10 Largest Cities in Alaska

The largest city in Alaska is Anchorage, with a population of 282,958. Point MacKenzie is the fastest growing city in Alaska over the past 10 years, having grown 138.94% since 2010.

Rank Name 2021 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Anchorage282,958293,321-3.53%1661,706.80
2Juneau31,84831,3871.47%122,703.98
3Fairbanks29,85931,761-5.99%94031.76
4Badger18,91119,482-2.93%28865.64
5Knik-Fairview17,45714,92316.98%21083.21
6College12,79112,964-1.33%68318.72
7Wasilla11,5627,88646.61%93312.40
8Tanaina10,4648,19727.66%34530.35
9Lakes10,2068,36422.02%81112.59
10Kalifornsky8,5817,8509.31%12568.72
11Sitka8,3718,881-5.74%32,870.01
12Ketchikan8,3368,0783.19%2,1863.81
13Meadow Lakes8,1497,5707.65%10875.44
14Palmer7,9125,98232.26%1,5605.07
15Kenai7,8417,1379.86%26929.14
16Steele Creek7,7046,66215.64%8392.89
17Gateway7,0765,55227.45%32921.52
18Fishhook6,7884,67945.07%9472.17
19Bethel6,7126,10010.03%15144.51
20Homer6,1505,04621.88%44613.79
21Chena Ridge6,1115,7915.53%16836.45
22Kodiak5,5836,143-9.12%1,4233.92
23Farmers Loop5,2144,8537.44%23921.80
24Sterling5,1695,617-7.98%6677.78
25Soldotna4,7834,18814.21%6886.96
26Utqiagvik4,4434,2444.69%23718.77
27Unalaska4,4324,3701.42%43103.20
28Nikiski4,3164,493-3.94%6269.48
29Butte4,0153,24623.69%11933.79
30Valdez3,9033,986-2.08%18212.69
31Nome3,8403,6156.22%30012.80
32Goldstream3,5923,5570.98%4286
33Eielson AFB3,2292,64721.99%10829.89
34Kotzebue3,1843,219-1.09%12924.76
35Petersburg3,1362,9486.38%7144.17
36Seward2,8522,7274.58%20413.96
37Ridgeway2,7022,02233.63%16116.79
38Big Lake2,6783,350-20.06%23115.43
39Houston2,4701,92128.58%10323.94
41Wrangell2,4302,3712.49%12,556
40Deltana2,4302,2517.95%4568.11
42Dillingham2,2982,329-1.33%6933.34
43Cordova2,1912,246-2.45%3661.35
44Anchor Point2,1291,93010.31%2391.65
45Fritz Creek2,0741,9327.35%3853.96
46North Pole2,0662,130-3.00%5064.08
47Willow1,9872,102-5.47%3690.46
48Haines1,8631,7138.76%14113.23
49Prudhoe Bay1,7182,174-20.98%5378.48
50Metlakatla1,6541,40517.72%7172.31
51Lazy Mountain1,6501,47911.56%2858.63
52Ester1,6222,422-33.03%2564.24
53Kodiak Station1,5361,30118.06%6623.21
54Sutton-Alpine1,4581,4470.76%2557.60
55Funny River1,33187751.77%5026.71
56Tok1,2891,2582.46%10133.53
57Point MacKenzie1,264529138.94%8152.63
58Diamond Ridge1,2451,1567.70%2942.41
59Talkeetna1,23787641.21%4328.62
60Hooper Bay1,2271,09412.16%1647.50
61Cohoe1,2231,364-10.34%1769.91
62Craig1,2081,212-0.33%1816.69
63Bear Creek1,1781,956-39.78%3138.33
64Farm Loop1,1701,02813.81%1686.96
65Chevak1,07793415.31%9421.14
66Susitna North1,0711,260-15.00%4276.05
67Skagway1,05992015.11%1129.45
68Akutan1,0331,0280.49%1665.97
69Sand Point1,0189873.14%1287.98
70Salcha1,0061,095-8.13%1375.09
71Salamatof9929801.22%1248.03
72Buffalo Soapstone97585514.04%4422.05
73Healy9681,021-5.19%1686.96
74King Cove9569470.95%3924.66
75Delta Junction914952-3.99%6613.88
76Womens Bay90271925.45%2143.92
77Mountain Village8758147.49%2084.21
78Denali Park8725176.30
79Knik River86674416.40%1181.72
80Ninilchik836883-5.32%4207.25
81Selawik824833-1.08%3542.33
82Emmonak8157538.23%1644.97
83Togiak813818-0.61%1942.01
84Moose Creek7957476.43%5161.54
85Hoonah7857623.02%1345.87
86Kwethluk7767237.33%7710.12
87Alakanuk77467814.16%2432.20
88Kasilof75454937.34%7210.43
89Klawock743761-2.37%1,0910.68
90Quinhagak7186717.00%1754.10
91Point Hope7156785.46%1435.00
92Savoonga6996743.71%1195.87
93Unalakleet6896752.07%2412.86
94Toksook Bay68759216.05%2428.71
95Gambell6866850.15%6510.51
96Tuntutuliak67540865.44%6115.89
97Two Rivers663719-7.79%2427.67
98Noorvik655671-2.38%7820.84
99Yakutat649662-1.96%6100.37
100Kotlik63657810.03%2122.99
101Pilot Station6255699.84%3891.61
102Pleasant Valley614725-15.31%2031.07
103Shishmaref6095667.60%2602.34
104Happy Valley588593-0.84%788.20
105Wainwright5835594.29%5710.31
106Akiachak573627-8.61%817.05
107Stebbins5715592.15%1832.61
108St. Mary's56850811.81%1344.60
109Aniak55950311.13%906.19
110Big Delta556591-5.92%1246.40
111Kasigluk543569-4.57%4611.81
112Nunapitchuk5384978.25%776.99
113Scammon Bay52447410.55%1,1200.47
114Fox River517685-24.53%4125.39
115Kake516560-7.86%677.67
116Kipnuk511639-20.03%2520.26
117Fort Yukon508586-13.31%756.74
118South Van Horn493558-11.65%618.05
119New Stuyahok491510-3.73%1533.77
120Kachemak4884772.31%2951.66
121Chefornak48141914.80%925.24
122Cooper Landing47828965.40%765.75
123St. Paul477478-0.21%1142.62
124Naknek468544-13.97%681.54
125Marshall46141411.35%1144.06
126Angoon455459-0.87%1825.50
127Fox4484177.43%3412.99
128Gustavus4454430.45%1236.36
129Thorne Bay441474-6.96%1726.67
130Kongiganak433439-1.37%2271.91
131Galena428472-9.32%2417.65
132Nuiqsut4234054.44%488.89
133Manokotak422442-4.52%673.14
134Napaskiak4183878.01%1442.90
135Noatak415514-19.26%2616.03
136Buckland412418-1.44%4840.85
137Glennallen411483-14.91%4115.07
138St. Michael4104031.74%1921.75
139Tununak40132722.63%760.71
141Tyonek399171133.33%667.93
140Kwigillingok39932124.30%1723.79
142Brevig Mission3973901.79%1632.43
143Akiak39434713.54%2091.89
144Saxman3893812.10%4040.96
145Napakiak3783469.25%1882.01
146Tazlina37629726.60%468.22
147Kivalina375376-0.27%2301.63
149Koyuk3633348.68%715.10
148Hydaburg363377-3.71%1,2430.29
150King Salmon361374-3.48%2168.20
151Trapper Creek358481-25.57%1320.04
152Anderson35024841.13%842.20
153Russian Mission3433129.94%645.37
154Anaktuvuk Pass3413264.60%665.18
155Nenana339380-10.79%575.95
156Elim3373321.51%1272.66
157Kiana334335-0.30%1,7770.19
158Adak3263260.00%1032.87
159Nightmute32328114.95%398.96
160Eek3212929.93%4950.65
161Lower Kalskag32029010.34%2571.24
162Tuluksak319373-14.48%1092.93
164Newtok315354-11.02%2361.33
163Moose Pass31521943.84%1817.71
165McGrath300348-13.79%742.33
166Goodnews Bay28324415.98%853.33
167Seldovia2772558.63%7160.39
168Mentasta Lake266112137.50%1300.65
169Ambler2622591.16%2510.28
170Shungnak256263-2.66%328.05
171Shaktoolik2552521.19%2391.07
172Kaktovik2522414.56%3260.77
174Nikolaevsk246318-22.64%734.84
173Atqasuk2462345.13%639.12
175Copper Center245328-25.30%2012.50
176Mosquito Lake244309-21.04%377.17
177Huslia242276-12.32%1515.79
178Upper Kalskag23921610.65%673.56
179Tanana237247-4.05%2210.67
180Teller2352302.17%1581.49
181Nulato231265-12.83%641.09
183Point Lay22718920.11%828.51
182Clam Gulch22717628.98%1713.34
184Tetlin22312775.59%367.83
185Glacier View220234-5.98%1232.12
186Aleknagik214220-2.73%826.55
187Nanwalek212254-16.54%258.38
188Chickaloon210272-22.79%367.09
189Mekoryuk2091928.85%307.07
191Old Harbor207227-8.81%1316.19
190Nunam Iqua20718710.70%1811.57
192Whittier205220-6.82%1712.25
193Koliganek202209-3.35%1216.73
195White Mountain1931911.05%1061.82
194Hollis19311272.32%365.06
196Atmautluak189277-31.77%3130.60
197Grayling188195-3.59%1711.23
198Newhalen187191-2.09%316.03
199Arctic Village18515221.71%363.78
200Kokhanok1801705.88%920.98
201Cantwell178219-18.72%1119.02
204Port Graham1771770.00%286.39
203Minto177210-15.71%1132.61
202Lowell Point1771511.73
206Port Lions176194-9.28%354.99
205Alcan Border1761151.74
207Coffman Cove168179-6.15%1510.87
208Kaltag165191-13.61%821.64
209Seldovia Village160165-3.03%918.14
210Golovin1591571.27%384.13
211Lutak1581126.96
213Holy Cross156179-12.85%528.83
212Coldfoot156435.84
214Pitkas Point15510942.20%971.61
216Harding-Birch Lakes154299-48.49%1214.15
215Gakona154218-29.36%360.63
218Tanacross15313612.50%279.10
217Allakaket153172-11.05%1014.72
219Wales1511500.67%662.30
221Ouzinkie149161-7.45%275.54
220Kobuk149152-1.97%1015.51
222Ruby146167-12.57%217.03
223Fort Greely144539-73.28%1311.03
225Tenakee Springs1351313.05%1013.15
224Kenny Lake135355-61.97%1194.53
226Port Alsworth134159-15.72%622.56
227Nondalton133136-2.21%206.74
228Chuathbaluk12811610.34%294.47
229Ekwok12711510.43%816.75
230Naukati Bay12611311.50%264.79
231Venetie125166-24.70%523.01
234Dry Creek1191140.18
233Diomede1191162.59%492.43
232Deering119122-2.46%245.02
235Cold Bay1171106.36%253.41
236Nelchina116247.40
237Mud Bay114212-46.23%912.11
239Port Heiden1091026.86%246.77
238Chalkyitsik109138.50
240Egegik106109-2.75%429.55
241Northway102518.77
242Primrose100334.47
244St. George97102-4.90%334.78
243Perryville97113-14.16%911.17
246Sleetmute94195.59
245Oscarville94362.60
247Halibut Cove91118.32
248Chignik8992-3.26%810.95
249Koyukuk8896-8.33%155.74
250Pelican87834.82%1580.55
251Nelson Lagoon86188.10
252Red Dog Mine85309-72.49%168.85
253Gulkana84119-29.41%234.75
254Eagle8384-1.19%940.88
256Northway Village82352.35
255Nikolai8294-12.77%194.39
257Larsen Bay8187-6.90%204.03
259Chistochina80368.41
258Anvik8085-5.88%89.49
261Hughes79772.60%263.04
260Atka796129.51%98.47
262Crooked Creek75105-28.57%199.82
263Shageluk7483-10.84%710.22
266Tatitlek73107.25
265Silver Springs73114-35.96%282.56
264Crown Point73203.57
268Takotna72323.82
267Klukwan72521.39
269Igiugig71321.07
271Hope70192-63.54%151.72
270Beaver70320.52
273Platinum696113.11%147.27
272Chignik Lagoon69513.25
274Chenega68229.29
276Twin Hills67322.90
275Levelock67416.73
279Whitestone6497.07
278Circle64104-38.46%1106.04
277Akhiok6471-9.86%97.40
280Pilot Point6368-7.35%324.55
281Chitina61126-51.59%184.68
282Clark's Point6062-3.23%183.32
283Rampart57169.83
284Iliamna55109-49.54%137.22
285Port Alexander5052-3.85%143.50
286Chignik Lake49412.44
287Eagle Village48317
289South Naknek46187.45
288Kasaan4649-6.12%86.06
290Port Clarence45134.05
291Manley Hot Springs44154.61
292Tonsina43159.01
293Northway Junction4158.12
295Stony River40133.14
294Central40247.92
297False Pass39368.33%225.07
296Edna Bay3942-7.14%221.14
298Covenant Life37127.05
299Dot Lake Village3684.27
301Sunrise32213.02
300Excursion Inlet32156.33
302Pedro Bay31217.06
304Skwentna29438.69
303Karluk29155.94
305Whale Pass2831-9.68%119.86
306Aleneva2762.21
307Kupreanof26260.00%93.02
308Mendeltna24451.68
309Nikolski21132.05
312Red Devil20125.13
311Lake Minchumina20227.21
310Ferry2063.60
313Attu Station17142.54
314Stevens Village15111.65
315Hyder14117.07
317Lime Village1376.52
316Alatna1336.48
318Chicken12115.87
320Livengood11265.16
319Evansville1123.02
322Wiseman1078.02
321Bettles1013-23.08%71.52
323Ugashik9253.62
324Healy Lake766.76
325Beluga599.13
327Elfin Cove410.21
326Birch Creek48.07
329Portage Creek313.01
328Four Mile Road331.15
354Willow Creek191-100.00%37.05
353Whitestone Logging Camp10.96
352Tolsona45.29
351Susitna189.20
350Slana147-100.00%252.81
349Port Protection3.72
348Pope-Vannoy Landing55.63
347Point Possession41.98
346Point Baker0.88
345Petersville462.31
344Paxson304.99
343Nabesna160.26
342Mertarvik7.00
341McCarthy149.47
340Loring0.55
339Lake Louise48.06
338Ivanof Bay4.19
337Hobart Bay119.43
336Game Creek5.89
335Flat160.27
334Eureka Roadhouse185.78
333Dot Lake295.04
332Chisana79.39
331Chiniak38.73
330Chase168.76

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

Alaska Cities by First Letter

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

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