10 Largest Cities in Alaska

The largest city in Alaska is Anchorage, with a population of 291,131. False Pass is the fastest growing city in Alaska over the past 10 years, having grown 1240.00% since 2010.

Rank Name 2022 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Anchorage291,131291,826-0.24%1711,706.80
2Fairbanks32,71131,5353.73%1,03031.76
3Juneau32,45131,2753.76%122,703.98
4Knik-Fairview20,17114,92335.17%24283.21
5Badger18,94119,482-2.78%28965.64
6College11,00612,964-15.10%58818.72
7Meadow Lakes9,5237,57025.80%12675.44
8Wasilla9,2987,83118.73%75012.40
9Tanaina8,9418,1979.08%29530.35
10Kalifornsky8,6157,8509.75%12568.72
11Sitka8,3748,881-5.71%32,870.01
12Ketchikan8,2208,0502.11%2,1553.81
13Kenai7,4887,1005.46%25729.14
14Steele Creek6,3936,662-4.04%6992.89
15Bethel6,3736,0804.82%14344.51
16Chena Ridge6,0595,7914.63%16636.45
17Sterling5,9785,6176.43%7777.78
18Palmer5,8785,937-0.99%1,1595.07
19Gateway5,7885,5524.25%26921.52
20Homer5,6265,00312.45%40813.79
21Kodiak5,4716,130-10.75%1,3943.92
22Fishhook5,1224,6799.47%7172.17
23Farmers Loop4,6744,853-3.69%21421.80
24Nikiski4,4484,493-1.00%6469.48
25Soldotna4,3784,1635.16%6296.96
26Unalaska4,2304,376-3.34%41103.20
27Valdez3,9873,9760.28%19212.69
28Big Lake3,9293,35017.28%34115.43
29Nome3,7193,5983.36%29112.80
30Butte3,6573,24612.66%10833.79
31Goldstream3,2473,557-8.72%3886
32Farm Loop3,0911,028200.68%4446.96
33Kotzebue3,0823,201-3.72%12424.76
34Seward2,7212,6931.04%19513.96
35Cordova2,6832,23919.83%4461.35
36Eielson AFB2,6022,647-1.70%8729.89
37Ester2,4142,422-0.33%3864.24
38Deltana2,3812,2515.78%4568.11
39Fritz Creek2,3121,93219.67%4353.96
40North Pole2,2692,1177.18%5554.08
41Dillingham2,2332,329-4.12%6733.34
42Willow2,2142,1025.33%3690.46
43Bear Creek2,1631,95610.58%5638.33
44Ridgeway2,1582,0226.73%12916.79
45Anchor Point2,1411,93010.93%2391.65
46Point MacKenzie2,116529300.00%14152.63
47Wrangell2,0792,369-12.24%12,556
48Houston1,9871,9123.92%8323.94
49Kodiak Station1,7471,30134.28%7523.21
50Akutan1,7011,02765.63%2665.97
51Haines1,6451,713-3.97%12413.23
52Susitna North1,6241,26028.89%6276.05
53Lazy Mountain1,5121,4792.23%2658.63
54Cohoe1,4931,3649.46%2169.91
55Metlakatla1,4641,4054.20%6352.31
56Hooper Bay1,4311,09330.92%1917.50
57Diamond Ridge1,3641,15617.99%3242.41
58Tok1,2391,258-1.51%9133.53
59Skagway1,21292031.74%1289.45
60Funny River1,14987731.01%4326.71
61Prudhoe Bay1,1382,174-47.65%3378.48
62Salamatof1,09898012.04%1378.03
63Talkeetna1,09187624.54%3828.62
64Buffalo Soapstone1,05585523.39%4822.05
65Craig1,0041,201-16.40%1506.69
66Hoonah96576026.97%1645.87
67Sutton-Alpine9561,447-33.93%1757.60
68Healy9541,021-6.56%1686.96
69Chevak9539381.60%8341.14
70Salcha9531,095-12.97%1375.09
71Delta Junction910958-5.01%6613.88
72Savoonga86767129.21%1485.87
73Point Hope86267427.89%1725.00
74Emmonak8377629.84%1694.97
75Ninilchik837883-5.21%4207.25
76Kwethluk83072115.12%8210.12
77Togiak8178170.00%1942.01
78Selawik805829-2.90%3452.33
79Knik River8027447.80%1081.72
80Quinhagak79866919.28%1954.10
81Unalakleet78168813.52%2732.86
82Alakanuk77267714.03%2432.20
83Womens Bay7477193.89%1743.92
84Happy Valley73759324.28%888.20
85King Cove721938-23.13%2924.66
86Kipnuk71663912.05%3520.26
87Klawock712755-5.70%1,0460.68
88Noorvik7006684.79%8350.84
89Gustavus69744257.69%1936.36
90Akiachak6876279.57%977.05
91Toksook Bay67259013.90%2328.71
92Kotlik67157716.29%2242.99
93Yakutat657662-0.76%7100.37
94Stebbins65055616.91%2032.61
95Wainwright64255615.47%6210.31
96Fox River636685-7.15%5125.39
97Two Rivers636719-11.54%2327.67
98Kasigluk63356911.25%5411.81
99Gambell632681-7.20%6010.51
100Scammon Bay62647432.07%1,3380.47
101Pilot Station62556810.04%3891.61
102St. Mary's61750721.70%1444.60
103Nunapitchuk61449623.79%886.99
104Mountain Village583813-28.29%1384.21
105Noatak58251413.23%3616.03
106Pleasant Valley582725-19.72%1931.07
107Shishmaref5785632.66%2472.34
108Buckland57641638.46%6760.85
109Kake541557-2.87%717.67
110Nuiqsut53440232.84%608.89
111Napaskiak52940530.62%1822.90
112Chefornak52441825.36%1005.24
113Kasilof521549-5.10%5010.43
114New Stuyahok5125100.39%1533.77
115Aniak5095011.60%826.19
116Marshall50841422.71%1254.06
117Trapper Creek5034814.57%2320.04
118Manokotak49844212.67%773.14
119Sand Point498976-48.98%627.98
120Kongiganak49643912.98%2601.91
121Moose Creek492747-34.14%3191.54
122South Van Horn491558-12.01%618.05
123Akiak48634640.46%2571.89
124Tuntutuliak48140817.89%4115.89
125Thorne Bay4764711.06%1826.67
126Galena4724700.43%2717.65
127False Pass469351240.00%1925.07
128St. Michael46840116.71%2221.75
129Kiana46536128.81%2,4730.19
130Kivalina45837422.46%2811.63
131Tuluksak45837322.79%1572.93
132Naknek456544-16.18%681.54
133Anaktuvuk Pass44532437.35%865.18
134Russian Mission44331241.99%835.37
135Brevig Mission43638812.37%1792.43
136Glennallen431483-10.77%4115.07
137Tununak42732730.58%760.71
138Eek42629643.92%6570.65
139Big Delta414591-29.95%946.40
140Atmautluak40827747.29%6750.60
141Fox404417-3.12%3112.99
142Glacier View40323472.22%2232.12
143St. Paul399479-16.70%942.62
144Fort Yukon396583-32.08%596.74
145Kwigillingok39232122.12%1623.79
146Hydaburg3803761.06%1,3010.29
147Saxman378411-8.03%3920.96
148Elim37433013.33%1412.66
149Napakiak3583541.13%1782.01
150Point Lay35818989.42%1328.51
151Cooper Landing35628923.18%565.75
152Nenana354378-6.35%595.95
153Copper Center3403283.66%2712.50
154Angoon337459-26.58%1325.50
155Nikolaevsk3303183.77%934.84
156Nightmute31228011.43%398.96
157Huslia31027512.73%2015.79
158Koyuk308332-7.23%605.10
159King Salmon293374-21.66%2168.20
160McGrath293346-15.32%742.33
161Kaktovik29123921.76%3760.77
162Atqasuk28423321.89%739.12
163Whittier28222028.18%2312.25
164Ambler2782587.75%2710.28
165Lower Kalskag278282-1.42%2231.24
166Shungnak2742624.58%348.05
167Northway26671274.65%1418.77
168Fort Greely263539-51.21%2411.03
169Goodnews Bay2622437.82%793.33
170Teller25322910.48%1701.49
171Chickaloon250272-8.09%467.09
172Tanana2462460.00%2310.67
173Nanwalek245254-3.54%298.38
174Harding-Birch Lakes243299-18.73%1214.15
175Nulato235264-10.98%641.09
176Tazlina234297-21.21%288.22
177Seldovia231255-9.41%5970.39
178Moose Pass2302195.02%1317.71
179Nunam Iqua22318719.25%1911.57
180Old Harbor216218-0.92%1316.19
181Grayling21419410.31%1911.23
182Clam Gulch21317621.02%1613.34
183Venetie21316628.31%923.01
184Upper Kalskag2122100.95%603.56
185Kenny Lake210355-40.85%1194.53
186Mekoryuk2101919.95%307.07
187Aleknagik209219-4.57%826.55
188Seldovia Village20516524.24%1118.14
189Shaktoolik204251-18.73%1911.07
190Kobuk19915131.79%1315.51
191Cantwell196219-10.50%2119.02
192Deering19412259.02%395.02
193Port Alsworth19215920.75%922.56
194Allakaket19110581.90%1314.72
195Willow Creek190191-0.52%537.05
196Manley Hot Springs18589107.87%354.61
197White Mountain185190-2.63%1011.82
198Newtok181354-48.87%1361.33
199Golovin17915614.74%434.13
200Koliganek177209-15.31%1116.73
201Holy Cross176178-1.12%628.83
202Wales17214518.62%752.30
203Port Lions166194-14.43%334.99
204Newhalen164190-13.68%276.03
205Anderson163246-33.74%442.20
206Gakona159218-27.06%360.63
207Port Graham158177-10.73%256.39
208Hope155192-19.27%351.72
209Kaltag152190-20.00%721.64
210Arctic Village151152-0.66%263.78
211Mud Bay149212-29.72%1212.11
212Kokhanok148170-12.94%720.98
213Naukati Bay14811330.97%314.79
214Tyonek148171-13.45%267.93
215Tanacross1461367.35%279.10
216Adak139326-57.36%432.87
217Minto138210-34.29%1132.61
218Ruby133166-19.88%197.03
219Mentasta Lake13111216.96%300.65
220Crown Point1277471.62%363.57
221Nondalton127164-22.56%196.74
222Tetlin126127-0.79%267.83
223McCarthy12328339.29%1149.47
224Pitkas Point12210911.93%761.61
225Mertarvik119177.00
226Coffman Cove117176-33.52%1110.87
227Tenakee Springs112131-14.50%913.15
228Ekwok111115-3.48%716.75
229Silver Springs111114-2.63%432.56
230Slana110147-25.17%252.81
231Twin Hills1097447.30%522.90
232Gulkana108119-9.24%334.75
233Iliamna108109-0.92%337.22
234Shageluk1048325.30%1010.22
235Chuathbaluk102118-13.56%234.47
236Pelican1008813.64%1820.55
237Port Heiden100102-1.96%246.77
238Primrose1007828.21%334.47
239Chignik99918.79%910.95
240Ouzinkie99161-38.51%185.54
241Koyukuk98962.08%175.74
242Chitina97126-23.02%184.68
243Sleetmute978612.79%195.59
244Tatitlek90882.27%127.25
245Circle89104-14.42%1106.04
246Nikolai8994-5.32%204.39
247Hughes877712.99%293.04
248Crooked Creek86105-18.10%199.82
249Klukwan8595-10.53%611.39
250Perryville84113-25.66%811.17
251Port Alexander845261.54%243.50
252Eagle8386-3.49%940.88
253Mosquito Lake82309-73.46%177.17
254Lowell Point7980-1.25%711.73
255Diomede77115-33.04%322.43
256Igiugig725044.00%321.07
257Chignik Lagoon7078-10.26%513.25
258Oscarville70700.00%272.60
259Pilot Point70682.94%324.55
260Levelock69690.00%416.73
261Clark's Point67628.06%203.32
262Anvik6685-22.35%79.49
263Skwentna663778.38%438.69
264South Naknek6579-17.72%187.45
265Whitestone6597-32.99%97.07
266Chiniak634734.04%238.73
267Rampart6324162.50%169.83
268Akhiok6171-14.08%87.40
269Central6096-37.50%247.92
270Chignik Lake5973-19.18%512.44
271St. George59102-42.16%234.78
272Stony River57545.56%183.14
273Halibut Cove5676-26.32%78.32
274Takotna56527.69%223.82
275Chenega5576-27.63%229.29
276Dry Creek5594-41.49%140.18
277Hollis55112-50.89%165.06
278Chalkyitsik5469-21.74%68.50
279Chistochina5493-41.94%368.41
280Platinum5361-13.11%147.27
281Atka5161-16.39%68.47
282Eagle Village5167-23.88%317
283Tonsina5178-34.62%159.01
284Excursion Inlet4612283.33%156.33
285Nelchina4359-27.12%147.40
286Nikolski4318138.89%132.05
287Pedro Bay43422.38%317.06
288Beaver4084-52.38%220.52
289Hyder4087-54.02%217.07
290Nelson Lagoon3952-25.00%188.10
291Cold Bay38108-64.81%153.41
292Coldfoot3810280.00%135.84
293Alcan Border36339.09%151.74
294Beluga362080.00%99.13
295Mendeltna3639-7.69%451.68
296Birch Creek35336.06%48.07
297Lake Minchumina3413161.54%227.21
298Port Protection3448-29.17%93.72
299Petersville314675.00%462.31
300Stevens Village2978-62.82%211.65
301Healy Lake2613100.00%66.76
302Kasaan2649-46.94%46.06
303Bettles2512108.33%161.52
304Egegik25109-77.06%129.55
305Karluk2537-32.43%55.94
306Lutak2549-48.98%126.96
307Elfin Cove242020.00%210.21
308Eureka Roadhouse2429-17.24%185.78
309Larsen Bay2487-72.41%64.03
310Paxson2440-40.00%304.99
311Dot Lake231376.92%295.04
312Game Creek231827.78%45.89
313Red Devil2223-4.35%125.13
314Kupreanof1927-29.63%63.02
315Livengood161323.08%265.16
316Chase1534-55.88%168.76
317Dot Lake Village1562-75.81%44.27
318Sunrise1518-16.67%113.02
319Four Mile Road1443-67.44%121.15
320Covenant Life1386-84.88%27.05
321Ferry1333-60.61%63.60
322Chicken12771.43%115.87
323Evansville1215-20.00%123.02
324Point Baker1215-20.00%140.88
325Alatna1137-70.27%36.48
326Point Possession113266.67%41.98
327Lake Louise946-80.43%48.06
328Lime Village929-68.97%76.52
329Susitna918-50.00%189.20
330Tolsona830-73.33%45.29
331Pope-Vannoy Landing660.00%55.63
332Portage Creek42100.00%13.01
333Wiseman314-78.57%78.02
334Nabesna25-60.00%160.26
335Ugashik212-83.33%253.62
336Hobart Bay110.00%119.43
337Chisana79.39
338Flat160.27
339Loring4-100.00%0.55
340Aleneva-137-102.70%62.21
341Ivanof Bay-17-114.29%4.19
342Whitestone Logging Camp-217-111.76%10.96
343Attu Station-421-119.05%142.54
344Port Clarence-424-116.67%34.05
345Red Dog Mine-55309-117.80%-168.85

Top 345 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

Alaska Cities by First Letter

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

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