10 Largest Cities in Alaska

The largest city in Alaska is Anchorage with a population of 293,531. Point MacKenzie is the fastest growing city in Alaska over the past 10 years, having grown 138.94% since 2010.
Rank Name 2020 Pop 2010 Census Change Density (km²)
1Anchorage293,531291,8260.58%66
2Juneau32,22731,2753.04%5
3Fairbanks31,55131,5350.05%384
4Badger18,91119,482-2.93%111
5Knik-Fairview17,45714,92316.98%81
6College12,79112,964-1.33%264
7Tanaina10,4648,19727.66%133
8Lakes10,2068,36422.02%313
9Wasilla10,0717,83128.60%314
10Sitka8,6408,881-2.71%1
11Kalifornsky8,5817,8509.31%48
12Ketchikan8,2288,0502.21%833
13Meadow Lakes8,1497,5707.65%42
14Kenai7,7427,1009.04%103
15Steele Creek7,7046,66215.64%32
16Palmer7,1315,93720.11%543
17Gateway7,0765,55227.45%127
18Fishhook6,7884,67945.07%36
19Bethel6,4726,0806.45%56
20Chena Ridge6,1115,7915.53%65
21Kodiak6,0226,130-1.76%592
22Homer5,7095,00314.11%160
23Farmers Loop5,2144,8537.44%92
24Sterling5,1695,617-7.98%26
25Unalaska4,7244,3767.95%18
26Soldotna4,6494,16311.67%258
27Utqiagvik4,41691
28Nikiski4,3164,493-3.94%24
29Butte4,0153,24623.69%46
30Nome3,8503,5987.00%116
31Valdez3,8473,976-3.24%7
32Goldstream3,5923,5570.98%16
33Kotzebue3,2873,2012.69%51
34Eielson AFB3,2292,64721.99%42
35Petersburg3,1362,9486.38%27
36Cordova2,8292,23926.35%18
37Seward2,7732,6932.97%77
38North Pole2,7402,11729.43%259
39Ridgeway2,7022,02233.63%62
40Big Lake2,6783,350-20.06%9
41Wrangell2,5022,3695.61%
42Deltana2,4302,2517.95%2
43Dillingham2,2152,329-4.89%26
44Anchor Point2,1291,93010.31%9
45Fritz Creek2,0741,9327.35%15
46Willow1,9872,102-5.47%1
47Houston1,9771,9123.40%32
48Haines1,8631,7138.76%54
49Prudhoe Bay1,7182,174-20.98%2
50Metlakatla1,6541,40517.72%277
51Lazy Mountain1,6501,47911.56%11
52Ester1,6222,422-33.03%10
53Kodiak Station1,5361,30118.06%26
54Sutton-Alpine1,4581,4470.76%10
55Funny River1,33187751.77%19
56Sand Point1,30997634.12%63
57Tok1,2891,2582.46%4
58Point MacKenzie1,264529138.94%3
59Diamond Ridge1,2451,1567.70%11
60Talkeetna1,23787641.21%17
61Cohoe1,2231,364-10.34%7
62Craig1,1891,201-1.00%69
63Bear Creek1,1781,956-39.78%12
64Farm Loop1,1701,02813.81%65
65King Cove1,14793822.28%18
66Hooper Bay1,1411,0934.39%59
67Susitna North1,0711,260-15.00%1
68Skagway1,05992015.11%43
69Chevak1,03793810.55%350
70Salcha1,0061,095-8.13%5
71Delta Junction9939583.65%28
72Salamatof9929801.22%48
73Nunapitchuk99049699.60%55
74Savoonga97567145.31%64
75Buffalo Soapstone97585514.04%17
76Healy9681,021-5.19%1
77Womens Bay90271925.45%8
78Quinhagak87666930.94%82
79Denali Park8722
80Knik River86674416.40%4
81Emmonak85576212.20%66
82Kotlik85357747.83%110
83Ninilchik836883-5.32%2
84Klawock83175510.07%471
85Togiak815817-0.24%7
86Alakanuk81367720.09%10
87Hoonah8087606.32%53
88Moose Creek7957476.43%199
89Selawik792829-4.46%131
90Mountain Village784813-3.57%72
91Kasilof75454937.34%28
92St. Mary's74750747.34%6
93Manokotak73344265.84%4
94Akutan7311,027-28.82%4
95Unalakleet7076882.76%95
96Kivalina68337482.62%162
97Tuntutuliak67540865.44%2
98Buckland67541662.26%306
99Two Rivers663719-7.79%9
100Yakutat649662-1.96%2
101Noorvik623668-6.74%287
102Stebbins61555610.61%7
103Pleasant Valley614725-15.31%8
104Kwethluk613721-14.98%23
105Scammon Bay59447425.32%490
106Point Hope594674-11.87%46
107Gambell591681-13.22%22
108Happy Valley588593-0.84%3
109Pilot Station5735680.88%138
110Akiachak573627-8.61%31
111Kake5705572.33%29
112Fort Yukon561583-3.77%32
113Big Delta556591-5.92%5
114Toksook Bay546590-7.46%7
115New Stuyahok5465107.06%6
116Kasigluk543569-4.57%18
117Thorne Bay53347113.16%8
118Aniak5265014.99%33
119Eek52329676.69%312
120Fox River517685-24.53%2
121Kipnuk511639-20.03%10
122Angoon50645910.24%8
123Shishmaref498563-11.55%82
124Nuiqsut49640223.38%22
125Galena4954705.32%11
126Wainwright494556-11.15%18
127South Van Horn493558-11.65%24
128Chefornak48341815.55%36
129Cooper Landing47828965.40%3
130Kachemak474111
131Naknek468544-13.97%2
132Gustavus4544422.71%5
133Fox4484177.43%13
134Kongiganak433439-1.37%88
135St. Michael4274016.48%8
136Noatak415514-19.26%10
137Glennallen411483-14.91%1
138Tununak40132722.63%3
139Tyonek399171133.33%2
140Kwigillingok39932124.30%6
141St. Paul395479-17.54%4
142Napakiak3863549.04%74
143Brevig Mission384388-1.03%61
144Akiak38134610.12%78
145Tazlina37629726.60%18
146Huslia36927534.18%9
147King Salmon361374-3.48%1
148Trapper Creek358481-25.57%
149Saxman353411-14.11%141
150Napaskiak342405-15.56%46
151Hydaburg342376-9.04%453
152Nenana341378-9.79%22
153Tuluksak319373-14.48%42
154Whittier31822044.55%10
155Newtok315354-11.02%91
156Moose Pass31521943.84%7
157Anaktuvuk Pass315324-2.78%23
158McGrath304346-12.14%3
159Shaktoolik30225120.32%109
160Shungnak29226211.45%14
161Koyuk291332-12.35%22
162Kiana285361-21.05%585
163Lower Kalskag270282-4.26%84
164Elim268330-18.79%39
165Mentasta Lake266112137.50%
166Marshall261414-36.96%25
167Ambler2602580.78%10
168Russian Mission257312-17.63%18
169Mekoryuk24819129.84%14
170Nikolaevsk246318-22.64%3
171Copper Center245328-25.30%8
172Mosquito Lake244309-21.04%1
173Upper Kalskag23621012.38%26
174Nulato236264-10.61%2
175Old Harbor2312185.96%6
176Point Lay22718920.11%3
177Clam Gulch22717628.98%7
178Adak226326-30.67%3
179Tetlin22312775.59%1
180Holy Cross22017823.60%3
181Glacier View220234-5.98%
182Tanana214246-13.01%8
183Allakaket213105102.86%6
184Nanwalek212254-16.54%10
185Chickaloon210272-22.79%1
186Seldovia208255-18.43%208
187Koliganek202209-3.35%5
188Teller193229-15.72%50
189Hollis19311272.32%1
190Atmautluak189277-31.77%121
191Ruby18516611.45%10
192Arctic Village18515221.71%1
193Wales18414526.90%31
194Grayling183194-5.67%6
195Goodnews Bay182243-25.10%21
196Kokhanok1801705.88%3
197Kaltag180190-5.26%3
198Aleknagik179219-18.26%3
199Port Lions178194-8.25%14
200Kaktovik178239-25.52%89
201Cantwell178219-18.72%1
202Port Graham1771770.00%11
203Minto177210-15.71%1
204Lowell Point1776
205Alcan Border176
206Nightmute175280-37.50%1
207Anderson172246-30.08%2
208Atqasuk162233-30.47%2
209Seldovia Village160165-3.03%3
210Nunam Iqua158187-15.51%5
211Lutak158
212White Mountain156190-17.89%33
213Coldfoot1562
214Pitkas Point15510942.20%37
215Harding-Birch Lakes154299-48.49%
216Gakona154218-29.36%1
217Tanacross15313612.50%1
218Coffman Cove152176-13.64%5
219Ouzinkie149161-7.45%10
220Fort Greely144539-73.28%5
221Nikolai14313
222Deering14312217.21%11
223Golovin142156-8.97%13
224Kobuk140151-7.28%3
225Tenakee Springs1371314.58%4
226Kenny Lake135355-61.97%
227Port Alsworth134159-15.72%2
228Newhalen131190-31.05%8
229Naukati Bay12611311.50%10
230Venetie125166-24.70%2
231Dry Creek119
232Nelchina1161
233Mud Bay114212-46.23%4
234Chuathbaluk111118-5.93%10
235Nondalton110164-32.93%6
236Chalkyitsik1095
237Anvik1054
238Northway1022
239Pilot Point1012
240Primrose1001
241Perryville97113-14.16%3
242Sleetmute94
243Oscarville9414
244Diomede93115-19.13%15
245Halibut Cove914
246Port Heiden88102-13.73%1
247Port Alexander8810
248Nelson Lagoon86
249Eagle8638
250Red Dog Mine85309-72.49%
251Gulkana84119-29.41%1
252Bettles8421
253Northway Village8213
254Chistochina80
255Ekwok78115-32.17%2
256St. George76102-25.49%1
257Crooked Creek75105-28.57%
258Tatitlek734
259Silver Springs73114-35.96%11
260Crown Point738
261Takotna721
262Klukwan7220
263Kasaan725
264Hughes729
265Whale Pass711
266Igiugig711
267Hope70192-63.54%1
268Beaver701
269Chignik Lagoon692
270Chenega681
271Twin Hills671
272Pelican6747
273Levelock672
274Whitestone643
275Circle64104-38.46%
276Shageluk612
277Chitina61126-51.59%
278Akhiok593
279Koyukuk584
280Egegik58109-46.79%1
281Rampart57
282Chignik572
283False Pass561
284Cold Bay56108-48.15%
285Iliamna55109-49.54%1
286Chignik Lake492
287Eagle Village481
288South Naknek46
289Port Clarence451
290Manley Hot Springs44
291Clark's Point445
292Tonsina43
293Atka432
294Larsen Bay424
295Northway Junction412
296Stony River405
297Central40
298Covenant Life371
299Dot Lake Village363
300Edna Bay351
301Sunrise321
302Excursion Inlet32
303Pedro Bay311
304Skwentna29
305Karluk29
306Aleneva27
307Mendeltna24
308Nikolski21
309Red Devil20
310Lake Minchumina20
311Ferry20
312Attu Station17
313Stevens Village15
314Hyder14
315Platinum13
316Lime Village13
317Alatna13
318Chicken12
319Livengood11
320Evansville11
321Wiseman10
322Ugashik9
323Kupreanof71
324Healy Lake7
325Beluga5
326Elfin Cove4
327Birch Creek4
328Portage Creek3
329Four Mile Road31
330Willow Creek191-100.00%
331Whitestone Logging Camp
332Tolsona
333Susitna
334Slana147-100.00%
335Port Protection
336Pope-Vannoy Landing
337Point Possession
338Point Baker
339Petersville
340Paxson
341Nabesna
342Mertarvik
343McCarthy
344Loring
345Lake Louise
346Ivanof Bay
347Hobart Bay
348Game Creek
349Flat
350Eureka Roadhouse
351Dot Lake
352Chisana
353Chiniak
354Chase

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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