Juneau, Alaska Population 2022

32,451
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Juneau is a city located in Juneau County Alaska. With a 2020 population of 32,451, it is the 3rd largest city in Alaska and the 1401st largest city in the United States. Juneau is currently growing at a rate of 0.30% annually and its population has increased by 0.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,255 in 2020. 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 6.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,262 per month, and the median house value is $355,100. 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: 66.36%
  • Two or more races: 13.35%
  • Native American: 10.07%
  • Asian: 6.81%
  • Other race: 1.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.16%
  • Black or African American: 0.87%
The current population of Juneau, Alaska is 32,451 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 32,255.

Juneau, Alaska Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

Juneau Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,30066.36%
Black or African American2780.87%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,23310.07%
Asian2,1866.81%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3731.16%
Some Other Race4431.38%
Two or More Races4,28613.35%
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Juneau Population by Race

Juneau Population Pyramid 2022

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Juneau Median Age

38.5


Total

37.4


Male

39


Female

Juneau Adults

There are 25,244 adults, (4,376 of whom are seniors) in Juneau.

Juneau Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Juneau Sex Ratio

Female

15,625

48.68%

Male

16,474

51.32%

Juneau Population by Age

Juneau Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Juneau Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.7%19.3%
All64.6%35.4%
Female54.6%45.4%
Male53.1%46.9%
Non Family50.4%49.6%

64.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Juneau Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,8782.4564.6
Married5,8293.2780.7
Male5912.7853.1
Female1,0683.2954.6
Non Family5,3901.3650.4

3.14

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Juneau Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1800.80%
9th to 12th Grade6712.97%
High School Graduate4,87021.54%
Some College6,25227.66%
Associates Degree1,8658.25%
Bachelors Degree5,72225.31%
Graduate Degree3,04713.48%
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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
White15,57515,2047,322
Asian1,5811,455554
Black24424280
Hispanic1,3171,241354
2+ Races1,9141,865367
Native American2,1942,020222
Other Race30730331
Islander2091164

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 99.18%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 47.01%.

Juneau Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,311$55,815$47,822
Less Than 9th Grade$28,223$$
High School Graduate$35,648$38,660$32,118
Some College$48,897$55,345$43,671
Bachelors Degree$57,283$76,366$50,638
Graduate Degree$76,842$93,750$67,204

$51,311

Average Earnings

$55,815

Average Male

$47,822

Average Female

Juneau Earnings by Educational Attainment

Juneau Language by Age

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Juneau Language

87.68% of Juneau residents speak only English, while 12.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 5.42% of the population.

Juneau Language

Juneau Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,17742619.57%
Multiple4,19059814.27%
Islander3715214.02%
Native3,09643313.99%
Asian2,1651547.11%
Black251124.78%
White20,2008534.22%
OtherNaN%

6.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.99%

Male Poverty Rate

6.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Juneau

The race most likely to be in poverty in Juneau is Hispanic, with 19.57% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.50%.

Juneau Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.85%
High School12.37%
Some College4.31%
Bachelors or Greater2.48%

Juneau Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.17%
Male Unemployed13.67%
Female Employed5.15%
Female Unemployed9.40%

Juneau Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Juneau Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$88,077$104,222
Families$106,066$123,529
Married Families$118,170-
Non Families$63,801$71,811
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Income by Household Type

Juneau Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.2%

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 55-64, 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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2,099

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War502
First Gulf War519
Vietnam741
Korea131
World War II17

Juneau Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34203
35 to 54545
55 to 64452
65 to 74580
75+319

Juneau Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,75610.10%
Black5119.62%
Native American2269.13%
Asian231.26%
Islander93.07%
2+ Races341.47%
Hispanic453.37%

Juneau Veterans by Race

Juneau Veterans by Education

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5.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Juneau Veterans by Education

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67.8%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

4.4%

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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39.68%

Born in Juneau

91.59%

Native Born

8.41%

Foreign Born

3.02%

Non Citizen

5.40%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.59% of Juneau residents were born in the United States, with 39.68% having been born in Alaska. 3.02% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19001,3000.00%
19203,0581,7584.37%
19304,0439852.83%
19405,7291,6863.55%
19505,818890.15%
19606,7979791.57%
19706,050-747-1.16%
198019,52813,47812.43%
199026,7517,2233.20%
200030,7113,9601.39%
201031,2755640.18%
201131,373980.31%
201231,471980.31%
201331,569980.31%
201431,667980.31%
201531,765980.31%
201631,863980.31%
201731,961980.31%
201832,059980.31%
201932,157980.31%
202032,255980.30%
202132,353980.30%
202232,451980.30%

Juneau Population by Year