Ketchikan, Alaska Population 2024

7,966

Ketchikan is a city located in Ketchikan Gateway Borough and Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area Alaska. Ketchikan has a 2024 population of 7,966. It is also the county seat of Ketchikan Gateway Borough. Ketchikan is currently declining at a rate of -0.64% annually and its population has decreased by -2.5% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,170 in 2020.

The average household income in Ketchikan is $100,072 with a poverty rate of 12.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ketchikan is 37 years, 35.6 years for males, and 38.6 years for females.

Ketchikan Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ketchikan was:

  • White: 54.77%
  • Native American: 17.43%
  • Asian: 13.64%
  • Two or more races: 11.32%
  • Other race: 1.52%
  • Black or African American: 1.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.28%
State
Alaska
Land Area (mi²)
3.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,087.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.5% (-204)
The current population of Ketchikan, Alaska is 7,966 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,170.

Ketchikan, Alaska Population 2024

Population by Race

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,47454.77%
Native American1,42417.43%
Asian1,11413.64%
Two or more races92511.32%
Other race1241.52%
Black or African American841.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander230.28%

White

Native American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ketchikan Population by Race

Ketchikan Population Pyramid 2024

Ketchikan Median Age

37

Total

35.6

Male

38.6

Female

Ketchikan Adults

There are 6,420 adults, (1,223 of whom are seniors) in Ketchikan.

Ketchikan Age Dependency

57.2

Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Ketchikan Sex Ratio

Female3,96048.48%
Male4,20851.52%

Ketchikan Population by Age

Ketchikan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,2852.4156.143.9
Non Family1,3651.2344.655.4
Married1,2903.0777.222.8
Female4323.7635.264.8
Male1983.2442.957.1

3.05

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

56.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ketchikan Households and Families

Male

Female

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade941.65%
9th to 12th Grade2915.12%
High School Graduate1,73730.57%
Some College1,73830.59%
Associates Degree3486.12%
Bachelors Degree96717.02%
Graduate Degree5078.92%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ketchikan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ketchikan Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,2443,073982
Native American863779112
Asian798729221
2+ Races46542454
Hispanic27926287
Other Race918121
Black757527
Islander23130

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 36%.

Ketchikan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$46,698$49,982$40,788
Less Than 9th Grade$31,719$47,321$0
High School Graduate$36,250$45,160$31,563
Some College$47,951$51,055$41,442
Bachelors Degree$57,837$58,125$57,607
Graduate Degree$81,157$81,944$74,028

$46,698

Average Earnings

$49,982

Average Male

$40,788

Average Female

Ketchikan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ketchikan Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ketchikan Language

84.23% of Ketchikan residents speak only English, while 15.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 11.08% of the population.

Ketchikan Language

Ketchikan Poverty by Race

rate

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native1,39741529.71%
White4,2164059.61%
Multiple88410111.43%
Asian1,114625.57%
Hispanic477357.34%
Other1213125.62%
Black831821.69%

12.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.63%

Male Poverty Rate

14.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ketchikan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ketchikan is Native, with 29.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ketchikan is Asian, with 5.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.63%.

Ketchikan Poverty

rate

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.59%
Some College13.14%
High School12.25%
Bachelors or Greater6.04%

Ketchikan Poverty Rate by Education

rate

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed41.18%
Female Unemployed40.3%
Female Employed7.26%
Male Employed4.24%

Ketchikan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ketchikan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Name
Median
Mean
Households$73,512$100,072
Families$95,000$118,234
Married Families$126,250$-999,999,999
Non Families$40,547$66,682

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ketchikan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.7%

Male Marriage Rate

41.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Ketchikan Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ketchikan Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Ketchikan Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ketchikan Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

488

Number of Veterans

460

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

War
Veterans
Vietnam229
First Gulf War70
Second Gulf War63
Korea0
World War II0

Ketchikan Veterans by War

count

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74198
55 to 64165
35 to 5455
75+40
18 to 3430

Ketchikan Veterans by Age

count

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3449.49%
Native American706.76%
Asian272.96%
Black2128%
2+ Races203.68%
Hispanic144.71%
Other Race66.12%

Ketchikan Veterans by Race

Ketchikan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ketchikan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.2%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Ketchikan Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ketchikan Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ketchikan Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

42.96%

Born in Ketchikan

86.53%

Native Born

13.47%

Foreign Born

4.32%

Non Citizen

9.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.53% of Ketchikan residents were born in the United States, with 42.96% having been born in Alaska. 4.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Ketchikan Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

Download Table Data

Enter your email below, and you'll receive this table's data in your inbox momentarily.

Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,711-51-0.66%
20287,762-51-0.65%
20277,813-51-0.65%
20267,864-51-0.64%
20257,915-51-0.64%
20247,966-51-0.64%
20238,017-51-0.63%
20228,068-39-0.48%
20218,107-63-0.77%
20208,170-112-1.35%
20198,282100.12%
20188,272100.12%
20178,262630.77%
20168,19990.11%
20158,190-53-0.64%
20148,243460.56%
20138,19770.09%
20128,190320.39%
20118,158780.97%
20108,0801581.99%
20007,922-341-4.13%
19908,2631,06514.8%
19807,1982042.92%
19706,9945117.88%
19606,4831,28124.63%
19505,20250710.8%
19404,69589923.68%
19303,7961,29651.84%
19202,5001,500150%
19001,00000%
showing: 30 rows

Ketchikan Population by Year