Roadhouse
352Dot Lake
353Chisana
354Chiniak

Top 354 Cities in Alaska by Population

As one of the United States’ least populated countries, it’s no surprise that Alaska doesn’t have any single city with a massive population. The entire state, despite being the largest state in the country, doesn’t even reach one million residents in terms of total population. It’s most populated city, Anchorage, has a population that hasn’t yet surpassed 300,000. The city is the only one that has a population that exceeds 100,000. There are just two cities that have populations that range between 10,000 and 100,000 people: Juneau and Fairbanks.

There is a total of 148 incorporated cities in Alaska. These are broken down into the following groups: four unified home rule municipalities, ten home rule cities, nineteen first class cities, and 115 second class cities. In order to be classified as a home rule or first class city, Alaska law dictates that a city must have at least 400 residents. The incorporated cities of Alaska cover just over 2% of the state’s total land area, yet over 69% of the population lives within these areas. Most of the state’s incorporated cities fall among the four unified home rule municipalities.

Map of Cities in Alaska

  1. US Census Annual Estimates - 2020 Estimates Calculated via Linear Projection of Previous Estimates