Juneau, Alaska Population 2021

31,848
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Juneau is a city located in Juneau County Alaska. With a 2020 population of 31,848, it is the 2nd largest city in Alaska (after Anchorage) and the 1234th largest city in the United States . Juneau is currently declining at a rate of -0.20% annually but its population has increased by 1.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 31,275 in 2010. Juneau reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 3255 miles, Juneau has a population density of 12 people per square mile.

The average household income in Juneau is $107,328 with a poverty rate of 7.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,310 per month, and the median house value is $345,900. The median age in Juneau is 38.1 years, 37.6 years for males, and 38.4 years for females.

Juneau is a city located in the state of Alaska. It also serves as the capital of the state. Juneau is the second largest city in the U.S. by area, although the same can not be said of its population.

Juneau Population and Economy Statistics

State, city and federal governments are the primary employers for residents of Juneau. The University of Alaska Southeast is also a top employer. During the summer months, the tourism industry is also booming, with cruise ships bringing over 1 million tourists to the area from May through September.

Juneau Population Growth

Juneau’s population has traditionally grown slowly and steadily. The most significant growth occurred between 1970 and 1980 when the population increased from just over 6,000 to nearly 20,000. Further growth pushed the community to over 26,000 at the time of the census taken in 1990. Since then, growth has slowed significantly. Recent estimates show that the population has grown 3.8% since the last poll taken in 2010. It has been predicted that Juneau will continue to see slow but steady growth at least over the next few years.

Before the Europeans settled it, Juneau served as a fishing area for various tribes that lived in the area for thousands of years before it was officially settled. Descendants of these natives still live in the city today and have fought against the government to prevent the development over the area known as Indian Point.

The first recorded contact by Europeans occurred in 1794, although it is believed that Europeans had explored the area before this time. However, Juneau was settled upon its discovery.

Only after the gold rush in the state of California did more people begin exploring the West in search of more gold. In 1880, two men marked a townsite and a mining camp was established after gold was discovered at the head of Gold Creek. The camp quickly became a village as more miners can to the area, although no permanent buildings were developed yet. By the next year, the population totaled more than 100 people and in the same year, the settlement was named Juneau.

In 1906, whaling and fur trade declines led to the government to move the capital from Sitka to Juneau. It was the largest city at the time. In 1911, the capitol building was authorized to be built. However, there were significant delays and construction did not begin until 1929 and was finished two years later.

Throughout the 20th century, efforts were made to move the capital to first Fairbanks and then later Willow. However, neither of these efforts were fruitful, and the city of Juneau has remained the capital ever since.

The population of the city grew in the late 1950s when Alaska was designated as a U.S. state. In the 1970s, the development of the Alaska Pipeline led to further population and economic growth, which slowed down in the next decade.

Today, the city is a major tourism spot, with millions of people coming each year on cruise ships. The tourism industry, along with government jobs, fuels the economy. The city hosts many cultural festivals and events each year, highlighting the works of residents. The city also features nightspots, restaurants, landmarks, and other attractions for residents and tourists.

Juneau Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Juneauwas:

  • White: 68.01%
  • Two or more races: 11.01%
  • Native American: 10.58%
  • Asian: 6.92%
  • Other race: 1.50%
  • Black or African American: 0.99%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.99%
The current population of Juneau, Alaska is 31,848 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 31,974.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 31,275.

Juneau, Alaska Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202131,848-63-0.20%
202031,911-63-0.20%
201931,974-63-0.20%
201832,037-61-0.19%
201732,098-314-0.98%
201632,412-203-0.63%
201532,6151340.41%
201432,481-113-0.35%
201332,5942100.64%
201232,3842230.69%
201132,1617742.41%
201031,3870.00%

Juneau Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,91768.01%
Two or More Races3,54811.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,40910.58%
Asian2,2316.92%
Some Other Race4821.50%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3200.99%
Black or African American3200.99%
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Juneau Population by Race

Juneau Population Pyramid $2021

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Juneau Median Age

38.1


Total

37.6


Male

38.4


Female

Juneau Adults

There are 25,283 adults, (4,039 of whom are seniors) in Juneau.

Juneau Age Dependency

51.7

Age Dependency Ratio

19

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Juneau Sex Ratio

Female

15,723

48.79%

Male

16,504

51.21%

Juneau Population by Age

Juneau Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Juneau Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family48.2%51.8%
Male49.1%50.9%
Female57%43%
All64.8%35.2%
Married81.1%18.9%

64.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Juneau Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,6762.564.8
Married6,0783.2181.1
Non Family4,9031.3948.2
Female1,1393.3357
Male5562.849.1

3.09

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Juneau Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2391.06%
9th to 12th Grade5792.57%
High School Graduate4,87521.61%
Some College6,64629.46%
Associates Degree1,5566.90%
Bachelors Degree5,54024.56%
Graduate Degree3,12613.86%
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Juneau Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Juneau Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White15,74615,4397,378
Native American2,2932,067237
Asian1,5671,427424
2+ Races1,4821,421340
Hispanic1,2881,192346
Other Race32632332
Black24924964
Islander19316510

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 46.86%.

Juneau Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,635$53,010$46,464
Less Than 9th Grade$28,472$29,583$21,818
High School Graduate$34,778$39,400$21,220
Some College$46,724$52,219$41,401
Bachelors Degree$58,551$71,131$51,752
Graduate Degree$78,129$87,286$74,712

$50,635

Average Earnings

$53,010

Average Male

$46,464

Average Female

Juneau Earnings by Educational Attainment

Juneau Language by Age

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Juneau Language

87.16% of Juneau residents speak only English, while 12.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 5.69% of the population.

Juneau Language

Juneau Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,6981,0515.08%
Native3,26971521.87%
Multiple3,46943712.60%
Hispanic2,13221810.23%
Asian2,212974.39%
Islander3184714.78%
Black293227.51%

7.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.58%

Male Poverty Rate

7.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Juneau

The race most likely to be in poverty in Juneau is Native, with 21.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Juneau is Asian, with 4.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.78%.

Juneau Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.74%
High School13.97%
Some College3.59%
Bachelors or Greater2.08%

Juneau Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed16.03%
Male Unemployed15.22%
Female Employed5.08%
Male Employed4.18%

Juneau Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Juneau Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$88,390$107,328
Families$108,750$120,263
Married Families$121,304$133,744
Non Families$61,598$81,224
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Income by Household Type

Juneau Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Juneau Married by Age and Sex

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Juneau Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Juneau Marital Status by Race

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Juneau Marital Status

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2,336

Number of Veterans

2,099

Male Veterans

237

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam736
First Gulf War716
Second Gulf War605
Korea139
World War II24

Juneau Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54731
65 to 74616
55 to 64517
75+271
18 to 34201

Juneau Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,99611.24%
Native American2017.78%
Hispanic795.99%
2+ Races532.72%
Asian402.27%
Islander258.42%
Black217.24%

Juneau Veterans by Race

Juneau Veterans by Education

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5.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Juneau Veterans by Education

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70.5%

Labor Force Participation

65.8%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Juneau Employment by Age

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Juneau Employment by Race

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Juneau Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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40.00%

Born in Juneau

91.22%

Native Born

8.78%

Foreign Born

3.64%

Non Citizen

5.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.22% of Juneau residents were born in the United States, with 40.00% having been born in Alaska. 3.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Juneau Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202131,848-63-0.20%
202031,911-63-0.20%
201931,974-63-0.20%
201832,037-61-0.19%
201732,098-314-0.97%
201632,412-203-0.62%
201532,6151340.41%
201432,481-113-0.35%
201332,5942100.65%
201232,3842230.69%
201132,1617742.47%
201031,3876760.22%
200030,7113,9601.39%
199026,7517,2233.20%
198019,52813,47812.43%
19706,050-747-1.16%
19606,7979791.57%
19505,818890.15%
19405,7291,6863.55%
19304,0439852.83%
19203,0581,7584.37%
19001,3000.00%

Juneau Population by Year