Alaska Cities by Population (2023)

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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.

Alaska Cities by Population (2023)

What is the biggest city in Alaska?

Anchorage is the biggest city in Alaska, with a population of 283,154 in 2023.

What is the fastest growing city in Alaska?

Houston is the fastest growing city in Alaska over the past 3 years, having grown 4.05% annually since 2020.

How many cities are in Alaska?

There are 147 cities in Alaska.

What are the 10 largest cities in Alaska?

The 10 largest cities in Alaska are: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Wasilla, Sitka, Ketchikan, Kenai, Palmer, Bethel and Homer.

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