Ketchikan is a city located in Ketchikan Gateway County Alaska. With a 2020 population of 8,220, it is the 12th largest city in Alaska and the 4787th largest city in the United States. Ketchikan is currently growing at a rate of 0.17% annually but its population has decreased by -0.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,230 in 2020. Spanning over 5 miles, Ketchikan has a population density of 2,155 people per square mile.
The average household income in Ketchikan is $81,844 with a poverty rate of 10.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,148 per month, and the median house value is $257,600. The median age in Ketchikan is 38.1 years, 36.6 years for males, and 39.6 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ketchikanwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 96.67%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 33.64%.
84.47% of Ketchikan residents speak only English, while 15.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 10.63% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Ketchikan is Black, with 26.76% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Ketchikan is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.72%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Ketchikan
86.65% of Ketchikan residents were born in the United States, with 42.39% having been born in Alaska. 5.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.